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Business & Technology

September 12, 2013

Stocks up; iPhone hurts Apple

Investors decided the risk of a conflict with Syria is shrinking and sent stock prices higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135.54 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,326.60 on Wednesday. A big decline in Apple and other technology companies held back the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite. The S&P 500 managed a small gain, its seventh in a row.

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  • Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?

    Underage drinkers - those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically - are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study. And it's America's biggest booze companies that could be to blame.

    July 9, 2014

  • Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide LONDON — They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.Rolls-Royce reported a startling rise in demand

    July 9, 2014

  • CRDC asks state to assist with Evergreen CLINTON — The Clinton Regional Development Corp. is simultaneously taking steps to try to reverse a decision by Evergreen Packaging to close its Clinton facility, and to help the soon-to-be dislocated workers connect with future employment opportunit

    July 9, 2014

  • 140516-recalls_1357_88cb85dbc81b724b4ae9c83db4426fd8.jpg Auto recalls break single-year US record with six months to go

    With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Science, math grads earn top dollar WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released today by the Educa

    July 8, 2014

  • 12 states now have plans for a minimum wage of $9 or more

    Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.
     

    July 7, 2014

  • What's making U.S. economy a world-beater? WASHINGTON (AP) — How does the U.S. ecoHere are five reasons the United States is outpacing other major economies:AGGRESSIVE CENTRAL BANK“The Federal Reserve acted sooner and more aggressively than other central banks in keeping rates low,” says Bern

    July 7, 2014

  • Higher airfare, crowded planes likely to linger after summer

    Air travelers are paying more to fly in the U.S. this summer on crowded planes as carriers keep capacity tight, conditions passengers will have to get used to beyond the vacation period.

    July 3, 2014

  • Cattle at record signals higher beef costs for July 4th grillers

    Cattle futures extended a rally to a record as Americans are gearing up to pay the most ever for beef served at barbecues over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

    July 3, 2014

  • Supersized TVs Behemoth TVs start to take off NEW YORK — Supersized isn’t just for french fries.Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up.People are snagging big screens — pushing sales of them up 50 percent in the past

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

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