Archive for November, 2013

Missouri governor calls special session for Boeing incentives

Gov. Jay Nixon wants state lawmakers back at the Capitol next week in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co. to land its new 777X jet plant in Missouri. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Efforts to relax US marijuana laws lose benefactor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the death of Cleveland billionaire and philanthropist Peter B. Lewis, the push for relaxed U.S. marijuana laws lost its most generous supporter. That’s left supporters wondering what comes next. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

ThyssenKrupp sells US steel plant for $1.55B

German steel company ThyssenKrupp has agreed to sell its U.S. steel plant business to two competitors for $1.55 billion. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Rising interest rates weigh on real estate funds

One look at the lackluster gains of real estate mutual funds this year might give the impression that commercial property owners are struggling through a relapse of their post-financial crisis woes. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US Treasury bond market at a glance

Key barometers in the Treasury market late Friday, compared with late Wednesday. Price changes in the 10-year note and 30-year bond are per $100 invested: Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Topless barber charged with unlicensed cosmetology

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn’t cutting hair without a top. It’s cutting hair without a license. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US: Tough sanctions on Iran remain despite deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said on Friday that it was maintaining tough oil-related sanctions against Iran even though the U.S. and five other world powers have signed an initial deal with Tehran to curb its nuclear program and prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Jewelry scavenger hunt promotes Gig Harbor businesses

Gig Harbor small businesses are hopeful a jewelry scavenger hunt will also be gift to mom and pop retailers. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites