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Food companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:26pm
Shares of some top food companies are up at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.42 or 1.3 percent, to $31.38.
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Gold companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:26pm
Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.01 or .1 percent, to $18.70.
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Drugstore companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:26pm
Shares of some top drugstore companies are up at 1 p.m.: CVSCaremark rose $.77 or 1.0 percent, to $78.58.
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Chiquita Brands receives $611M buyout offer from Safra Group, Cutrale Group

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:03pm
Chiquita Brands has received an approximately $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.
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Kansas teachers' union files lawsuit to block anti-tenure law, citing technical grounds

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:43pm
The largest teachers' union in Kansas filed a lawsuit Monday against a new state law that ended guaranteed tenure for public school teachers, arguing that legislators violated the state constitution by folding the new policy into a larger education funding measure.
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Microsoft Unveils $25 Nokia Phone For Entry-level Market

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:37pm
Microsoft Corp. on Monday introduced a new low-priced Nokia mobile phone aimed at the entry-level market.
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Gas prices fall more than a nickel in Maine since last week

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:35pm
Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week.
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Gas prices decrease a few more pennies in New Hampshire

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:35pm
Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week.
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AAA Michigan: Gas prices rise 7 cents in past week; statewide average is $3.59 a gallon

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:33pm
AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have increased about 7 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.59 per gallon.
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Deal inked with World Trade Center Wi-Fi provider; commuters, visitors will get free service

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:25pm
Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi.
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North Dakota farm real estate value up 17 percent over the year; cash rent also higher

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:23pm
The value of farm real estate in North Dakota has risen 17 percent in the past year.
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FDA plan to regulate cigars, other tobacco products could jeopardize Black & Mild brand name

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:18pm
Plans to regulate cigars and other tobacco products the same as cigarettes may threaten one of the nation's top-selling cigar brands — Black & Mild.
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US agency warns consumers about risks of using Bitcoins or other virtual currencies

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:12pm
Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
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US stocks move higher as tensions ease in Ukraine; Investors focus on corporate news

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:56am
U.S. stocks are moving higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.
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Cutrale and Safra make offer for Chiquita Brands

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:40am
Juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they offered to acquire Chiquita Brands International Inc in a $610.
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Former Act Up activist defends FDA bureaucracy he once railed against

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:34am
As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.
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Dutch push ahead with investigations into Ukraine plane disaster despite lack of site access

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:33am
Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine.
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US road safety agency moves slowly when drivers spot problems and petition for investigations

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:30am
People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems.
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With $50M Investment from Andreessen, BuzzFeed Eyes Expansion

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:56am
BuzzFeed just closed a $50 million Series E investment from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the new media company at a reported $850 million.
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Tesla Up More than 5% on Upgrade to 'Buy'

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:46am
Shares of Tesla rallied 5.6% Monday morning after an upgrade to buy from Deutsche Bank.
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