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  • Former McDonald's store managers say they withheld employees' wages

    Two former McDonald's store managers, assisting with a campaign to raise pay for fast-food workers, said they helped withhold employees' wages at the restaurant chain after facing pressure to keep labor costs down.

    April 2, 2014

  • S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing NEW YORK -- New signs of life in the U.S. manufacturing sector helped push the stock market to a record high Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 13.18 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 1,885.52. That's above its previous record of 1,878

    April 2, 2014

  • Ross Clinton bank holds meeting CLINTON -- Clinton National Bank recently held its annual meeting. Robert Holleran, CEO and vice chairman of the board reported at the end of December, the bank's assets totaled $370,623,000, deposits grew to $303,670,000 and the loan portfolio incre

    April 2, 2014 4 Photos

  • How improv comedy skills became a must-have for entrepreneurs

    A few years ago, for complex reasons, I attended the orientation week for Columbia Business School students. The week involved team-building exercises that forced us to solve problems together.

    April 1, 2014

  • Starbucks retools pastry menu after customer complaints

    After the coffee chain bought gourmet-baking company La Boulange in 2012, it used the acquisition to add fancier pastries to U.S. locations. Now Starbucks is discovering that some customers liked the food better before, prompting another round of retooling.

    April 1, 2014

  • Credit union earns awards CLINTON -- A local credit union recently earned six Diamond awards. Ascentra Credit Union won the awards which recognize outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. Awards are given in multiple categories

    March 28, 2014

  • $270M chocolate plant proof of US's sweet tooth

    Americans aren't losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is operating its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of sweets every day.

    March 27, 2014

  • Stocks give up an early gain; end lower NEW YORK -- Stocks gave up an early gain and turned lower in early afternoon trading. Facebook slumped, leading technology stocks lower after announcing its acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 inde

    March 27, 2014

  • Riverfront Ice Cream opens

    Riverfront Ice Cream is open for business and owner Mike Hill is anxious for the dog days of summer to truly hit the ground running.

    March 25, 2014

  • Taxi service photo Taxi service gets new owner CLINTON -- There's a new taxi in town but riders may notice not a whole lot has changed. On Feb. 6, Greg Coppess took over ownership of Clinton's exclusive taxi service, On The Go Too, and realized that when something's not broken, it doesn't need to

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

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