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Pair Of US Companies Charged With Price Manipulation

Posted: 3:37 PM - Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit.

Pet Rock Creator Dahl Dies at 78

Posted: 9:23 AM - Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

Liberty Tax's Best Reminder to File Your Tax

Posted: 12:40 AM - The first day of April is no joking matter, especially when taxes are involved. A local man has found one way to make sure you get them done this year. He's helping Uncle Sam one dance move at a time.
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Nevada Minimum Wage to Stay the Same

Posted: 03/31/2015 - The Nevada Labor Commissioner's office says it's finished its annual review of the state's minimum wage and will keep it the same for the year starting July 1.

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  • McDonald's Joins Trend in Raising Pay
    McDonald’s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, offering fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market.
  • Religious Freedom Debate Draws Out Companies
    American corporations typically shun social controversies. But on one gripping the nation this week—state laws ostensibly aimed at supporting religious freedom but seen by many as antigay—several have stepped forward to make their opposition clear.
  • Toyota Outruns Rivals in March U.S. Sales
    A familiar foe is pressuring the Detroit Three as the auto industry closes the books on its first quarter: Toyota sales rose 4.5% on luxury vehicle and truck sales as GM and Ford slipped.
  • After Airline Tragedy, New Focus on Mental Health at Work
    The Germanwings crash highlights a dilemma facing employers and mental-health professionals: how to balance the need for safety with a worker’s right to privacy and a career without stigma.
  • Former Korn/Ferry Executive Sues
    Korn/Ferry International, the world’s biggest executive-search firm, is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the dismissal of a top executive.
  • GoDaddy's Shares Surge in Debut
    Shares of GoDaddy, a technology provider to small businesses, opened at $26.15 in their market debut, 31% above their initial public offering price.
  • China's Huayi Bros. to Co-Finance Movies From New Studio
    China’s Huayi Bros. Media Corp. will spend several hundred million dollars to co-finance movies from a new studio over the next three years, the latest sign of an accelerating pace to China-Hollywood deals.
  • Turner, Dish Reach Distribution Pact
    Time Warner and satellite television provider Dish Network have come to terms on a new distribution pact that includes making HBO available through Dish’s new online TV offering.
  • Fiat Chrysler Names Ralph Gilles as Design Head
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles promoted 23-year company veteran Ralph Gilles to head of design, succeeding Lorenzo Ramaciotti, who is retiring but will remain as a special adviser to CEO Sergio Marchionne.
  • Leonard Green in Talks to Take Stake in Bass Pro Shops
    Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in outdoor-recreation gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, according to people familiar with the matter.
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