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Oil Futures Hit Fresh Multiyear Lows

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:53pm
Oil futures slid further downhill in electronic trade early Monday, with a rising dollar helping weigh on the commodity.
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi says 2014 sales more than doubled to $12.2 billion

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:31pm
The chairman of Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi says its sales more than doubled last year to $12.2 billion.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:29pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.7% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.8% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.8% ; Taipei (Taiex) down 0.9% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Open Lower Amid Euro Concerns

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:23pm
Hong Kong stocks declined Monday morning, following a weak trend seen in the Japanese market, as the euro fell to its lowest level in more than eight years amid concerns over Greece's future in the eurozone.
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FairPoint, union officials hold 1st talks in more than a month

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:10pm
FairPoint and unions officials representing more than 1,700 striking workers have resumed negotiations for the first time in more than a month.
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Japan Stocks Extend Weakness Into The New Year

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:29pm
Japanese stocks declined into the new year Monday, with the Nikkei Stock Average returning from a five-day holiday to lose 1%, while the Topix retreated 1.2%.
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Australia Stocks Make Modest Advance As Energy Shares Rise

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 7:50pm
Australian stocks moved higher in early Monday trade, with the S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.4% to defy downbeat cues from the index futures, thanks in large part to strength in the energy names and select mining shares.
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American Airlines and its pilots union reach labor agreement; pilots must still vote

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:01pm
The pilots union at American Airlines has agreed to vote on a five-year contract proposal that would boost pay by more than 26 percent and offer smaller raises in later years.
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Putting the' book' in Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg launches reading program, creates page for it

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 2:01pm
Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to add a little more "book" to Facebook.
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'The Hobbit' tops box office again, 'Into the Woods' and 'Unbroken' close behind

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:32pm
Hollywood kicked off the New Year with more of the same, as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend.
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As the tech-savvy arrive in Las Vegas for CES, McCarran International Airport boosts its power

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:31pm
While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy travelers.
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If lawmakers don't act, rents could rise for more than 2 million New York City residents

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:30am
A looming debate in the state capital could determine just how much rent could increase for more than 2 million residents in New York City.
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Loss of federal contract won't completely close privately operated Ohio prison

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:03am
A privately run prison in northeast Ohio won't close completely after the U.S. Bureau of Prisons pulls 1,400 offenders from the facility next year.
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Shipping container home seen as seed for renewal, not cure for all of Detroit's housing ills

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:45am
An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild Detroit's economy and deteriorating housing stock.
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Atlantic City mayor predicts healing for seaside resort in '15 _ even if another casino closes

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:31am
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian predicts 2015 will be "a year of healing" for his shell-shocked seaside resort.
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Steinberg, co-founder of Mercury Records and innovator in digital music industry, dies at 94

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:31am
A co-founder of Mercury Records and an innovator in the digital music industry has died.
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Budget challenges likely to be top issue for 2015 Vermont Legislature

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:01am
The top Republican leader in the Vermont Senate says he thinks the only way the state can close a budget deficit forecast of $100 million for the next fiscal year is by cutting spending and seeking new sources of revenue.
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Philadelphia bike share program aiming for low-income access, is set to debut this spring

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:01am
Philadelphia is gearing up to roll out a bike share program this spring that makes biking convenient for the masses.
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Budget, transportation among top issues for lawmakers in new Connecticut legislative session

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:46am
Projected state budget deficits and an aging transportation infrastructure are among the key challenges Connecticut lawmakers are expected tackle when they convene the new legislative session.
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