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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

October 24, 2014

Business

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Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Market jolt is reality check for investors
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

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US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.

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US official: Auto safety agency under review
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches.

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What you need to know about massive air bag recall
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers.

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Ford and Amazon are big market movers
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.

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Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.

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