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Fed's Rosengren: Data Needs To Improve To Start Raising Rates

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:35pm
Economic data needs to improve before the Federal Reserve can start to raise interest rates, said Eric Rosengren, the president of the Boston Fed, on Thursday.
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Railroad companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:29pm
Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.56 or 1.7 percent, to $32.30.
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Managed Care companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:29pm
Shares of some top managed care companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Aetna rose $3.51 or 3.3 percent, to $109.59.
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Machinery companies shares down at 1 p.m.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:29pm
Shares of some top machinery companies are down at 1 p.m.: Caterpillar fell $.23 or .3 percent, to $84.23.
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Analyst offers bleak assessment for casinos struggling to bring in customers, boost revenue

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:17pm
Demographic and industry problems are weighing on casinos struggling to draw visitors and increase revenue, an industry analyst said Thursday.
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E-Cigarette Use Soared, Smoking Rate Fell Among U.S. Youth in 2014: CDC

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:14pm
Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, according to provocative new data that is likely to intensify debate over whether e-cigarettes are a boon or bane to public health.
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Resorts online betting lounge aims to break down walls between in-person and Internet gambling

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Atlantic City's oldest casino is embracing gambling's newest technology.
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Yahoo decides to stick with Microsoft in search, new deal gives it more control over pages

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how its search page looks and works.
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Calendar of major business events scheduled for Friday

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday: WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.
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Fed's Lockhart Says Central Bank Should Wait On Raising Rates

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:00pm
Economic data in the first quarter has been soft and "murky," making achievement of the conditions for a first rate hike more uncertain, said Dennis Lockhart, the president of the Atlanta Fed, on Thursday.
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State recommends expansion of Mount Sunapee; land swap would add 150 acres to state park

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:57pm
A key state agency has recommended approving a plan to expand the Mount Sunapee ski resort over the objections of citizens who say the plan will lead to sprawl that will scar the mountain.
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46 Wisconsin pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses by state investment board

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:49pm
Forty-six of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, data released Thursday by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board showed.
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Average US mortgage rates this week and for the past year, at a glance

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:46pm
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained close to historically low levels.
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Maine group launches effort to put minimum wage boost proposal on ballot next year

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:42pm
A group hoping to raise Maine's minimum wage launched a bid Thursday to force a referendum and bypass the Legislature, where the fate of several minimum-wage measures opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage is uncertain.
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Shares of high-speed trading company Virtu Financial spike 17 percent in market debut

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:27pm
Shares of high-speed trading company Virtu Financial Inc. have risen 17 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.
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Backlash leads auction house to cancel sale of photos, crafts from Japanese internment camps

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:24pm
Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps.
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Mississippi Backs Off Harassing Doctor Making House Calls

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:20pm
Mississippi bureaucrat backs off, lets town's only Doctor to continue making house calls. 
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Congress passes bill to repeal state tax, would affect fewer than 1 percent of estates

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:18pm
The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates.
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Ex-Daimler engineer sues for $2 million; says boss called him 'bin Laden'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:17pm
A Clark County, Washington, man who worked for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, is suing the company for $2 million, claiming his supervisor repeatedly called him "bin Laden" and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida.
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Makers of ‘Mountain Men’ Team up With FOX News on ‘Legends & Lies’

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:16pm
Montana-based Warm Springs Productions – makers of ‘Mountain Men’ and ‘Making Monsters’ -- teams up with FOX News Channel and Executive Producer Bill O’Reilly to bring the new series ‘Legends & Lies: The Real West’ to life.  
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