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Sign of the times: Super Bowl ads safer and staid

February 4, 2014 NEW YORK — As Super Bowl ads go, so goes America. more »»

US factories expanded at much slower pace in Jan.

February 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing barely expanded last month, in part because cold weather delayed shipments of raw materials and caused some factories to shut down. more »»

Obama running out of reasons to reject Keystone XL pipeline

February 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is running out of reasons to say no to Keystone XL, the proposed oil pipeline that’s long been looming over his environmental legacy. more »»

Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term jobless

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Confronting the persistent joblessness that has marred the economic recovery, President Barack Obama won commitments Friday from more than 300 companies to reach out in their hiring to... more »»

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in December

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending at a solid pace for the second straight month in December even though their income was flat. Consumer spending rose 0. more »»

Google poised to execute long-delayed stock split

January 31, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is finally ready to split its stock for the first time, more than three years after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began discussing a move engineered to ensure they... more »»

Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance hikes

January 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of homeowners in coastal and flood-prone areas would win protection from sharply higher federal flood insurance premiums under legislation muscled through the... more »»

Fed to reduce pace of bond buying by another $10B

January 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with a plan to shrink its bond-buying program because of a strengthening U.S. econom. more »»

Super Bowl ads show signs of maturity

January 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Forget slapstick humor, corny gimmicks and skimpy bikinis. This year’s Super Bowl ads promise something surprising: Maturity. There won’t be any close-up tongue kisses in Godaddy’s a. more »»

Pressure mounts for Apple to expand its horizons

January 29, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. more »»

FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

January 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans. more »»

Royal Bank of Scotland takes another $5 billion charge

January 28, 2014 LONDON — Hopes for a turnaround in Royal Bank of Scotland, the nationalized U.K. bank, took a hit Monday when the lender said it set aside 3 billion pounds ($5 billion) more to cover U.. more »»

New GM boss Barra stands behind lossmaking Opel

January 28, 2014 RUESSELSHEIM, Germany — New General Motors chief Mary Barra stressed on Monday the company’s support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe, saying its workers will get the job of building a... more »»

Kenya Airways: New planes, terminal and US flights

January 27, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya — New Boeing Dreamliners, the opening of a new terminal, and — on the horizon — Kenya’s first direct flights to the United States. more »»

US Customs passenger facility opens in UAE

January 27, 2014 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Passengers travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the United States will avoid long U.S. more »»

Names & Notes

January 26, 2014 Lowrance to retire from Great Western Bank this year Great Western Bank has announced Jim Lowrance, NE Central Iowa Group President, will retire on Dec. more »»

Lagarde warns of risks to global economic recovery

January 26, 2014 DAVOS, Switzerland — The International Monetary Fund’s managing director warned Saturday of the risks posed to global economic recovery from the reduction of the U.S. more »»

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

January 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. more »»

JPMorgan boosts CEO Dimon’s pay to $20 million

January 25, 2014 NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase almost doubled Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s pay for 2013, rewarding the executive for settling probes against the bank. more »»

 
 

 

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