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California cuts water use by 29% in May - USA TODAY

Google Business News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:50

NPR

California cuts water use by 29% in May
USA TODAY
Californians reduced their water use by a whopping 29% in May, by far the largest savings since Gov. Jerry Brown called for voluntary 20% cutbacks amid a growing drought emergency last year. The 29% reduction in May is even more impressive because ...
California's Drought is Everyone's DroughtHuffington Post
California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials sayLos Angeles Times
California Is Becoming a Dust BowlNewsweek
Fortune -NPR -Washington Post
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Grain Mostly Lower and Livestock Higher - ABC News

Google Business News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:44

Grain Mostly Lower and Livestock Higher
ABC News
Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery declined 27.25 cents to $5.8850 a bushel; September corn was .50 cent higher at 4.2250 a bushel; December oats were off 6.25 cents at 2.7150 a ...

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MasterCard will approve purchases by scanning your face - CNNMoney

Google Business News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:28

CNNMoney

MasterCard will approve purchases by scanning your face
CNNMoney
This fall, MasterCard will start experimenting with a new program: approving online purchases with a facial scan. At checkout, you'll be asked to hold up your phone and snap a photo. MasterCard's thinking? It's easier than remembering a password. "The ...

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Export-Import Bank expires - CBS News

Google Business News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:01

CBS News

Export-Import Bank expires
CBS News
The Export-Import Bank's charter expired at midnight, the first time it has lapsed since its founding in 1934. The bank is a federal agency that exists to help U.S. businesses export their products. Known as Ex-Im, the bank provides loans and credit ...
Though Charter Is Expiring, Export-Import Bank Will Keep Its Doors OpenNew York Times
Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expirationThe Denver Post
Trade deals in state stall as Export-Import Bank charter expiresThe Spokesman Review
Reuters -Wall Street Journal -CNN
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For China Stock Investors, 2015 Has Been: Two Steps Forward, One Back - Wall Street Journal

Google Business News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:40

Wall Street Journal

For China Stock Investors, 2015 Has Been: Two Steps Forward, One Back
Wall Street Journal
China's domestic stock market has risen furiously this year, pumped up by gains at small tech firms in particular. But with shares now having retreated from their June peaks, dipping into bear-market territory, investors who stuck to bets on less ...
real action is in China, not GreeceThe Australian
Gyrations in Stock Markets: Worrisome for the HeartHuffington Post
Chinese stocks stage rally in volatile sessionThe Straits Times
ecns -Reuters -Business Standard
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PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls - Engadget

Google Business News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:12

Engadget

PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls
Engadget
When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company going to spam you until you bought more stuff using ...
PayPal Backs Down on Controversial New Robocall PolicyNBCNews.com
PayPal dials back on robocallingCNET
PayPal Tells Feds Users Can Now Opt Out of Robo-TextingSTLtoday.com
Minneapolis Star Tribune -iFreePress.com (blog)
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Celgene places $1bn bet on Juno Therapeutics - Financial Times

Google Business News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:23

Fox Business

Celgene places $1bn bet on Juno Therapeutics
Financial Times
Celgene, one of the biggest names in the US biotech industry, has invested $1bn in Juno Therapeutics, as part of a wide-ranging partnership that was seen as a strong vote of confidence in a new generation of experimental cancer treatments.
UPDATE 2-Celgene to invest $1 bln in Juno to partner in cancer therapiesReuters
Celgene to Pay Juno $1 Billion as Part of 10-Year CollaborationWall Street Journal
Celgene to Pay $1 Billion for Biotech Collaboration With JunoNew York Times
Bloomberg -Fox Business -The Seattle Times
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Greek drama not likely to waylay Federal Reserve - Yahoo Finance UK

Google Business News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:14

Greek drama not likely to waylay Federal Reserve
Yahoo Finance UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fuse may be lit for a Greek exit from the euro zone but the fallout in the United States is expected to be modest and not enough to throw the Federal Reserve's likely September rate hike off course, said former Fed officials and ...

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Take Financial planning initiative - The Seattle Times

Google Business News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:04

USA TODAY

Take Financial planning initiative
The Seattle Times
Q: I am writing because I may need to make a change in my financial planning. I currently have a financial planner who charges 1.5 percent. My portfolio is a little less than $200,000. My yearly income from Social Security and a pension is $45,000. I don't ...
9 Signs You're Not Saving Enough for RetirementValley News
Right age for benefits? It dependsTribune-Review

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Aetna close to buying Humana - Bangor Daily News

Google Business News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 05:31

Aetna close to buying Humana
Bangor Daily News
U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. is close to buying rival Humana Inc. and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Humana also received an offer from Cigna Corp., but Humana's board prefers ...

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Aetna close to buying Humana - Bangor Daily News

Google Business News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 05:31

New York Times

Aetna close to buying Humana
Bangor Daily News
U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. is close to buying rival Humana Inc. and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Humana also received an offer from Cigna Corp., but Humana's board prefers ...
Aetna said to be closing in on Humana acquisitionWaterbury Republican American

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U.S. oil and natural gas rig count rises by two - Salt Lake Tribune

Google Business News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:17

Aurora Sentinel

U.S. oil and natural gas rig count rises by two
Salt Lake Tribune
Houston • The number of rigs drilling for oil or natural gas in Utah was unchanged this week, oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday. Nationally, there were two more operating drilling rigs —859 in total — marking the first time since ...
UPDATE 1-US weekly oil rig count decline slows - Baker HughesReuters
U.S. weekly oil rig count decline slowsPittsburgh Post-Gazette
US oil and natural gas rig count increases by 2 to 859Chron.com
Financial Times
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US Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Increases by 2 to 859 - New York Times

Google Business News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:28

US Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Increases by 2 to 859
New York Times
HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 859, the first weekly gain since December. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 628 rigs were ...

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Key facts, figures about nation's largest transit systems - Sacramento Bee

Google Business News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:29

Key facts, figures about nation's largest transit systems
Sacramento Bee
Key figures about several of the nation's largest urban transit systems: ---. BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT. Age of system: 43 years. Average age of passenger trains: 30.1 years. Average weekday ridership: — 2010: 336,366. — 2011: 354,953. — 2012: 380,898.

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UPDATE 1-Nike profit beats again on strong sales of high-margin shoes, apparel - Reuters

Google Business News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:49

Fox Business

UPDATE 1-Nike profit beats again on strong sales of high-margin shoes, apparel
Reuters
(Adds details, shares, background). June 25 (Reuters) - Nike Inc, the world's largest footwear maker, reported a better-than-expected profit for the eighth quarter in a row as it sold more high margin basketball shoes and apparel at higher prices.
Nike Sales Rise 4.8%Wall Street Journal
Nike earnings swoosh past estimatesCNBC
Nike hits $30 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2015OregonLive.com
TheStreet.com -Channel News Asia -Nasdaq
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Key Target Merchandising Exec Steps Aside - New York Times

Google Business News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:52

Fortune

Key Target Merchandising Exec Steps Aside
New York Times
NEW YORK — Target's reinvention plan continues. In the latest move by new CEO Brian Cornell to reshape the retailer, the discounter said that its chief merchandising and supply chain officer is exiting her post. The retailer said Thursday that Kathryn Tesija, ...
Target Pushes Tesija Out Of Top Merchant Spot Into 'Advisory Role'Forbes
Target's chief merchant leaving in latest shakeup by CEOFortune
Target parts ways with Chief MerchantMarketWatch

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US economic slowdown less severe than projected - DAWN.com

Google Business News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:30

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

US economic slowdown less severe than projected
DAWN.com
WASHINGTON: The US economic slowdown was less severe than previously estimated, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. This development puts the US economy on a trajectory for stronger growth later in 2015. In May, the US Commerce ...
Revised GDP numbers indicate a smaller contraction for economyWashington Post
Slower Quarters Leave US Economy's Expansion Stuck in First GearWall Street Journal
US economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for reboundBusiness In Savannah
New York Times -Reuters
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar slip over Greece default jitters - Reuters UK

Google Business News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:26

TODAYonline

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar slip over Greece default jitters
Reuters UK
... * Stocks slip, bonds rally as Greece talks dither. * Dollar pauses after big gains on rate hike prospects. * Oil falls after surprise U.S. gasoline stocks build (Adds oil settlement prices). By Herbert Lash. NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - Global equity markets ...
Asian Morning Briefing: US Stocks Fall on Greece WorriesWall Street Journal
Stocks, dollar slip over Greece default jittersBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)

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Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL - TIME

Google Business News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:55

TIME

Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL
TIME
It's official: Verizon completed its acquisition of AOL Tuesday in a deal that raises yet-unanswered questions about the future of one of the country's earliest Internet brands and of online media in general. The $4.4 billion deal, which the companies announced ...
Verizon Completes Acquisition of AOLCNNMoney
Verizon closes $4.4 billion purchase of AOLCNET
AOL is now officially part of VerizonThe Verge
TechCrunch -VentureBeat -Nasdaq
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State projects higher demand, lower prices for energy - Yahoo Finance UK

Google Business News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 17:05

State projects higher demand, lower prices for energy
Yahoo Finance UK
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan residents and businesses will increase their power demand while paying lower prices this summer and fall, according to a new state report. The electricity market likely will increase the amount of natural gas-fueled generation ...

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