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March 15, 2015 MMSC creates $47 million impact on local economy Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center (soon to be Central Iowa Healthcare) directly generates 580 jobs (860 jobs created outside the hospital... more »»

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

March 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising... more »»

Energy agency sees more oil declines, potential for conflict

March 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Oil prices have further to drop with few signs of slowing production in the U.S., according to a global energy agenc. more »»

Andorra: CEO of bank accused of money laundering is arrested

March 15, 2015 MADRID — The chief executive officer of a bank in the tiny European country of Andorra has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering following U.S. more »»

Egypt rakes billions in Gulf aid that boosts its president

March 14, 2015 SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Egypt raked in promises of more than $12 billion in investment and aid from its Gulf Arab allies on Friday, kicking off an international conference aimed at rescuing the... more »»

Argentina warns Citibank it could lose banking license

March 14, 2015 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina threatened Friday to revoke Citibank’s operation license if it refuses to process payments to bondholders, a move ordered by a New York judge presiding over a lon... more »»

Autonomous car preps for 3,500-mile road trip

March 14, 2015 AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the futur. more »»

FDA: 3 people die from foodborne illness

March 14, 2015 DALLAS — Officials say three people have died after developing a foodborne illness linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. more »»

Winter chills US economy, but slowdown should thaw

March 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — For a second year, harsh winter weather has kept Americans away from shopping centers, slowed home sales and weighed on U.S. economic growth. Yet there may be little cause for concern. more »»

Greek prime minister promises to keep paying creditors

March 13, 2015 PARIS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Thursday that his government will pay debts that are due soon, even if Athens doesn’t get part of a rescue loan that will only get released if... more »»

FDA wants more info on scopes linked to ‘superbug’ outbreaks

March 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal “superbug” outbreak. more »»

Workers, Shell reach tentative agreement

March 13, 2015 The United Steelworkers union has reached an agreement with Shell that could soon lead to the end of a six-week strike that has affected 12 U.S. refineries. more »»

Judge approves Trump reorganization plan

March 13, 2015 WILMINGTON, Del. more »»

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US banks

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve approved plans by major U.S. more »»

Major unions stepping up battle against free-trade pact

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO union says it and its affiliated unions are freezing political contributions to federal candidates “until further notice” to channel funds into the labor’s intensifying... more »»

FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. more »»

Endo Intl. tops Valeant's offer for Salix

March 12, 2015 TRENTON, N.J. — Specialty drugmaker Endo International PLC is trying to lure Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. more »»

PetSmart goes private as $8.7B sale closes

March 12, 2015 NEW YORK — PetSmart said Wednesday that it has been taken private, as a group of investors led by the buyout firm BC Partners completed their $8.7 billion acquisition of the pet store retailer. more »»

Good news for some of us: Other people are quitting jobs

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans. more »»

 
 
 

 

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