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Keokuk train depot restoration underway

September 1, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Workers hoist a 26-foot apex atop the central tower’s base during the first phase of the Keokuk Depot’s roof restoration project Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 in Keokuk, Iowa. Now that the apex has been installed, red clay tiles will be placed on the central tower. Construction workers will also will build four corner turrets and [&hellip...

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If 1 lens on a phone camera is good, are 2 better?

August 31, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Motorola’s Moto Z phone, with the Hasselblad True Zoom attachment, is viewed from the top side, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in New York. The orange camera shutter button is at right. Motorola says the attachment will appeal mostly to photography...

Feds indict 2 Explo Systems owners, 4 officials

August 31, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in northwest Louisiana have unsealed a 32-count indictment against owners and officials of a company accused of leaving 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard facility. A...

McDonald’s taps relative outsider to lead key US business

August 31, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says the president of its U.S. business is retiring after about two years on the job, marking the latest executive change as the fast-food giant tries to reinvent itself by bringing in a relative outsider to lead its...

SEC: Former Monsanto exec to get $22.5M as whistleblower

August 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, shows the Monsanto logo on display at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for...

Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

August 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google’s navigation app Waze...

DeLorme’s new owner will continue printing Gazetteers

August 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The Swiss company that bought Maine-based DeLorme last winter says it’s going to continue to publish the popular DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers for all 50 states. Garmin Ltd., known for its GPS technologies, announced Tuesday...

Asian stocks mostly higher on hopes for higher US rates

August 29, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was virtually unchanged at 16,739.49 in morning trading, losing earlier...

Oklahoma farms see agritourism industry grow

August 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves. “Our customers are always welcome to come pick any...

Over 800 jobs lost as warehouse-factory shuts down

August 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A furniture manufacturer is cutting hundreds of jobs in Southern California as it shifts production to plants in North Carolina, Mississippi and Wisconsin. The San Bernardino County Sun reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2bWGjWt ) that...