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Stocks close higher on better job news

December 23, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports pushed stocks higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points, its third gain in a row. more »»

Jobless applications drop to lowest mark in years

December 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest level since April 2008, extending a downward trend that shows the job market strengthening. more »»

Vulcan sues rival in takeover bid

December 23, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vulcan Materials has sued Martin Marietta in federal court, accusing the smaller gravel, sand and stone supplier of launching an illegal takeover attempt of Vulcan. more »»

Paul Green receives special certification

December 17, 2011 Paul T. Green, Pharm.D. and local Clinical Pharmacist, recently achieved Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). more »»

Jobless aid applications fall to three-year low

December 15, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level since May 2008, a hopeful sign that layoffs are declining and hiring is picking up. more »»

VALU presents check to Salvation Army

December 15, 2011 This Holiday Season, VALU Home Centers will do its part to raise spirits at The Salvation Army. On Thursday morning at the VALU Home Center located at Elmwood and Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Stocks end session higher

December 15, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Investors shifted their attention from Europe to the U.S. on Thursday, pushing stocks slightly higher on good jobs and manufacturing reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45. more »»

Trade deficit shrinks again

December 9, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest point of the year after Americans bought fewer foreign cars and imported less oil. more »»

Stocks up on Europe budget deal

December 9, 2011 A deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe’s economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday as hopes grew that the region is close to resolving its debt crisis. more »»

Small crop surplus likely to keep food prices high

December 9, 2011 ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. government barely changed its estimate for next year’s corn surplus, which is expected to stay small and keep high food prices high. more »»

Wal-Mart opens internal probe

December 9, 2011 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart has opened an internal investigation to determine whether its overseas operations have complied with U.S. more »»

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009

December 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to . more »»

Panel wants MF Gbl. answers

December 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional panel has subpoenaed former Sen. more »»

Stock market closes out its best week since 2009

December 3, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The best week for the stock market in more than two years ended with major indexes nearly unchanged on Friday. A surprise drop in the U.S. more »»

RIM writes off value of tablet inventory

December 3, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry phones, is writing off much of its inventory of PlayBook tablets, since it has to sell them at a deep discount. more »»

Consumers more confident

November 30, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July, the latest sign that consumers are beginning to feel more cheerful about spending durin... more »»

American Airlines files for protection through bankruptcy

November 30, 2011 DALLAS (AP) — The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking relief from crushing debt caused by high fuel prices and expensive labor contracts that its... more »»

Certification passed

November 30, 2011 Cornerstone Lounge recently received Responsible Alcohol Management Program certification. Pictured left to right are: Manager Eileen Swanson and Alcohol Education Specialist Harold R. Steighner. more »»

Survey: Home prices down in most major US cities

November 30, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices are falling again in most major cities after posting small gains over the summer and spring. more »»

Stocks sent mostly higher

November 30, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in U.S. consumer confidence sent stocks modestly higher Tuesday. more »»

 
 

 

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