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Foodies lock in nibbles now as Wisconsin cheese-maker prepares to release 20-year-old cheddar

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:46pm
Cheese lovers are already lining up to lock in a nibble when a Wisconsin cheese-maker releases a 20-year-old cheddar this summer.
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Moody's cuts Russia's credit rating to 'junk' grade, cites Ukraine crisis, falling oil prices

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:31pm
Moody's Investors Service says it has cut Russia's credit rating to junk grade, citing the crisis in Ukraine and a slide in oil prices and the ruble.
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Amid improving US ties, new Sri Lanka ends contracts with Washington lobbyists

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:16pm
Sri Lanka's ambassador says its new government has terminated lobbying contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars a month that its predecessor had signed to help win friends in Washington.
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Raiders, Chargers, Rams kicking off in LA? It's a Sunday that will never come, experts say

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:02pm
Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country — and the NFL teams that could come with them — but the possibility that three teams will kick off one Sunday in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.
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Exxon seeks reconsideration of $1 million penalty over Yellowstone River spill

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:02pm
Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked federal regulators to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000-gallon crude spill into Montana's Yellowstone River.
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CFTC Report Shows Dollar Rally Could Be In Jeopardy

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:59pm
The strong dollar continued to lose steam in the week between Feb 10 and Feb. 17, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as speculators cut their net dollar-long positions by $3 billion to $44 billion.
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New Englanders dealing with ice dams that threaten to damage homes as another storm approaches

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:47pm
A quick succession of heavy storms have piled several feet of snow on roofs throughout New England, leading to ice dams that are threatening to damage the interiors of homes and buildings.
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2nd business professor resigns amid rankings, awards scandal at Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:47pm
A second professor has resigned from the University of Missouri-Kansas City after an audit found that its business school knowingly submitted false data when applying for rankings and awards from national organizations.
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NASCAR goes high tech to crack down on pit-road violations, could impact Daytona 500

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:47pm
Of all the high-tech trailers at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR has one that's more elaborate, sophisticated and specialized than the rest.
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Jan. Jobs Report Might Have Altered Tone Of Fed Minutes: Bullard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:27pm
Federal Reserve officials might have had a different tone about the economy and the outlook for central bank policy if they had had access to the January jobs report, a top U.S. central banker said Friday.
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Correction: Earns-BioCryst Pharmaceuticals story

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
In a story about BioCryst Pharmaceutical Inc.'s quarterly results, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
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New York Stock Exchange's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. was unchanged at $34.08 with 20,992,900 shares traded.
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Banks companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top banks companies were up at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. rose $.17 or 1.0 percent, to $16.38.
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Chemicals companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.15 or .3 percent, to $49.53.
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Pharmaceuticals companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were up at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. rose $.48 or .7 percent, to $67.90.
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Restaurant companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. fell $.83 or 1.3 percent, to $62.29.
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Leisure companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top leisure companies were mixed at the close of trading: Carnival fell $.43 or 1.0 percent, to $43.27.
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Staffing companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top staffing companies were mixed at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.14 or .8 percent, to $17.68.
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Moody's Downgrades Russia's Sovereign Rating Into Junk Status

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:48pm
Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded Russia's sovereign debt rating into junk status, citing the continued crisis in Ukraine, the recent steep slide in oil prices and weakening of the ruble.
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Week Ahead: Yellen Congressional Testimony

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:47pm
The highlight of next week’s economic calendar will be two days of testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen before Congress. Housing data and a GDP report are also on tap.
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