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Stocks barely budge in quiet end-of-year trading

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a quiet Monday mostly where it began as investors shut their books for what has been an extraordinary year on [&hellip...

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Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE -This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, top, a house in Duluth, Minn.,with triple-paned, south-facing windows that draw heat from the sun, and bottom an undated photo provided by Lowe’s shows weatherstripping being applied to a...

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 13, 2013, file photo shows a NASA Global Hawk robotic jet in a hangar at Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday Dec. 30, 2013, that will...

Holiday shutdown unsettles coal mine workers

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 26, 2013 photo Joe Tischkau, mayor of Farmersville, Ill., about 70 miles northeast of St. Louis, poses near one of his business’ tow trucks in Farmersville. Tischkau, the mayor for the past 28 years, says his 770-resident farming village...

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What happens when you let Farmers® insure everything that’s important to you?

December 30, 2013 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Gina Dwyer (left) and Mica Nevarez invite everyone to come in for a free quote on their homeowners, auto, life, and business insurance. The Gina Dwyer Farmers Insurance Agency is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. (Saturdays by appointment.)...

Defined by critics, big ag restarts conversation

December 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo taken Oct. 16, 2013 shows Larry Hasheider walking along one of his corn fields on his farm in Okawville, Ill. Hasheider grows soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on the farm, nestled in the heart of Illinois corn country where he also has 130 dairy cows,...

Lawmakers: Car-test law a boost for auto industry

December 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2012, file photo, California Gov. Edmund G Brown Jr., front left, rides in a driverless car to a ceremony in Mountain View, Calif., for the signing of a bill allowing for testing of driverless vehicles in the state. On Friday, Dec. 27,...

Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

December 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, right, speaks with French President Francois Hollande during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Increasingly vocal in its frustration over United States policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is...

Fire marshal preaches safety, training after West

December 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Robert Payne, center right, operator of RPA Associates sits with over 100 first responders and other business owners at a meeting headed by state fire marshal Chris Connealy, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Clifton, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) CLIFTON, Texas...

In governor races, Democrats eye wage increase

December 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, smiles while speaking in Philadelphia. Republicans governors running for re-election next year are looking to capitalize on distaste for Washington, D.C., gridlock and President...