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Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

January 26, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vot. more »»

Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

January 25, 2015 DAVOS, Switzerland — The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week’s big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. more »»

One of the publisher’s favorite recipes

January 25, 2015 Times-Republican Publisher Michael Schlesinger gave me his wife’s recipe for chicken and wild rice soup. Michael claims it is also good if made with turkey instead of chicken. more »»

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

January 25, 2015 MIAMI — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. more »»

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

January 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers’ personal information from the government’s health insurance website t... more »»

Online storage provider Box soars in Wall Street debut

January 24, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Box’s shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider’s decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable... more »»

McDonald's earnings fall

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about i. more »»

UPS takes a hit during holidays, cuts outlook

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK — UPS spent heavily to avoid last year's debacle over the holidays, when an unexpected crush of last-minute shipping and terrible weather led millions of late deliveries. more »»

SkyMall files for bankruptcy

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. more »»

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

January 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world’s major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. more »»

Starbucks' 1Q profits soar on strong sales

January 23, 2015 SEATTLE — Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers who snapped up an expanded offerings of food and drinks over the holidays. more »»

Bank of Canada pays $5.4B for City National

January 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Royal Bank of Canada plans to boost its services for wealthy clients by paying about $5.4 billion in cash and stock to buy U.S.-based City National. more »»

First retailer reopens after Hawaii lava scare

January 23, 2015 HILO, Hawaii — A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that's being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making it the first major retailer to return since molten rock... more »»

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and ‘HoloLens’

January 22, 2015 REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLen. more »»

EBay to cut 2,400 jobs

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. more »»

4chan founder to retire from site

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — The founder of the popular, if at times notorious, online message board 4chan is retiring as the site’s administrator. Christopher Poole launched the site in 2003 when he was 15 years ol. more »»

American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — American Express is planning to cut more than 4,000 jobs across the company this year, a company spokeswoman told The AP. more »»

Global economy squeezed by worsening slowdown in China

January 21, 2015 HONG KONG — The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China’s decelerating growth. The Chinese economy grew 7. more »»

Yahoo CEO poised to make fateful decision on Alibaba

January 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing her biggest business decision since she left Google two-and-a-half years ago to lead its struggling rival: how to manage Yahoo’s most valuable asset... more »»

Netflix reels in 4.3M more subscribers 4Q

January 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Coming off its best quarter yet, Netflix is hoping to hook millions more Internet video subscribers with the lure of original programming as the company tries to build the leading... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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