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Feds find struggling Western bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, affecting energy industry

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:39am
A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
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As snow ends in Buffalo, flooding and roof collapses are new threats; 12 deaths reported

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:39am
A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.
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University of Michigan economists predict continued job growth for state over next 2 years

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:39am
Michigan's economy will continue to improve over the next two years after five years of steady job growth, University of Michigan economists said Friday in an annual forecast.
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Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states; job gains rise in 38 states

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:36am
Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.
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U.S. Stocks Soar At Open; S&P 500, Dow At Records

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:35am
A surprise rate cut from China's central bank coupled with dovish comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sent U.S. stocks soaring in early trade.
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ECB Begins Buying Asset-backed Securities Under Private QE

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:18am
The European Central Bank said Friday that it has begun buying asset-backed securities, as seeks to get banks to lend and revive the economy.
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Dow Chemical adds 4 new board members after pressure from activist-led Third Point hedge fund

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:01am
Dow Chemical Co. says it will add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point.
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Dow Chemical agrees with Third Point to add 4 board members

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:00am
Dow Chemical said it would add four independent directors to its board as part of an agreement with hedge fund Third Point.
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Solar power advocates urge no change for North Carolina laws that encouraged growing industry

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:47am
Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.
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Covered California: More than 11,000 people signed up in first 4 days of second enrollment

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:47am
Individual insurance sign-ups under California's health care exchange were running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time, state officials reported Thursday.
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EBay Cut To Sell At Evercore ISI On Payments Concerns

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:46am
Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena on Friday cut his rating on eBay Inc. to sell from hold over payments concerns facing the online retailer's PayPal business unit.
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ECB launches program to buy asset-backed securities

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:43am
The European Central Bank has started buying asset-backed securities, it said on Friday, in a move to encourage banks to lend and revive the economy.
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VW to Invest $106B Auto Operations Over Five Years

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:23am
Volkswagen AG is to invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) in its automotive operations over the next five years to push foreign expansion, new models and technology to back its quest for global leadership.
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Streaming TV Service Aereo Files For Chapter 11

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:13am
Streaming TV service Aereo said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after losing a U.S. Supreme Court battle over copyright issues earlier this year.
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Exxon in Talks with Ivory Coast Over Two Oil Blocks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:06am
Ivory Coast is finalizing production sharing agreements with oil company Exxon Mobil for two ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Guinea, a senior official with the country's energy ministry told Reuters on Friday.
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White House economists say Obama's immigration steps would boost GDP

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:01am
The White House says President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions would boost the economy by expanding the U.S. labor force and increasing worker productivity.
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Online streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy, citing unfavorable Supreme Court ruling

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:01am
Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
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TV streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am
The television streaming service filed for bankruptcy protection after the Supreme Court ruled in June the company's business model violated copyright laws.
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Ann Profit, Sales Hit By Weak Traffic, West Coast Port Strike

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:58am
Ann Inc. said it had net income of $29.9 million, or 65 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter, down from $41.2 million, or 89 cents a share, in the year-earlier period.
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Oil Higher on China Rate Cut, Possible OPEC Move

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:55am
Oil traded higher on the back of China's interest rate cut and increased speculation OPEC would reduce output to reverse months of sagging crude prices.
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