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January 26, 2014 Lowrance to retire from Great Western Bank this year Great Western Bank has announced Jim Lowrance, NE Central Iowa Group President, will retire on Dec. more »»

Lagarde warns of risks to global economic recovery

January 26, 2014 DAVOS, Switzerland — The International Monetary Fund’s managing director warned Saturday of the risks posed to global economic recovery from the reduction of the U.S. more »»

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

January 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. more »»

JPMorgan boosts CEO Dimon’s pay to $20 million

January 25, 2014 NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase almost doubled Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s pay for 2013, rewarding the executive for settling probes against the bank. more »»

Apple’s Mac still influences, 30 years after debut

January 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. more »»

Barra to stay the course at GM, but accelerate

January 24, 2014 DETROIT — General Motors Co.'s new CEO, Mary Barra, says she will largely keep in place the plans of her predecessor, from a restructuring in Europe to a focus on improving profit margins. more »»

New rules sought to make child car seats safer

January 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday. more »»

Target hackers will be tough to find

January 23, 2014 NEW YORK — The hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find. more »»

Subcompact cars fare poorly in new crash tests

January 23, 2014 DETROIT — Subcompact cars fared poorly in new crash tests performed by an insurance industry group. more »»

Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

January 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their federal returns in the next few months. more »»

BP seeks rehearing in spill settlement dispute

January 22, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — BP on Tuesday asked an appeals court to review a ruling upholding a multibillion-dollar settlement to compensate victims of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

January 21, 2014 McALLEN, Texas — Account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off regionally, a South Texas police chief said Monday following the arrest of two... more »»

China’s economy grows 7.7 percent in 2013

January 21, 2014 BEIJING — China’s economic growth decelerated in the final quarter of 2013 and appears set to slow further, adding to pressure on its leaders to shore up an expansion as they try to implement... more »»

Deutsche Bank shares drop on unexpected loss

January 21, 2014 FRANKFURT, Germany — Shares of Deutsche Bank AG fell sharply on Monday after Germany’s biggest lender announced an unexpected fourth-quarter loss largely due to weak investment banking results and... more »»

Lawmakers believe Obama’s surveillance idea won’t work

January 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. more »»

Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

January 20, 2014 TRENTON, N.. more »»

Nation to make people pay for gas

January 20, 2014 ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Turkmenistan’s president said Saturday his government will begin installing gas meters in households, ending the unlimited supply of free gas to citizens in the energy-rich... more »»

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January 19, 2014 Obrecht named Salesperson of the Year Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch management and agricultural real estate sales company is pleased to announce that Jeffrey T. more »»

Shoppers fret about authenticity of Target emails

January 18, 2014 NEW YORK — An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimiz... more »»

GM to pay new CEO Barra $1.6M in base salary

January 18, 2014 General Motors Co. says new CEO Mary Barra will get a base salary of $1.6 million per year as she takes over the global automaker. more »»



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