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Friday, August 1, 2014

Business

U.S. Stocks Steady

1 hour 36 minutes ago - Wall Street Journal
U.S. stocks were steady in early trading Friday, halting the previous session's selloff, after data showed an improving labor market generating little wage inflation

Interior Department, water suppliers pitch in $11M to try to conserve Colorado River basin

2 hours 20 minutes ago - Fox Business
Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states

Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea in bid to reinforce its claim

2 hours 19 minutes ago - Fox Business
Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the center of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beijing and another claimant, Taiwan

Deal for coal ash bill remains elusive as NC legislators rush to wrap up legislative session

2 hours 9 minutes ago - Fox Business
North Carolina lawmakers said Thursday they still haven't reached agreement on legislation requiring Duke Energy to limit pollution leaking from its coal ash dumps across the state, nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with gray sludge

Kansas collects slightly more tax than expected in July, ending streak of monthly shortfalls

2 hours 6 minutes ago - Fox Business
Kansas collected slightly more in taxes than anticipated in July, breaking a streak of big monthly shortfalls that intensified the debate over massive personal income tax cuts engineered by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback

NY attorney general taking applications for land banks to restore more vacant properties

2 hours 2 minutes ago - Fox Business
The New York Attorney General's Office says it will take applications to help Land Banks restore abandoned properties with up to $20 million

LinkedIn's hiring business seen key to growth

2 hours 2 minutes ago - Fox Business
LinkedIn Corp's booming hiring business and rapid international expansion will be the main growth drivers for the next few quarters, analysts said after the corporate networking site's revenue and profit forecast smashed expectations

NC Senate gives OK to state budget that spells out higher education spending, cuts

2 hours 1 minute ago - Fox Business
North Carolina Senate lawmakers passed a $21.1 billion budget early Friday which gives teachers raises and funnels $113 million to kindergarten and college classrooms statewide

US stocks stabilize a day after sell-off as employers add more jobs to their payrolls

1 hour 58 minutes ago - Fox Business
U.S. stocks are stabilizing a day after a steep drop as investors were encouraged by the latest wave of hiring

Consumer Sentiment Hits Lowest Level Since March

1 hour 56 minutes ago - Fox Business
Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan’s gauge of consumer sentiment fell to 81.8 in July, below economists’ expectations of 82. The reading is the lowest since March

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