Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 24 Jul 2014 18:44:18 EDTThu, 24 Jul 2014 18:44:18 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssUS economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdierhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574228.htmlWASHINGTON - Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTComic Con festival kicks off in San Diegohttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574225.htmlSAN DIEGO - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTMusical ventures inside the mind of a caninehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574200.htmlEver wonder what your dog is thinking? Well, the Marshalltown Community Theatre is giving an inside look at that notion with its summer musical "Bark!" "Bark!" is told from a dog's perspective from a group of six canines in a doggie day care.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTChinese meat supplier scandal has global reachhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574229.htmlNEW YORK - It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTCBS event marks civil rights anniversaryhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574226.htmlNEW YORK - A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT