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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 »»

Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

September 11, 2014 LONDON — In for a penny, in for a pound. There’ll be no going back if Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom on Sept. 18. more »»

Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

September 11, 2014 MARANELLO, Italy — After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari. more »»

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

September 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. more »»

US airlines improve their on-time performance

September 11, 2014 DALLAS — At the height of this summer's travel season, airline flights were more likely to arrive on time and less likely to be canceled than they were last year. more »»

T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — T-Mobile will begin to sell more than 100 smartphone models that tap into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can not connect to the wireless carrier's... more »»

Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

September 10, 2014 CUPERTINO, Calif. — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones weren’t the star of the show. more »»

 
 

 

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