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Business Women’s Network to meet The next Women’s Resource Center Business Women’s Network event called “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Think and Grow Rich in All Areas of YOUR Life” will be held at...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise to close a strong October

NEW YORK – Stocks edged higher Friday to close out the best October for the Dow Jones industrial average in four years.Trading activity was relatively light, with the Dow keeping to a tight range...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Limited economic growth forecast

WASHINGTON – The new Congress that begins in January will confront an economy and a job market that will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Downbeat earnings news hurts stocks

NEW YORK – Stocks struggled to a mixed finish Thursday after weak earnings news from 3M and other companies weighed on the market.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 12 points, but broader...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall on unease with Fed

NEW YORK – Stock prices fell Wednesday as concerns grew over whether the Federal Reserve’s plans to buy Treasury bonds might be smaller and slower than anticipated.Stocks had been rising in recent...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer confidence up slightly in October

NEW YORK – Americans’ confidence in the economy rose only slightly in October from September, according to a monthly survey, as people continue to grapple with job worries.The weak outlook comes in...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market ekes out gains

NEW YORK – Mixed earnings reports and a stronger dollar helped stocks finish about where they started Tuesday.The Dow Jones industrial average wavered within a 100-point range as traders attempted...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Google executive pushes concerns about privacy

JERUSALEM – Google’s global privacy counsel says he’s surprised by how few people choose to control what ads are steered their way – a tool the Internet search giant launched, albeit with minimal...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Going global

For anyone who ever thought Facebook and Twitter would be passing fads, the statistics are clear: social media isn’t going anywhere. In the business world, social media has surpassed all other...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Financing program to be held Nov. 3 The Sustainable Building Education Program, offered by 4CORE, will present “How to Finance an Energy Efficient Home Purchase or Renovation” at noon Nov. 3 at...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

French strikes lose steam

PARIS – French garbage collectors waded through mounds of reeking trash as they headed back to work Tuesday and some oil workers deserted their picket lines – signs of fading momentum in the battle...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks extend gains, dollar falls

NEW YORK – Stocks rose moderately Monday on growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will take steps to boost the economy.A falling dollar that contributed to a jump in commodity prices also...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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