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Business Features | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Pick for health secretary faces pointed questions
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its first priority, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch into a Medicare overhaul.

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Business Features | January 19, 2017
Target reports sluggish sales
NEW YORK — Target cut its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after sluggish holiday traffic in its stores and weak sales in key areas like electronics and food offset a surging online business.

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Business Features | January 18, 2017
GM to invest $1B in U.S.
DETROIT — General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.

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Business Features | January 18, 2017
Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 jobs
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

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Business Features | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Airlines increase on-time arrivals
The chances that your flight will be on time and won’t get canceled appear to be looking up.

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Business Features | January 14, 2017
FedEx dropoff, pickup coming to Walgreens
CHICAGO — By the end of next year, most Walgreens customers will be able to pick up prescriptions and packages in a single stop.

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Business Features | January 14, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Auto execs react to Trump tariff threat
DETROIT — President-elect Donald Trump — and his prolific Twitter finger — is the talk of this year’s North American International Auto Show.

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Business Features | January 14, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
AMERICAN FAULT LINE
High school-only graduates left behind post recession
WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.

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Business Features | January 14, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Helping Meals on Wheels
The Butler County Association of Realtors recently attended the Butler Meals on Wheels year-end directors’ meeting to present them with a check of $4,000. The association raised the money at its Oct. 7 “Realtor Night at the Races” Community Fundraiser held at Tanglewood.

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Business Features | January 13, 2017
Fed Chair Yellen promotes study of economics
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says that the study of economics not only can help students manage their personal finances but also provide them with the skills for analytical and critical thinking needed for success later in life.

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Business Features | January 13, 2017
Health details prove vague
WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama’s health care law and begins to supplant it with their own vision of how the nation’s $3 trillion-a-year medical system should work.

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