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  • EPA chief unfazed by mercury limit court challenge

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is expressing confidence that the Supreme Court won't block its limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The high court has agreed to review a case claiming the EPA failed to consider costs when deciding whether to...

  • Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak. Its shares slipped in midday trading on Wednesday. The world's biggest farm...

  • US stock indexes hold near record; Deere slumps

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks aren't moving much in midday trading as indexes remain near record levels. Investors were looking over some mixed news on the economy Wednesday. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but more people filed for unemployment benefits...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Lowell Bender has been named mortgage manager at Aventa Credit Union. He has more than 
18 years of mortgage lending experience as regional operations manager for Bayrock Mortgage Group and vice president of American United Mortgage Group, both in Georgia. He previously was in the...

  • Colorado Springs Airport volunteers always looking to help

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Colorado Springs retiree Joe Strahs got help from a volunteer in a red vest when he got lost in Denver International Airport about 15 years ago, and he has been paying it forward to passengers at Colorado Springs Airport for nearly 10 years. Strahs spends 5½ hours a day twice a week -...

  • Icahn buys more Hertz shares after ending dispute

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn, the largest shareholder in Hertz, has bought more shares of the rental car company after it named three candidates he supported to its board of directors and took his input in choosing its new CEO. In a form filed with the Securities and...

  • 3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years into the economic...

  • US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan said Wednesday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That's the...

  • Holidays start in August for some small businesses

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops. Mann used to wait until the holidays were at hand before hiring. But the brand-new workers peppered...

  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working...

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