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  • Dow Chemical agrees to add board members

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point. Shares of the specialty chemicals maker rose almost 3 percent in morning trading Friday. Three of the new additions will...

  • US stocks rise early after rate cut from China

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of that region's central bank. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,062 as of 9:31 a.m. Eastern time Friday....

  • Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Toyota says that the cars' fuel lines have nickel phosphate plating to...

  • Colorado jobless rate hits 6½-year low

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that private-sector jobs decreased by 2,100 and government jobs increased by 2,400...

  • Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the United States and other countries. The ministry also ordered Takata and Japanese...

  • Ahead of the Bell: SolarCity

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — SolarCity's stock is surging in premarket trading on Friday following the company's announcement that it is teaming with Walmart on some new solar power and energy storage projects. The California-based company said Thursday that it has a contract with Wal-Mart Stores...

  • Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent. North Dakota's booming oil...

  • Disney, Shanghai Media expanding partnership

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. and Shanghai Media Group are expanding their strategic partnership in China. The companies said Friday that their partnership will now include television content development, movie co-production, content distribution and cooperation on marketing....

  • Mohegan Sun chief executive set to retire in 2015

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, says he plans to retire next year, but will stay on in a transition. Etess told investor analysts of his decision on a conference call Thursday. He said he'll remain with the parent...

  • Report: 2013 furloughs took big bite out of Colorado Springs' per-person incomes

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Did your wallet feel lighter in 2013? It wasn't an illusion. Per-person income in the Colorado Springs area last year grew at the slowest rate since 2009, and was at the lowest level compared with the national average in the 44 years the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has compiled...

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