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A bid of $1.8B suits Jos A Bank just fine

March 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Looks like the best suitor won. After an extended chase that included overtures on both sides and flirtations with other parties, Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. more »»

Health law cited as US uninsured rate drops

March 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics — a... more »»

World has new top banana as Chiquita, Fyffes merge

March 11, 2014 DUBLIN — Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world’s biggest banana supplier. more »»

US should give airwaves to cell companies

March 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio says the government should give cellphone companies more airwaves and allow private companies to build a nationwide pipeline for oil and natural gas. more »»

Japanese bitcoin exchange files bankruptcy

March 11, 2014 DALLAS — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange that recently collapsed in Japan has filed for U.S. more »»

US commerce secretary in Gulf ahead of Obama visit

March 10, 2014 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. more »»

Comcast challenging Disney’s hold on tourism trade

March 10, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Cor. more »»

Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw

March 10, 2014 PARIS — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. more »»

Bigger pig pens create challenges for farmers

March 9, 2014 FAIR OAKS, Ind. — Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. more »»

Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup

March 9, 2014 TOKYO — There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. more »»

Blast of winter weather can’t faze US employers

March 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn’t faze U.. more »»

Samsung introduces free streaming radio service

March 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market. more »»

Man denies he’s Bitcoin founder

March 7, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denied he had anything to do with the digital currency. more »»

Stock and housing gains put US net worth at record

March 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — A surging stock market and rebounding home prices boosted Americans’ wealth to a record in the final three months of last year, though both trends have slowed so far in 2014. more »»

Facebook to delete illegal gun sales

March 6, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background chec. more »»

Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered television

March 5, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who’d rather stream TV over the Internet than put a... more »»

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores as troubles grow

March 5, 2014 NEW YORK — There will soon be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries. RadioShack said Tuesday that it plans to close up to 1,100 stores, or about a fifth of its U.S. locations. more »»

Cold weather heats up sales for some companies

March 4, 2014 NEW YORK — The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash. more »»

Names & Notes

March 2, 2014 ServiceMaster techs earn new certification ServiceMaster of Marshalltown is proud to announce that two employees, Alex Ribby and Alan Naughton, qualified by service and examination for the IICRC... more »»

Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades

March 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy. more »»



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