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Cyprus President trumpets energy boost for Turkey

February 18, 2014 NICOSIA, Cyprus — An agreement to end the 40-year division of Cyprus could give Turkey access to ample supplies of gas and reboot its relations with Israel, the president of the small Mediterranean... more »»

NC Gov. McCrory briefed on Duke coal ash lawsuit

February 18, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. more »»

Nevada attorney general takes deal in lender fraud civil lawsuit

February 17, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Nevada took a settlement Friday and dropped a consumer-fraud lawsuit against a mortgage services firm that state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto had accused of orchestrating a... more »»

Sponsors compose Olympians’ tweets

February 17, 2014 SOCHI, Russia — Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and... more »»

Names & Notes

February 16, 2014 Gudith promoted to Assistant VP Danielle Gudith has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Pinnacle Bank. more »»

UAW drive falls short amid culture clash in Tenn.

February 16, 2014 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. more »»

Gov’t lets banks, marijuana sellers do business

February 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay... more »»

Eurozone recovery accelerates, jobs elusive

February 15, 2014 BRUSSELS — Europe’s economy is growing faster, raising hopes for a sustainable recovery, but that may not be enough to bring sky-high levels of unemployment down anytime soo. more »»

Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable

February 14, 2014 LOS ANGELES — With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they... more »»

GAO recommends changes for student debit cards

February 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Small fees add up for college students using college-issued debit and prepaid cards, which are often used to draw financial aid, and congressional investigators on Thursday urged greate... more »»

Senate clears debt limit measure for Obama

February 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday... more »»

CBS 4Q earnings beat on TV show sales

February 13, 2014 NEW YORK — CBS Cor. more »»

Yellen rebuffs Fed critics, pleases investors

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen pursued a simple strategy Tuesday for handling a battery of lawmakers who came armed with skepticism about the Federal Reserve. Politely stand your ground. Be consistent. more »»

US job openings fall in Dec. from 5-year high

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in December and hiring slowed, adding to evidence that the job market weakened that month. more »»

Another delay in health law’s employer requirement

February 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or... more »»

Icahn retreats from Apple battle on stock buybacks

February 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn is retreating from his battle with Apple’s board of directors, ending a high-profile campaign to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more money to... more »»

Pakistan economy improving, reform remains on track

February 10, 2014 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that Pakistan has met nearly all of its quantitative performance markers, that its economy is showing signs of improvement... more »»

New Microsoft CEO’s collegial style sparks hope

February 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It was a fleeting moment once the camera had gone off, but some say it’s indicative of the leadership style Satya Nadella brings to his new job as CEO of Microsoft Corp. more »»

Names & Notes

February 9, 2014 INS acquires Caleris call centers Iowa Network Services (INS) announced the acquisition of Caleris, an Iowa-based company offering outsourced call center solutions and other services primarily to... more »»

Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

February 8, 2014 NEW YORK — The hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. more »»

 
 

 

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