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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 »»

Names & Notes

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 »»

Few ‘wearables’ balance fashion, function

January 9, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages. more »»

Few ‘wearables’ balance fashion, function

January 9, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages. more »»

Experts withdraw from Internet security conference

January 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — At least eight researchers or policy experts have withdrawn from an Internet security conference after the sponsor reportedly used flawed encryption technology deliberately in commercia... more »»

Emerson closes purchase of EGS Electrical

January 8, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Emerson on Thursday announced that it has closed the transaction acquiring SPX Corporation’s 4. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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