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Day: October 17, 2012


Dan Gable Day to be declared by governor

WATERLOO—Iowa’s greatest sports figure and Iowa’s longest serving governor will be the focal point of a special presentation in Waterloo. Iowa governor Terry Branstad will declare October 25, 2012, as Dan Gable

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Consumer inflation rises 0.6% in September

By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — Americans paid sharply higher prices for goods and services in September, the government said Tuesday, mainly because of the elevated cost of gas. The consumer price

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Amazon to hire 50,000 for holidays

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Inc., the online retailer that has many bricks-and-mortar companies on the defensive, said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees nationwide for the holiday

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DEA tells Walgreens: Hand over customer files

By Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Customer files from Florida pharmacies, details on bonuses given to pharmacists, and two years’ worth of internal correspondence were among the mountain of data

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Factory labor shortage may rise

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – U.S. manufacturing industry executives have bemoaned a skills gap in the nation’s workforce, but a new report says the shortfall isn’t a big deal — yet.

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Emanuel to stump for Obama in Florida

By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to persuade the swing state’s

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2 Americans win Nobel in economics

By Don Lee, Larry Gordon and Adolfo Flores, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — For years, transplant surgeons have struggled with a vexing problem: seriously ill patients desperate for new kidneys and healthy

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