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Stocks flatten out after Fed news
NEW YORK — A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday. The news was nearly all good. The government said that the economy grew at a robust 4 percent annual rate this spring. Later in t...
By Matthew Craft The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. Consume...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies’
WASHINGTON — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted the...
By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Judge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit
FARGO, N.D. — A federal judge says American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturer against the corn syrup industry. Berg challenged a subpoena from corn syrup marketers who want to ask about his role in opposing a campaign by c...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
3Doodler is fun but quirky ‘3-D pen’
NEW YORK — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It’s a cool technology, but it’s not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers
NEW YORK — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up their hiring pace in the spring. Faulkner Hyundai in ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio
NEW YORK — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn’t exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for dividends....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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Police: Elderly driver hits five pedestrians in downtown Palo Alto
Six people were injured, one critically, when a car crashed into a café during lunchtime in Palo Al..
State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thur..
Woman imprisoned for stabbing estranged husband in Redwood City
The 53-year-old woman convicted of stabbing her estranged husband inside their Redwood City construc..
West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
DAKAR, Senegal — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa ..
Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi
BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in ..
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