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Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

...offering to buy a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion.In the U.S. government report, the dip in consumer spending in January was the second monthly drop in a row. But adjusted for inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/nasdaq-5000-index-passes-d
Obama goals unrealistic

...Socialist voters would not be attracted by reducing the national debt, the trade deficit and the size and cost of the U.S. government. Obama and Axelrod knew these issues could be overcome by White House press releases and manipulation of data in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-25/obama-goals-unrealistic
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

RICHMOND, Va. - The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in an investigation of faulty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyberattacks

...bureaucracy, and tech firms chafe at regulations that could limit their reach. Further, revelations about sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs have angered many. The programs tapped into data from firms including Google and Yahoo."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/obama-calls-silicon-valley
Stocks up on earnings reports, Greece news

...Wilson is acting with the backing of a variety of hedge funds.GM rose $1.52, or 4.2 percent, to $37.52.U.S. government bond prices were little changed. The yield on the benchmark Treasury note was flat at 1.98 percent.The dollar strengthened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-10/stocks-earnings-reports-gr
2015 Toyota Yaris is revamped, gets more safety features

...For 2015, the Yaris arrives with nine air bags. Still, it earned only four out of five stars, overall, in U.S. government crash testing.The starting price, including destination charge, of $15,670 is for a base, 2015 three-door...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-01-29/2015-toyota-yaris-revamped-ge
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has a lot on his plate

...The Western Hemisphere is probably more realistic in that regard," he said.And baseball is monitoring the U.S. government's opening to Cuba."It's a great source of talent, and whenever you have a talent source, our people are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-26/new-baseball-commissione
S&P paying $1.38B to settle charges over crisis-era ratings

...mortgage meltdown. But that doesn't mean it can't happen again.S&P's settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. government, 19 states and the District of Columbia marks a public chastening of a major credit rating agency accused of knowingly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-03/sp-paying-138b-settle-char
Cubans draw MLB scouts to Puerto Rico for Caribbean Series

...Also on Tuesday, Major League Baseball eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before they are eligible to sign with big league teams.The decision could speed the negotiating process for Yoan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-03/cubans-draw-mlb-scouts-p
Disappointing outlooks for companies like Caterpillar, Microsoft, drive stocks lower

...Cardillo said. "These gyrations might be somewhat extended. The low volume is exaggerating these declines."U.S. government bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.82 percent from 1.83 late Monday.In metals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/disappointing-outlooks-com