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Business Features | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Cranberry Eagle manager retires
Longtime Eagle manager Machan "Mace" Pavelek will retire on March 31.

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Business Features | March 28, 2017
Uber resumes car test program
NEW YORK — Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend.

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Business Features | March 27, 2017
Growth to speed up this year
WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump’s promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found.

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Business Features | March 25, 2017
Car dealers face glut of off-lease vehicles
The number of new vehicles that were leased hit a record 4.4 million last year, triple the number in 2009, when auto sales were at their low point during the recession.

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Business Features | March 25, 2017
Maine’s cod fishermen see historic bad times
ROCKPORT, Maine — The cod isn’t so sacred in Maine anymore.

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Business Features | March 25, 2017
Malls face major shift
NEW YORK — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media.

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Business Features | March 25, 2017
NCAA sets deadline for N.C. to repeal bathroom bill
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In its most direct statement yet, the NCAA warned North Carolina to repeal House Bill 2 soon or lose championship events through 2022.

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Business Features | March 24, 2017
Disney CEO Iger extends his contract through 2019
LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year as the company’s board of directors continues to search for his replacement.

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Business Features | March 24, 2017
Ford says 1st quarter profits will fall
DETROIT — Ford said Thursday its first-quarter profit will fall by more than 50 percent to about 30 cents to 35 cents per share because of higher costs and lower vehicle sales.

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Business Features | March 24, 2017
Trump to OK Canada pipeline
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline today, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

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Business Features | March 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Unethical?
NEW YORK — The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

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Business Features | March 23, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Labor pick says politics won’t influence decisions
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department.

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Business Features | March 23, 2017
Sears, Kmart still viable
An executive at Sears and Kmart’s parent company said the distressed retailer remains “a viable business” even though it had warned regulators of “substantial doubt” that it could keep its doors open amid mounting losses.

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Business Features | March 23, 2017
Starbucks will launch its new U.S. lunch menu in Chicago
CHICAGO — Starbucks on Wednesday unveiled a new lunch menu featuring healthier sandwiches and salads that it plans to debut in Chicago on April 11.

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Business Features | March 22, 2017
Apple cuts prices on some iPads
NEW YORK — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

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Business Features | March 22, 2017
Laptops banned from planes
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.

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Business Features | March 22, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Uber vows to make changes
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including allegations of rampant sexual harassment and a video of a profanity-laced confrontation between the ride-hailing company’s CEO and a disgruntled driver.

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