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Obama Announces Measures Against Identity Theft, Fraud

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:17pm
The U.S. government on Friday said it plans to include increased security protections for credit and debit cards issued to distribute federal benefits such as Social Security and given to federal employees to cover work expenses.
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Elliott Nominates Board Slate at Family Dollar

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:11pm
Activist Elliott Management Corp. nominated a slate of seven candidates to the board of Family Dollar Stores Inc., saying the existing leadership missed an opportunity to "facilitate a bidding war" between Dollar Tree Inc. and Dollar General Corp.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes did Friday

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:02pm
The stock market had another turbulent session Friday, capping off one of the more eventful weeks on Wall Street in years.
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Week Ahead: Apple Earnings, Inflation and Housing Data

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:48pm
Tech giants Apple and Amazon.com lead an array of bellwether companies reporting earnings next week. Also on tap housing and inflation data. 
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Colorado ski season starts with the opening of Arapahoe Basin; no date for Loveland yet

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:46pm
Ski season has officially started in Colorado with the opening of Arapahoe Basin.
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Family Dollar Should Give Dollar General 'even Playing Field': Elliott

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:46pm
Family Dollar Stores Inc.'s shareholder Elliott Advisors said Friday the company's board should give Dollar General Corp. an "even playing field" in its latest offer to acquire Family Dollar.
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When it comes to travel to Africa's Ebola zone, nations have widely different rules

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:32pm
Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective.
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To fight growing inequality, Fed Chair Yellen outlines "building blocks of opportunity"

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:32pm
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed deep concerns in a speech Friday about growing inequality in the United States.
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Judge mulls motion to dismiss lawsuit filed by Sterling mistress against his estranged wife

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:20pm
A judge who was on the verge of allowing a defamation suit by Donald Sterling's mistress to go forward decided Friday to reconsider after hearing from a lawyer for Shelley Sterling.
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Stocks Turn Higher as Europe Jitters Ease

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:05pm
U.S. equities flew higher as worries in Europe eased and traders grew hopeful the Federal Reserve could delay ending its stimulus program. 
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Federal Gulf waters oil lease sale set for March in New Orleans

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:48pm
Oil and gas leases for 40 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be offered by the federal government in a March sale at the Superdome in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday.
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Wheat,corn and soybeans lower, oats higher on the CBOT; beef lower and pork higher on the CME.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:48pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Recalls this week include toy toaster sets, folding tables, and television wall mounts

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:47pm
A line of toy toaster sets sold at Toys R Us are being recalled because part of the toy can pose a laceration or choking hazard to children.
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Detroit art museum defends high salaries during tense time for city in bankruptcy

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:26pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts defended the six-figure salaries of its two top executives on Friday, saying it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy.
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'Easy Rider' chopper going to auction in California, but it might not be the original

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14pm
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California.
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Stop Studying, Clean up the Ocean

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:54pm
A top government watchdog says even all of the taxpayer money tossed at cleaning up the seas is going toward studies and commissions instead of actually stopping the acidification of the ocean.
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US rig count down 12 in latest week to 1,918

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:27pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.
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First Interstate Bank's purchase of Mountain West Bank closes Friday

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:17pm
The $72.8 million sale of Montana's Mountain West Bank to First Interstate Bank closes Friday.
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SPIN METER: Competing claims, shared responsibility for curbs on agencies fighting Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:16pm
Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who's at fault.
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Man sentenced to 2.5 years for role in cybercrime ring that targeted financial institutions

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:16pm
A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
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