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Amazon eyes RadioShack locations

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

BLOOMBERG: Amazon is looking to bolster its brick-and-mortar presence and is considering buying recently-shuttered RadioShack locations.

 

Lululemon founder steps down

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

BLOOMBERG: The controversial Chip Wilson said he accomplished getting the company back on track after returning from a sabbatical in 2013.

 

Ignition-failure claims overwhelm General Motors

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Monday, February 02, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: In total, 4,180 claims were made before the company's deadline to be considered for the compensation fund.

 

Obama's near-$4T budget set for Congress

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Monday, February 02, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The plan calls for tax hikes on the rich and big businesses.

 

GDP grows 2.6 percent in 4Q

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Friday, January 30, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The number represents a drop from the 4.6-percent growth of the third quarter.

 

Email scammers target younger demographic

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Friday, January 30, 2015

WGN: The FBI and Better Business Bureau warned college students of payroll email scam that is targeting school email accounts.

 

McDonalds' head man steps down

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

FORTUNE: CEO Don Thompson will be replaced on March 1 after the restaurant continued to struggle under his leadership.

 

Washington company recalls tainted beef

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

OREGONLIVE.COM: Washington Beef of Toppenish is recalling 1,620 pounds of beef trim with possible E. coli contamination that was sold in Oregon and Washington.

 

Commercial jet demand bolsters Boeing

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Seattle aerospace company beat Wall Street expectations, which were low due to a weak defense market.

 

Apple augments record quarter by shorting memory

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MARKET WATCH: The gadget giant announced Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in the final quarter of 2014.

 

Microsoft, Caterpillar woes lead Dow decrease

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BLOOMBERG: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell after questions were raised about the long-term viability of the economy.

 

US consumer confidence continues to rise

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BLOOMBERG: The Conference Board's index hit its highest level since August 2007 in January.

 

Radical party's election win in Greece creates shockwaves

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Monday, January 26, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Creditor nations suggest the move doesn't necessarily mean the struggling economy will eschew the euro.

 
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