Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:57:27 EDTThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:57:27 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFed offers a dual message on health of US economyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574542.htmlWASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTSanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quicklyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574543.htmlMOSCOW - U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgent.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTGOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseashttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574544.htmlWASHINGTON - Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTBoston protesters rally against gas pipelinehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574545.htmlBOSTON - Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTJudge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuithttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574546.htmlFARGO, N.D. - American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT