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Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable

February 14, 2014 LOS ANGELES — With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they... more »»

GAO recommends changes for student debit cards

February 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Small fees add up for college students using college-issued debit and prepaid cards, which are often used to draw financial aid, and congressional investigators on Thursday urged greate... more »»

Senate clears debt limit measure for Obama

February 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday... more »»

CBS 4Q earnings beat on TV show sales

February 13, 2014 NEW YORK — CBS Cor. more »»

Yellen rebuffs Fed critics, pleases investors

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen pursued a simple strategy Tuesday for handling a battery of lawmakers who came armed with skepticism about the Federal Reserve. Politely stand your ground. Be consistent. more »»

US job openings fall in Dec. from 5-year high

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in December and hiring slowed, adding to evidence that the job market weakened that month. more »»

Another delay in health law’s employer requirement

February 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or... more »»

Icahn retreats from Apple battle on stock buybacks

February 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn is retreating from his battle with Apple’s board of directors, ending a high-profile campaign to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more money to... more »»

Pakistan economy improving, reform remains on track

February 10, 2014 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that Pakistan has met nearly all of its quantitative performance markers, that its economy is showing signs of improvement... more »»

New Microsoft CEO’s collegial style sparks hope

February 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It was a fleeting moment once the camera had gone off, but some say it’s indicative of the leadership style Satya Nadella brings to his new job as CEO of Microsoft Corp. more »»

Names & Notes

February 9, 2014 INS acquires Caleris call centers Iowa Network Services (INS) announced the acquisition of Caleris, an Iowa-based company offering outsourced call center solutions and other services primarily to... more »»

Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

February 8, 2014 NEW YORK — The hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. more »»

Weak US jobs report also offers hints of optimism

February 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment. more »»

Apple takes $14B bite of its stock via buyback

February 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investor. more »»

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

February 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing. more »»

House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

February 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's Rim Fire in California. more »»

Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

February 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so... more »»

Disney 1Q helped by 'Frozen,' 'Infinity'

February 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. more »»

Microsoft names cloud computing chief as next CEO

February 5, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company’s next CEO, tapping a longtime insider to lead efforts to catch rivals in mobile devices and offer more... more »»

Gannett 4Q profit down 12 pct on lower ad spending

February 5, 2014 MCLEAN, Va. — Gannett Co. more »»



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