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U.S. GDP Expands 4-Percent

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- It's more good news for the economy. U.S. Gross Domestic Product expanded at a rate of four percent in the second quarter according to the Commerce Department. The growth was higher than expected, and the faster U.S. GDP growth since 2003. The news could create higher expectations for the last six months of…

U.S. Companies Add 218,000 Jobs

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. companies added 218-thousand new jobs this month. This morning's report by ADP is below economists' forecast of 230-thousand jobs. It's a sharp fall-off from June, when the nation's private employers made more than 280-thousand new hires.

AstraZeneca Buys Lung Drug Rights For $2.1-Billion

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- AstraZeneca has a deal in place to buy the rights to a group of lung drugs for more than two-billion dollars. The British drugmaker reached agreement today with the Spanish group Almirall. The deal gives AstraZeneca more resources to build up its respiratory medicine business. AstraZeneca turned down a 118-billion dollar merger offer…

Mortgage Apps Fall

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Mortgage applications are down. The Mortgage Bankers Association says activity for new home loans and refinancing slipped about two percent last week. The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage was unchanged from the previous week at four-point-three percent.

NRLB McDonald’s Ruling Sets Off Business-Labor Firestorm

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- The National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's corporate offices are legally liable for what franchise holders do. The NLRB ruled Tuesday that the fast food giant's corporate operation must address complaints by workers who say they were disciplined or fired for joining protests calling for higher wages. The Service Employees International Union says…

  • Pet Patrol

    Thank you, dog is back with its owner!

    Posted on July 28, 2014
    Location: Dillsboro, IN

    Farmer's retreat, 300 S area. Tan and White colored came…