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U.S. Stocks Close in the Green

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:54pm
The S&P 500 traded above the 2,000-point mark for the first time on Monday, but closed slightly below that level. Meanwhile, the Dow rallied 79 points and the Nasdaq was up 18.
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US Treasury bill rates unchanged for both 3-month and 6-month bills at weekly auction

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:51pm
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged in Monday's auction with both the three-month and six-month bills going for the same rates as the previous week.
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Wheat, corn, oats, and soybeans all fell, on the CBOT; beef and pork higher on the CME.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:42pm
Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Federal judge: Kauai's new law restricting pesticides, genetically modified crops invalid

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:24pm
A federal judge has ruled that a Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid.
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Sen. Brown Urges Boycott Of Burger King

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:20pm
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is urging a boycott of Burger King Worldwide Inc. following news the chain may merge with Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. and move its legal address across the border.
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CDC: E-Cigs May Be More Tempting for Young Non-Smokers

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, a CDC study released Monday shows.
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Police: 2 killed in explosion at southwest Illinois recycling plant, bomb squad sent to scene

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:55pm
Police say bomb experts are combing the site of an explosion in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.
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IRS, Eh? Tim Hortons Deal Could Lower Burger King's Tax Bill

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:10pm
Burger King could lower its tax bill through a merger with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons, though analysts say there’s more to the deal than the IRS.
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Calendar of major business events scheduled for Tuesday

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:06pm
Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday: All times are Eastern.
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NTSB bars UPS, pilots' union from air crash investigation for talking publicly about details

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:54pm
A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
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In big test for Michigan's right-to-work law, teachers decide whether to quit their union

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:43pm
Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law.
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Some home-health workers see lag in paychecks under transition into new Ohio managed-care plan

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:34pm
Some independent home-health aides have experienced a delay in getting paid under an Ohio plan to coordinate care for the state's sickest and most expensive residents, though the state says certain providers have had issues or made mistakes in submitting claims.
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Life Time Fitness shares rise as board considers conversion to real estate investment trust

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:10pm
Shares of gym operator Life Time Fitness Inc. rose more than 10 percent Monday after the gym operator announced it is considering converting its real estate assets into an investment trust.
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Chip Supplier Fairchild to Slice 1,350 Jobs

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:58pm
Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.
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Gas drilling at Pittsburgh airport is cheered by Pennsylvania politicians of both parties

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:29pm
The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport is being cheered by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.
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Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time; Burger King soars

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:53am
Stocks are moving higher in midday trading, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 2,000 points for the first time.
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Drought-Hit Coffee Belt Turns to Machines to Lower Costs

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:40am
Years of low coffee prices followed by the worst drought in decades in Brazil have pushed even the smallest family farmers to buy modern machinery rather than rely on increasingly scarce and expensive labor.
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Rhode Island's top labor official says improving US economy spurs job growth in the state

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:37am
The state's top labor official says the improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island.
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Co-owner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal charge

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:29am
A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge.
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So many memoirs: Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Poehler among those with fall books

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:16am
So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways.
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