Business and Finance


Published on November 16, 2014 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 63, and my wife is 61. We have $94,000 cash in my individual retirement account from the sale of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners...
Published on November 16, 2014 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me what you think about buying 100 shares of IBM. Our dentist (also a friend) has been in the market for over 25 years...
Published on November 15, 2014 - Page 18
Sales up before holiday shopping WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices...
Published on November 14, 2014 - Page 12
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at...
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 5
LOS GATOS, Calif. — The more your knees quiver, the more the 90-pound board you’re perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot...
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they...
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 26
WASHINGTON (AP) —Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola. But the effort has sparked an...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 14
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is telling hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid enrollees their benefits will change as part of an...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Let’s say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 11
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) —This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends were kids. Manufacturers that provided thousands...
Published on November 10, 2014 - Page 5
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall...
Published on November 9, 2014 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: Would you recommend Allete, which pays 4.3 percent? I think this might be a good stock to put $20,000 from a certificate of deposit...
Published on November 9, 2014 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: We have $38,000 in cash that we’d like to invest. We are 73 and 80, and a broker we’ve used for 35 years, who is retiring this year...
Published on November 8, 2014 - Page 18
Job growth hits healthy consistency WASHINGTON (AP) —Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two...
Published on November 7, 2014 - Page 18
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that hackers accessed its system with a vendor’s username and password. The Atlanta-based home repair...
Published on November 6, 2014 - Page 8
ALLENTOWN (AP) — PPL says it’s eliminating 450 jobs as part of cost-cutting stemming from a planned spinoff of its competitive generation business....
Published on November 6, 2014 - Page 26
NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing...
Published on November 5, 2014 - Page 27
LONDON (AP) — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an...
Published on November 4, 2014 - Page 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U...
Published on November 4, 2014 - Page 12
WASHINGTON (AP) —The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Today’s elections come just as...

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