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Telecom companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:06pm
Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.26 or .8 percent, to $34.47.
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Lesson plan: Ways to keep back-to-school shopping from busting your budget

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:59pm
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier.
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NY judge rejects MLB's and NHL's attempt to squelch fan suit over alleged broadcast monopoly

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:56pm
A judge in New York says a small group of fans suing Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to stop their strict control over television broadcast rights can try to prove their claims at trial.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Friday

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:53pm
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
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Disappointed New York judge threatens to hold Argentina in contempt over 'false' statements

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:52pm
A U.S. federal judge has threatened to hold Argentina in contempt of court for continuing to make "false and misleading" statements about its debt crisis.
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Federal data show Californians spend big on housing, little on energy

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:45pm
California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data.
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Gap, Post Holdings, Lions Gate Entertainment, CBS, and Nvidia are big market movers

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:36pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Gap Inc., up $2.37 to $42.57 The clothing retailer reported a 3 percent boost in second-quarter sales and forecast quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations.
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US stocks close higher, turn positive for the week, on hopes of easing tensions in Ukraine

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18pm
U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
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Drone safety research at central NY airport gets federal approval; will include Massachusetts

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:58pm
Federal regulators have approved drone research flights at a central New York airport, one of six sites nationwide chosen to assess the safety of the aerial robots in already busy skies.
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U.S. Launches New Round Of Airstrikes In Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:58pm
The United States military is conducting another round of air strikes on Sunni militants in Iraq, according to several media reports.
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Week Ahead: Lots of Inflation-Related Data

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:57pm
The focus next week is on economic data such as retail sales and consumer sentiment that could impact inflation.
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China’s Government Crackdown

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:49pm
China’s Communist Party announced a formal investigation last month into one of the party's most senior figures, Zhou Yongkang, and one hedge fund manager says the move will bring broader political and market implications.
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GM Recalls 269K Cars for Five Issues

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:45pm
GM said it is recalling 269,000 cars as part of five new recalls. 
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General Motors issues 5 more recalls covering 310,000 vehicles; biggest for Saturn Vue

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:36pm
General Motors is issuing five more recalls totaling 310,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.
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Washington pot sales bring in more than $1M in taxes in first month on sales of nearly $3.8M

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:31pm
During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes.
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Wheat, corn, and oats fell soybeans rose on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:26pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Gov. Patrick urging Market Basket to resolve question of leadership at supermarket chain

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:19pm
Gov. Deval Patrick urged Market Basket's board of directors Friday to quickly resolve the question of leadership at the troubled supermarket chain.
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Recalls this week include televisions, bar stools, dive computers, sweaters, and night stands

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:06pm
Nearly 250,000 televisions with a potentially faulty stand assembly are among this week's recalled products.
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Montana approves aquifer testing for proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:48pm
State environmental regulators have given Tintina Resources permission to drill four wells to assess the groundwater in the area of its proposed copper mine in central Montana.
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Lawmakers seek to ban helicopter trips for tourists along the Hudson River

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:21pm
Tourists who want a bird's-eye view of the New York City skyline might be out of luck.
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