Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, Iraq’s Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Amtrak CEO to stop in New Mexico about train route
Amtrak’s top executive is to travel through New Mexico on Saturday to meet with officials about keeping the Southwest Chief on its current route.
European banking scare sends stocks lower
Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.
Webb City Farmers Market adds two new vendors on Saturday
The Webb City Farmers Market will be open Friday and Saturday in King Jack Park with fresh, local produce, meals and music.
US stocks fall on Portugal worries
Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets.
Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines
Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil
The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world’s most important oil-producing region.
Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide
They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with most buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.
Corinthian Colleges seeking to reassure students
A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they’ll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.
US, China vow to improve cooperation
The United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn’t let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a relationship critical to global peace and prosperity.
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