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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. more »»

‘Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. more »»

Labor board orders CNN to rehire workers

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300... more »»

Apple releases tool to remove U2 album

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Some iPhone users are not happy that U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. more »»

‘New’ Scots vote crucial to independence result

September 15, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland’s Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday’s referendum nears. more »»

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

September 15, 2014 LONDON — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It’s complicated, and there is a deadline. more »»

Names & Notes

September 14, 2014 Caleris named to 2014 Inc. 5000 Caleris, a West Des Moines-based business processing outsourcing provider, was named to Inc. magazine’s 33rd annual In. more »»

Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe?

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. more »»

France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

September 14, 2014 PARIS — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. more »»

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

September 14, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. more »»

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

September 13, 2014 Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. more »»

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Yahoo’s free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day. more »»

Olive Garden investor: Easy on the breadsticks

September 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. more »»

US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that recent job growth has led to accelerated consumer spendin. more »»

US budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008. The August deficit was $128. more »»

European states struggle with Draghi’s challenge

September 12, 2014 FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. more »»

Silicon Valley clashes with FDA’s regulation

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. more »»

RadioShack warns of possible bankruptcy

September 12, 2014 NEW YORK — RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch. more »»

Groups sue over oil shipments in old rail cars

September 12, 2014 SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. more »»



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