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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

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After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. More>>

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

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General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. More>>

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

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Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. More>>

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

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Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. More>>

Gap between Indiana wages, living costs grows

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Indiana workers' pay didn't keep pace with inflation last year, and economic experts say the state needs to focus more on the quality of jobs instead of the quantity to close the distance.Hoosier workers saw a mere 0.8 percent increase in pay last year. But federal data released this month show inflation grew 1.4 percent in the Midwest.Business leaders tell the Indianapolis Business Journal (http://bit.ly/1hVKISa ) that a high number of job seekers has allowed many employers to hold down wage... More>>

Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

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The 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. More>>

US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

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U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising. More>>

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

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The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. More>>

Railroad says its committed to hauling fertilizer

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Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad. More>>

Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

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Michaels Stores Inc. says about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach. More>>

Printing plant in Evansville set for closure

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The company that owns an Evansville printing plant says it will be shutting it down in June and eliminating nearly 60 jobs. More>>

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

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A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. More>>

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  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:36:00 GMT
    Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs.More >>
    Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.More >>
  • Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case

    Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:17:02 GMT
    A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. According toMore >>
    A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.More >>
  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:52:34 GMT
    UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer. UnitedHealthMore >>
    UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent performance.More >>
  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:46:13 GMT
    Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale. The 50 Year LimitedMore >>
    Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.More >>
  • France targets welfare for big spending cuts

    France targets welfare for big spending cuts

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:22:21 GMT
    France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit. ManuelMore >>
    France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.More >>
  • Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

    Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:18:24 GMT
    Bank of America says it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million. That'sMore >>
    Bank of America says it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.More >>
  • Chrysler set to mark Indiana factory's opening

    Chrysler set to mark Indiana factory's opening

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:12:31 GMT
    Chrysler is set to mark the opening of a new transmission plant in central Indiana with a ceremony next month including the company's top executive. Chrysler officials say CEO Sergio Marchionne plansMore >>
    Chrysler is set to mark the opening of a new transmission plant in central Indiana with a ceremony next month including the company's top executive.More >>
  • Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

    Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:07:03 GMT
    The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company wouldMore >>
    The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.More >>
  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:51:22 GMT
    General Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed lateMore >>
    General Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.More >>
  • Dish Network denies wrongdoing in $2M settlement

    Dish Network denies wrongdoing in $2M settlement

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:22:22 GMT
    The state attorney general's office says Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for what it calls a deceptive surcharge.More >>
    The state attorney general's office says Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for what it calls a deceptive surcharge, but the satellite TV provider denies any wrongdoing.More >>
  • Firm nears takeover of Indiana Limestone Co.

    Firm nears takeover of Indiana Limestone Co.

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:22:48 GMT
    An investment firm is the only bidder to take over a southern Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings.More >>
    An investment firm is the only bidder to take over a southern Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings.More >>
  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

    US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:29:47 GMT
    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, reflecting the impact of tight credit for home buyers and a shortageMore >>
    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month.More >>
  • Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

    Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:34:34 GMT
    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results. Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola both rose after reporting their earnings from the first quarterMore >>
    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results.More >>
  • Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

    Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:31:04 GMT
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says recent initiatives by the Fed and other regulators to help banks make it through periods of financial stress are important, but they may still need to be strengthened. YellenMore >>
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says recent initiatives by the Fed and other regulators to help banks make it through periods of financial stress are important, but they may still need to be strengthened.More >>
  • Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:27:08 GMT
    Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program. FisheriesMore >>
    Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program.More >>
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