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Target to cut $2B in costs, including several thousand jobs – SFGate


SFGate

Target to cut $2B in costs, including several thousand jobs
SFGate
NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years. The goal: to make the Minneapolis-based discounter more agile to compete in an increasingly competitive landscape and …
Target to cut thousands of jobs in $2B growth strategyThe Courier-Journal
Minnesota governor seeks meeting with Target CEO on layoffsLake Wylie Pilot
Target, With 4 Fairfield County Locations, Cutting Thousands Of JobsThe Daily Voice
New York Daily News
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:49 pm

Supreme Court closely divided on Obamacare’s future – USA TODAY


TIME

Supreme Court closely divided on Obamacare's future
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday during heated arguments over President Obama's health care law, but questions from Justice Anthony Kennedy gave proponents hope the statute will be upheld. At least four …
Obamacare Now Hangs in the BalanceThe Atlantic
Roberts, Obamacare's savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this timeReuters
Glenview's Larry Robbins Still Betting On Healthcare Amid Supreme Court Forbes
Washington Post -Fox News Latino -Fox News
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:43 pm

Ford F-150 sales lag as 2015 changeover continues – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Ford F-150 sales lag as 2015 changeover continues
USA TODAY
Sales of the Ford's F-Series pickups were down 1% in February but Ford executives say dealers should be fully stocked by the end of June. Adding to output this month will be second pickup assembly plant that is nearing completion of its changeover to the …
US Stocks Extend Losses, Weak Auto Sales Growth in FebruaryTicker Magazine
Trucks, SUVs Drive February Auto SalesMediaPost Communications
Winter weather slows February auto salesAustin American-Statesman
Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:41 pm

Five takeaways from the Fed meeting transcripts of 2009 – Financial Times


Wall Street Journal

Five takeaways from the Fed meeting transcripts of 2009
Financial Times
Janet Yellen had no illusion about the gravity of the economic threat to the US in 2009, and she was a vocal exponent of greater policy stimulus to combat the downturn. That is the main message from transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings held during a year …
Transcripts Reveal Fed Confronting Chaotic Banking SystemABC News
Fed transcripts shed light on turbulent 2009Chicago Tribune
Fed's 2009 Transcripts Show Blurry Line Between Politics, PolicyBloomberg
Bellingham Herald
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:28 pm

McDonald’s Move Toward Antibiotic-Free Chicken: Too Little, Too Late? – Forbes


Christian Science Monitor

McDonald's Move Toward Antibiotic-Free Chicken: Too Little, Too Late?
Forbes
McDonald's made big news this morning: According to Reuter's, the company just announced it's taking a cue from rival Chick-fil-A's 2014 playbook and will sell chicken products that are antibiotic-free to address consumers' ongoing concerns about resistant …
McDonald's Moving to Limit Antibiotics in Its ChickenNew York Times
McDonald's is promising to get human antibiotics out of its US chicken supplyQuartz
McDonald's cuts antibiotics in chicken. Why more restaurants will follow.Christian Science Monitor
ABC News -The Southern -The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:24 pm

US oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news – Reuters


Reuters

US oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. …

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:04 pm

Fed Beige Book: Better economy, some rough spots – USA TODAY


San Francisco Chronicle

Fed Beige Book: Better economy, some rough spots
USA TODAY
Neither rain nor snow dampened the U.S. economy from early January through mid-February, according to the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, an anecdotal survey of business conditions. The economy continued to expand in most of the Fed's 12 districts, with …
Fed's Beige Book shows US economy expandingReuters
Beige Book finds sectors weakened by strong dollar, low oil pricesMarketWatch
U.S. Crude Rises on Cushing Slowdown; Discount to Brent NarrowsBloomberg
Transport Topics Online -Financial Times -10TV
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:55 pm

Buffett’s Deal-Making End Game – Forbes


ValueWalk

Buffett's Deal-Making End Game
Forbes
There was a lot not to like in the yearend report of Berkshire Hathaway. But, the stock's trajectory, up 28%, made it unmistakably a 2014 absolute and comparative winner. All this in a year when hedge fund operators woefully underperformed the S&P 500 …
Warren Buffett''s Berkshire Hathaway Plans Debut Euro-Bond SaleNasdaq
Warren Buffet Raises Red Flags On BanksInvestCorrectly

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:38 pm

Hiring by small businesses slowed again. Here’s why that’s not terrible news. – Washington Post


Christian Science Monitor

Hiring by small businesses slowed again. Here's why that's not terrible news.
Washington Post
The nation's smallest businesses, often considered the nation's most dependable source of employment growth, have added fewer jobs every month since November, according to fresh data released Wednesday. Sounds pretty troubling. It's actually not.
The February 2015 ADP Employment Report Shows a Slow Down in HiringEconomic Populist
ADP Finds Private Sector Added 212000 Jobs in FebruaryAccounting Today
ADP reports 212000 new U.S. jobs in FebruaryBakken.com
Investor’s Business Daily -Nasdaq -SFGate
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:17 pm

Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Stock Surging Today on Heavy Volume – TheStreet.com


U-T San Diego

Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Stock Surging Today on Heavy Volume
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX – Get Report) are surging, up 12.83% to $8.62 on very heavy volume Wednesday afternoon, adding to gains from yesterday when it jumped about 50% in intraday trading on reports that the …
Orexigen Therapeutics Stock Price Up 16.2% on Analyst Upgrade (OREX)sleekmoney
Leerink Comments On Orexigen Therapeutics, Says Current Projections Could Benzinga
Orexigen's Cardiovascular Safety Data Is A Breakthrough (OREX)Seeking Alpha (registration)
Forbes
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:10 pm