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Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Buffett says economy continues to grow steadily

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia’s advance into Ukraine. Buffett appeared on the business cable […]

03/03/2014

Specialist Gregg Maloney works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Markets slide as tensions rise over Ukraine

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets are down sharply on tensions over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by Western governments. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 202 points, or […]

03/03/2014

Pearl Jam executive heading to prison

SEATTLE (AP) — A former executive with Pearl Jam is heading to prison for 14 months after being caught for bilking the band. The seattlepi.com reports 55-year-old Rickey Charles Goodrich pleaded guilty to theft charges in […]

03/01/2014

Container ships wait to be off-loaded in a thick fog at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy. That, at least, is the prevailing view of economists, who shrugged off a government report Friday that the economy was weaker […]

02/28/2014

This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoins, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for. The exchange’s CEO Mark Karpeles […]

02/28/2014

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

California data breaches hit 21.3 million accounts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General […]

02/27/2014

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The best stocks for the long haul

What are the top ten best stocks to own for the long haul? Money 101 host  Bob McCormick talks with Ken Winans of Winans Investments (www.winansinvestments.com) to get the answer.

02/27/2014

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 index closes at a record high

NEW YORK (AP) — After knocking on the door all week, the stock market logged a record on Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had moved above its previous all-time high on numerous occasions […]

02/27/2014

A Staples office supply store. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky)

$26M awarded in age discrimination case, largest in LA legal history

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In what an attorney says is the largest award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history, a 66-year-old man was awarded $26 million by a jury that found he was […]

02/27/2014

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla plans new battery factory; will employ 6,500

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Wednesday it’s considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people. The company […]

02/26/2014

Entrance to a Target retail store. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Data-breach costs take toll on Target profit

NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers. The nation’s second […]

02/26/2014