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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Buffett’s company reports 37 percent drop in 2Q earnings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a 37 percent drop in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investments...

Blue Cross raises rate hike sought on Affordable Care plans

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to...

Liquor producers log on to get into the social media spirit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Want your martini shaken not stirred? How about streamed to your mobile device? Looking for more dynamic ways to communicate with...

SeaWorld falls on attendance declines, marketing spending

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld suffered a decline in attendance during its most recent quarter as the amusement park operator struggled to restore its...

Delta, American banning shipment of hunting ‘trophies’

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no...

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach...

High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment....

Costs from regulations pile up, hurt small business profits

NEW YORK (AP) — It's getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that's making it harder for them to...

Canadian-owned infidelity dating site suffers cyber attack

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian-owned dating website for married people seeking affairs says it has suffered a cyberattack after hackers claimed to have stolen...

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose this month to 60, the highest level since November 2005. The latest...
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