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Gov. Baker names veteran prosecutor Daniel Bennett to serve as secretary of public safety

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:04pm
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has named a veteran prosecutor to serve as Massachusetts' public safety secretary.
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Mexico president faces new questions after report he bought home from government contractor

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:03pm
Mexico's president is facing new questions about his personal assets after a report that he bought a home from a businessman whose company won government contracts worth millions of dollars.
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2015 Toyota Yaris hatchback is restyled with improved ride

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:44am
Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000.
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Fact sheet: 2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:44am
2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE BASE PRICE: $14,845 for 3-Door L manual; $15,570 for 3-Door L automatic; $15,945 for 5-Door L; $16,505 for 3-Door LE; $16,820 for 5-Door SE manual; $16,880 for 5-Door LE; $17,620 for 5-Door SE automatic.
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Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:40am
Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a sluggish economy.
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Columbus looking for economic boost as it prepares to host its 1st NHL All-Star game

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:18am
The city is hoping for both a short-term and long-term economic boost from the upcoming 2015 NHL All-Star weekend.
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Grain mixed on the CBOT, beef lower, pork lower on the CME

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:18am
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Canadian Dollar Down 1.33% After BOC Cuts Overnight Rate

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:16am
The U.S. dollar rose to 1.2257 Canadian dollars Wednesday after the Bank of Canada cut its overnight interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%, saying that falling crude-oil prices are "unambiguously negative" for its economy.
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Davos: A Wasted Opportunity Amid Global Struggle

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:15am
The inequality gap is growing and governments must step up and spend more to help less fortunate.
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Report: ECB Board Proposes $58B in Monthly Bond Buys

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:03am
The ECB's Executive Board proposed a QE program in which the central bank would buy about $58B in bonds per month through 2016, according to reports.
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Man dubbed '1-man crime wave' gets prison for using dumbbell in 3 jewelry store burglaries

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:50am
A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.
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S&P To Face One-year Ban From Rating Some CMBS

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:38am
Standard and Poor's will face a one-year ban on rating certain commercial mortgage backed securities.
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U.S. Stocks Open Lower Ahead Of ECB Meeting

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:36am
The U.S. stock market opened lower on Wednesday, as investors remained on edge ahead of an upcoming European Central Bank meeting.
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New York man charged with stealing $350K from investor by posing as famous fashion designer

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:29am
State officials say an upstate New York man has been charged with bilking an investor out of more than $350,000 by posing as internationally renowned fashion designer.
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APNewsBreak: Family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash settles claim with Wal-Mart

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:29am
The family of a comedian killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart, an attorney representing the family said.
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S&P to Pay $77M to Settle SEC, State Charges Over Ratings

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:27am
Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor's will pay $77 million to settle a series of civil charges over what U.S. and state regulators allege to be "fraudulent misconduct" in how it rated certain commercial mortgage-backed securities.
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United Technologies appoints former Pratt & Whitney president to new aerospace business post

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:54am
United Technologies Corp. has brought its former president of jet engine subsidiary Pratt & Whitney out of retirement and appointed him to a new aerospace business position.
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UnitedHealth Profit Beats Views as Gov't Sector Grows

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:51am
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it added new customers in government-paid plans and its Optum pharmacy management business hit record revenue.
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Standard & Poor's Ratings settled with the government, 2 states on mortgage-backed bonds

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:48am
Ratings company Standard & Poor's will pay $77 million to settle with the U.S. government and two states to resolve an investigation into mortgage-backed securities.
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US stocks mixed in early trading; European markets fall ahead of ECB decision on stimulus

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:48am
The U.S. stock market is mixed in early trading after two straight days of gains.
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