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Nation to make people pay for gas

January 20, 2014 ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Turkmenistan’s president said Saturday his government will begin installing gas meters in households, ending the unlimited supply of free gas to citizens in the energy-rich... more »»

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January 19, 2014 Obrecht named Salesperson of the Year Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch management and agricultural real estate sales company is pleased to announce that Jeffrey T. more »»

Shoppers fret about authenticity of Target emails

January 18, 2014 NEW YORK — An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimiz... more »»

GM to pay new CEO Barra $1.6M in base salary

January 18, 2014 General Motors Co. says new CEO Mary Barra will get a base salary of $1.6 million per year as she takes over the global automaker. more »»

Health care website passed recent security test

January 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama’s health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the... more »»

Goldman Sachs says 4Q profit falls 21 percent

January 17, 2014 Goldman Sachs reported Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit dropped 21 percent as revenue from mortgages and trading in bonds and other securities weakened. more »»

Charging Netflix at issue in open-Internet case

January 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require? A court ruling this week... more »»

Fed: US economic growth healthy over holidays

January 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output. more »»

Holiday sales rise on discounts, online shopping

January 15, 2014 NEW YORK — Holiday shoppers were more than willing to spend during the holiday season, if they saw big discounts or were shopping online. Sales rose 3. more »»

Appeals court sets aside Internet neutrality rules

January 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a decision that could reshape consumers’ access to entertainment, news and other online content, a federal appeals court Tuesday set aside Federal Communications Commission rules... more »»

Federal government runs December surplus of $53.2B

January 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government ran a $53.2 billion surplus in December, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances. more »»

Beam being acquired by Japan’s Suntory

January 14, 2014 NEW YORK — The maker of classic American whiskeys Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has agreed to be acquired by a Japanese company in a $1. more »»

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January 12, 2014 Badger to be on Keep Iowa Beautiful board Jeff Badger, Market President of the US Bank in Marshalltown, has been elected as a member of the Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Trustees. more »»

New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students

January 12, 2014 DETROIT — The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. more »»

Indonesia implements ban on unprocessed ore export

January 12, 2014 JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian law banning the export of unprocessed minerals took effect Sunday, with the government aiming to boost local operations and create more jobs and mining companies... more »»

Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

January 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Fallout from Target’s pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company’s sales and profits well into the new year. more »»

Surprisingly weak jobs report puzzles economists

January 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. more »»

Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge

January 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash... more »»

PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop

January 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Personal computer sales sank even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the steepest annual decline in PC shipments since desktop and laptop machines began to appear on... more »»

 
 

 

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