Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 2 Oct 2014 04:13:52 EDTThu, 2 Oct 2014 04:13:52 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssWhy the bond market is more fragile than you thinkhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577366.htmlNEW 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.Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTGM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profithttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577367.htmlMILFORD, 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.S.Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTAmazon closing Kansas distribution planthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577368.htmlWICHITA, Kan. - Amazon.com 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.Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTTruck deals boost US auto sales in Septemberhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577369.htmlDETROIT - 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.Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTUS issues final minimum wage rule for contractorshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/577370.htmlWASHINGTON - Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. The action puts in force a step announced by President Barack Obama in February.Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT