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  • Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

    Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous 100 years. But private...
  • PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on a quest to outdo his own success

    SAN FRANCISCO For Max Levchin, the once-shy and at times off-putting whiz kid who co-founded PayPal, his early success has become his biggest burden. The entrepreneur and investor says he will rest only when he has another startup that matches the...
  • Larry Printz: Even cars suffer from marriage problems

    Wall Street loves a merger. When two companies getting together, economies of scale can yield greater profits and eliminate a competition, and the costs that come with it. But just as half of all marriages end in divorce, the uniting of car companies,...
  • Mark Phelan: Collectible car insurer started as a basement hobby

    Frank Hagerty was looking for a hobby, something to do in his retirement, but the business he started in his Michigan basement became the world's largest insurer of collectible cars and wooden boats. Thirty years after Frank started the business...
  • Exclusive - Wife defines stakes in Oklahoma divorce: $17 billion

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - More than $17 billion of Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm's fortune could be subject to division with his estranged wife, according to an economic analysis presented in their divorce trial, defining the stakes in one of the biggest...
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories

    Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories
    Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products. The plants are in Moline and...
  • Drones being developed to deliver medical aid, not bombs

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unmanned aerial vehicles could one day be used to help deliver medical aid and other necessities to needy individuals in hard-to-reach areas. Compact aerial drones have not been widely used by American physicians and other...
  • SeaWorld to build bigger enclosures for killer whales in U.S.

    (Reuters) - Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said on Friday it would nearly double the size of its San Diego killer whale tank and expand similar enclosures in Florida and Texas amid criticism over its treatment of the animals. The...
  • U.S. investors switch out of Europe as recovery bet sours

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. investors are withdrawing billions of dollars from European stocks as signs of a stalled economic recovery, compounded by the Ukraine crisis, halt the past year's scramble to buy back into the region. The switch out of Europe into...
  • Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources

    Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources
    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said. Italy's Finmeccanica has been...
  • NQ Mobile CFO resigns, cites family reasons

    (Reuters) - Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc's Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned, citing family reasons, amid a buyout offer and a delay in filing its annual report. The company's shares fell as much as 13 percent in early...