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California drought worries pool industry

October 6, 2014 SANTA ANA, Calif. more »»

Names & Notes

October 5, 2014 Rubenbauer wins Communicator of the Year Ann Rubenbauer, graphic designer for Iowa Valley Community College District, received the Communicator of the Year Award at this week’s National Council for... more »»

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy leve. more »»

UAW forming Ala. local aimed at Mercedes

October 4, 2014 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. more »»

Culinary incubator opens in Rhode Island

October 4, 2014 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state's first workspace specifically designed for entrepreneurs to jumpstart their food-related startup companies has opened. more »»

Factory orders posted record drop in August

October 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. more »»

JPMorgan: Data breach affected 76M households

October 3, 2014 LOS ANGELES — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says that a cyberattack compromised customer information for about 76M households and 7M small businesses. more »»

Disney extends CEO Iger's contract to 2018

October 3, 2014 BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Co. says it has extended Robert Iger's contract as chairman and CEO by two years through June 30, 2018. more »»

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soarin. more »»

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

October 2, 2014 MILFORD, Mich. — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U. more »»

Amazon closing Kansas distribution plant

October 2, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. — plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday. more »»

Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

October 2, 2014 DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September. General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group led the industry with 19-percent sales increases over last September. more »»

US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors

October 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. more »»

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

October 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. more »»

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

October 1, 2014 BRUSSELS — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union’s competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal ta... more »»

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas

September 30, 2014 NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market drifted lower to start the week, following European markets down. more »»

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

September 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4. more »»

Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

September 29, 2014 PARIS — Despite no deal in sight, Air France’ s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline’s flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cos... more »»



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