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Jobless bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

January 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer... more »»

Senate confirms Yellen to chair Federal Reserve

January 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to... more »»

Delta retires last DC-9, oldest plane in US fleet

January 7, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines is retiring its last DC-9s, the oldest passenger plane in the fleet of the big U.S. airline. more »»

Men’s Wearhouse bid for Jos. A. Bank

January 7, 2014 FREMONT, Calif. — Despite rebuked overtures on both sides, The Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank could wind up together for better or worse. more »»

Selling social media clicks becomes big business

January 6, 2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. more »»

Price of bluefin tuna dives at Tokyo auction

January 6, 2014 TOKYO — Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7. more »»

Names & Notes

January 5, 2014 Loney joins Pinnacle Bank Board of Directors Pinnacle Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Loney to its board of director. more »»

Government might deregulate corn, soybean seeds

January 5, 2014 MILWAUKEE — The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by... more »»

Factory, construction growth boost 2014 outlook

January 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Expectations are rising for a stronger U.S. economy in 2014 after reports Thursday showed solid growth in manufacturing and construction spending at the end of last year. more »»

Snapchat suffers security breach

January 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of million... more »»

Legal recreational marijuana industry opens in Colorado

January 2, 2014 DENVER — Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipe. more »»

New year means new challenges for health care law

January 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — This could be the year that things finally turn around for President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Target reveals gift card snafu

January 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. more »»

Machinists chief once called pensions ‘sacred’

January 1, 2014 SEATTLE — The national union chief who has forced a vote on a pension-freezing Boeing contract proposal once called those retirement plans sacred and derided alternatives as risky. more »»

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

December 31, 2013 LAS VEGAS — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned... more »»

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

December 31, 2013 WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and... more »»

Judge ends Katrina lawsuits against feds

December 30, 2013 NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. more »»

Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

December 30, 2013 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Increasingly vocal in its frustration over U.S. more »»

Judge ends Katrina flooding lawsuits against feds

December 29, 2013 NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. more »»

High stakes for US families losing jobless benefit

December 29, 2013 WESTMINSTER, Calif. more »»



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