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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

January 26, 2015

Business

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Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.

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Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 12:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

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Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 12:02 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.

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Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

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US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 5:02 pm

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

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Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans.

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New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker's headquarters in the quaint western New York village of East Aurora.

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens.

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