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Ex-Iowa gasoline regulator alleges he was fired after industry complaints about investigation

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:36pm
A former Iowa gas pump regulator is suing the state for wrongful termination, claiming he was fired after questioning a company's marketing practices and industry officials complained to his bosses about it.
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Crystal Sugar CEO says shareholders will lose money this year; cites unfair trade practices

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:36pm
The head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday that most shareholders in the sugar beet cooperative will lose money this year, due primarily to excess supply of Mexican sugar in the market and poor yields.
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Low yields mean mutual fund managers forecast muted returns, if any, from bonds in 2015

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:32pm
Don't expect much from your bond mutual fund next year.
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4 retailers that are wishing for some serious holiday cheer _ and why that might be tough

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:16pm
The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
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Protestors Rekindle Minimum Wage Fight in 190 Cities

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:08pm
Fast-food workers in 190 American cities are protesting today to raise the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour – a campaign  dubbed by organizers as the “Fight for 15.”  The current national average is $7.25 an hour.
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Blackstone one step closer to owning The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas with Gaming Control Board OK

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:03pm
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is one step closer to being sold for $1.73 billion to affiliates of the Blackstone Group.
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Lawyer for Revel suggests talks ongoing to revive proposed sale of former casino

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:03pm
A lawyer the former Revel Casino Hotel says talks are underway to try to revive its sale from bankruptcy court.
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State-funded institutes give China foothold, rosy image on US college campuses, scholars say

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:46pm
China's authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing was told Thursday.
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Wheat,corn, oats and soybeans were higher on the CBOT; beef mixed and pork lower on the CME.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:46pm
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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House Approves Bill Seeking To Block Obama's Immigration Orders

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:31pm
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would block President Barack Obama's recent executive orders on immigration.
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Oregon hospital says patient died after getting paralyzing agent instead of anti-seizure drug

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:02pm
An Oregon hospital says it administered the wrong medication to a patient, causing her death.
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House passes defense bill backing Obama's expansion of military operations against extremists

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:49pm
The House has voted for a $585 billion defense bill that grants President Barack Obama the authority to expand the U.S. military mission against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
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Obama To Name Secretary Of Defense Nominee Friday

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:18pm
President Obama will announce his nominee to fill the post of defense secretary, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday.
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Shares of Allegiant Air parent hit all-time high after special dividend announcement

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:16pm
Shares of Allegiant Air's parent rose to a record high Thursday after the travel company announced that it would pay a special dividend to shareholders.
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Senators warn NFL to drop blackout rule voluntarily or risk congressional action

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:16pm
Senators from both parties are urging the National Football League to get rid of a rule that bars home games from being televised in a local market if they have not sold out.
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Autos companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.14 or .8 percent, to $15.88.
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Coal companies shares down at 1 p.m.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Shares of some top coal companies are down at 1 p.m.: Arch Coal fell $.20 or 9.9 percent, to $1.83.
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Media companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Shares of some top media companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. fell $.75 or 1.3 percent, to $56.39.
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Drug Benefits companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Shares of some top drug benefits companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CVSCaremark rose $.46 or .5 percent, to $89.60.
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Beverages companies shares down at 1 p.m.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Shares of some top beverages companies are down at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.15 or .1 percent, to $114.30.
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