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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s

February 25, 2014 The ASSOCIATED?PRESS NEW YORK — Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.. more »»

Oil train wrecks spur railroad safety measures

February 23, 2014 BILLINGS, Mont. — Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. more »»

Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones

February 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumer. more »»

Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

February 22, 2014 CELAYA, Mexico — Mexico is on track to become the United States’ No. more »»

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

February 22, 2014 TOKYO — PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. more »»

Obama budget to drop benefit cost-of-living trims

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday. more »»

US applications for jobless benefits drop to 336k

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell a slight 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, a sign that layoffs remain lo. more »»

FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

February 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission says it won’t appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equall. more »»

Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills

February 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage. more »»

Actavis to buy Forest Labs in $25 billion deal

February 19, 2014 Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. for about $25 billion, catapulting little-known Actavis into the world's N. more »»

More aid for Greece to be decided ‘after summer’

February 18, 2014 BRUSSELS — A decision on whether crisis-stricken Greece gets more financial assistance or debt relief won’t be made until “after the summer,” a top eurozone official said Monday. more »»

Stimulus bill was good for economy

February 18, 2014 RANCHO MIRAGE, Cali. more »»

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 »»



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