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11/13/2014 12:54 PM
Privacy protections unite carmakers
WASHINGTON — Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists’ privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.

11/13/2014 11:01 AM
Companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years
WASHINGTON — U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of an improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level.

11/13/2014 12:00 AM
First Solar adding 120 employees
Solar-panel manufacturer First Solar Inc., plans to expand production next year to meet rising demand.

11/13/2014 9:59 AM
College tuition prices continue to swell
WASHINGTON — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said today.

11/13/2014 8:46 AM
U.S. jobless aid claims climb to 290,000
WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn’t sharp enough to disrupt the job market’s positive momentum.

11/13/2014 12:00 AM
Gains a good sign for home market
Single-family home sales in the Toledo area are up 2 percent from last year.

11/13/2014 12:00 AM
Several banks receive fines
WASHINGTON — U.S., British, and Swiss regulators on Wednesday fined JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Bank of America Corp., and three other global banks a total of about $4.3 billion to settle investigations into attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

11/13/2014 12:00 AM
EPA gives local tech firm $300,000
A Toledo tech company developing a new water purification process that uses ultraviolet light has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

11/12/2014 9:10 PM
Banks fined billions for rigging markets
LONDON — Traders with nicknames like the “Three Musketeers” and the “A-Team” plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said today, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

11/12/2014 7:18 PM
VW policy welcomes labor activity at Tenn. plant
NASHVILLE — By giving labor groups more access to its lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, Volkswagen signaled today that it won’t follow the lead of other foreign-owned automakers in the South in seeking to tamp down union activity.

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