Lyft Agrees to Temporary Halt of Rideshare Service in Kansas City

Ridesharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City, Mo. while it negotiates with the city over ways to allow it to permanently conduct business in the city. Lyft officials said that the drivers will stop working for up … Continue reading


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Kansas Contractors Struggle to Find Skilled Workers

A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry. Ninety percent of the 20 Kansas firms that responded to an Associated General Contractors survey said they’re having a hard time finding project … Continue reading


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GAO Report Finds SBA Didn’t Meet Timeliness Goal for Sandy Loans

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that following Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) did not meet its timeliness goal for processing business loan applications. GAO’s report, titled “Small Business Administration: Additional … Continue reading


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Judge Dismisses Mass. AG Coakley’s Federal Housing Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley against the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying the court doesn’t have oversight of the matter. Coakley sued the … Continue reading


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Man killed in west Belfast shooting

25 October 2014 Last updated at 14:48 Edward Gibson was shot in the stomach and thigh on Friday evening A 28-year-old man who was shot in west Belfast has died in hospital. Edward Gibson was attacked in an alleyway beside … Continue reading


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Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

25 October 2014 Last updated at 15:28 David Cameron, pictured with other EU leaders on Friday, says the UK will not pay the bill by 1 December Europe expects the UK to pay an extra £1.7bn towards the EU budget … Continue reading


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Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria

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Scottish Labour leader stands down

25 October 2014 Last updated at 10:42 Johann Lamont and Ed Miliband appeared on stage at the Labour Party conference Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a … Continue reading


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Port squeeze threatens US retailers’ holiday stocking plans

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation’s busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely … Continue reading


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Ex-Bank of New York Mellon employee pleads guilty to insider trading

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK.N) employee on Friday pleaded guilty to insider trading based on tips from a former Merck Co Inc (MRK.N) employee about potential pharmaceutical mergers. Federal … Continue reading


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U.S. appeals court rules for GM over Spyker’s Saab sale

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV (SPYKF.PK) accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab … Continue reading


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China’s auto market growth may halve to 7 percent this year: industry body head

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Growth in China’s auto market, the world’s biggest, will halve to 7 percent this year weighed down by a slowing economy, the head of an industry body said on Saturday. “Personally, I think growth this year can … Continue reading


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