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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Don't be chicken to talk to strangers about your work

Reaching outside their inner circle worked for Matt, Jessica, David, Victoria and more than a million other entrepreneurs (plus a few chickens). But can it work for you? Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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US factory output rises for 5th straight month

U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing's role in helping... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

Though rejected, a surprise bid by Rupert Murdoch's Fox for entertainment rival Time Warner underscores that large media companies are in the mood for major consolidation. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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CSX optimistic long-term but predicts flat 3Q

CSX is optimistic about its long-term performance, but the railroad's profit during this quarter will likely be relatively flat. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen rejects move to set up formula for Fed

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says it would be a serious mistake for Congress to require the nation's central bank to adopt a formal policy rule to guide its decisions on setting interest rates. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in May to another record high. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Google, Novartis AG to develop contact lenses for diabetics

Google and Novartis have teamed up to develop a new kind of contact lens specially made to help people with diabetes. The new smart lens created by Novartis' Alcon eye-care division and... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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US homebuilder confidence surges in July

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected

Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid worth about $76 billion from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox and said it has no interest in further discussions about a combination of two of the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices

Rising gasoline costs pushed up the prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services in June, but overall inflation remains tame. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Euro healing, but still distant No. 2 to US dollar

International investors are recovering their appetite for euros as the shared currency recovers from a debt crisis that threatened to break it up. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New guidelines on job discrimination could help many pregnant workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Study: US millennials buying homes later

Don't blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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California drought threatens to dry up farm wells

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Utah company offering seed money for health care startups

Healthbox Salt Lake is offering $500,000 in seed money for up to 10 Utah entrepreneurs to get their health care startups off the ground. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Federal government toughens protections for pregnant workers

For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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J&J 2Q profit climbs 13 percent on new-drug sales

Sales of several new drugs, particularly its hot new hepatitis medicine, lifted Johnson & Johnson's second-quarter profit by 13 percent, topping analysts' expectations. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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UK pound near 6-year high after inflation spike

The British pound spiked near a six-year high against the dollar Tuesday after a surprisingly big increase in U.K. inflation fueled expectations that the Bank of England may start raising interest... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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