Obama announces new Midwest manufacturing hubs
President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing, with the eventual goal of creating jobs that have been lost to global competition.
Fingerprint security convenient, but not flawless
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it’s alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.
US stocks are mostly higher in early trading
U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors assessed earnings reports from retailers and other companies.
Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent
A major bitcoin exchange has gone bust after secretly racking up catastrophic losses, other virtual currency companies said Tuesday — a potentially fatal blow for the exotic new form of money.
No easy bailout plan for Ukraine
Ukraine needs money, and fast — in weeks, not months. But bailing out the country of 46 million people will not be as easy as simply writing a big check.
Jackson County plans for commuter rail gets boost
Jackson County’s deal with a railroad to buy an important rail corridor will be a big boost to its plan to build a commuter rail system in Kansas City, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders said.
Stocks slip after consumer confidence weakens
U.S. stocks slipped in early trading Tuesday as investors reacted to an unexpectedly steep decline in consumer confidence this month.
Illinois county considers high-speed rail station
A southwestern Illinois county is weighing whether to commit $500,000 toward an East St. Louis station along an emerging high-speed Amtrak route.
Stocks return to record territory after deal news
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index pushed back into record territory Monday after the latest round of corporate deal making made investors more confident.
Samsung’s new smartwatches have fitness features
Samsung unveiled two new computerized wristwatches on Sunday, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one.
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