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Business Features | May 23, 2016
Bayer aims to grow with Monsanto
BERLIN — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto.

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Business Features | May 21, 2016
GM to compensate for overstated SUV mileage
DETROIT — People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be compensated, GM said Friday.

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Business Features | May 21, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
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Malls try new ideas to draw shoppers back
CONCORD, N.H. — With nearly 20 vacant stores and a food court that has been reduced to a lone Dunkin' Donuts, the Steeplegate Mall is in desperate need of a makeover.

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Business Features | May 21, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Cereal-makers attempt to woo millennials
MINNEAPOLIS — Ashley Peters grew up eating breakfast cereal — from Cheerios to Cap'n Crunch — and now at age 30 she's part of the coveted millennial demographic. But these days, Peters usually reaches for a granola bar at breakfast.

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Business Features | May 21, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Grove City names its professor of the year
GROVE CITY — A chemistry professor and Grove City College alumnus is the professor of the year at the college.

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Business Features | May 20, 2016
Kaufman House gets new grant
ZELIENOPLE — The renovation of the Kaufman House has received more financial help with a second grant for the multi-million-dollar project that will reopen the building.

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Business Features | May 20, 2016
Recall of frozen food on a mammoth scale
DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.

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Business Features | May 20, 2016
States target e-cigs for tax
WASHINGTON — To the average user, everything about e-cigarettes and vaping devices — the look, the smell, the taste, the satisfaction — feels as good or better than the traditional match-lit version. But to cash-craving states, there’s one important thing missing: taxes.

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Business Features | May 19, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Steamfitters school on the way
JACKSON TWP — The new Steamfitters trade school being build in the township is scheduled for a January 2017 opening.

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Business Features | May 19, 2016
Saving levels low
NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released today, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans’ financial conditions remains precarious as ever.

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Business Features | May 18, 2016
Pension measure gets OK
HARRISBURG — A Republican plan to help address Pennsylvania’s massive pension debt moved out of a legislative committee on Tuesday, putting a divisive and expensive problem on the table as budget talks are about to pick up steam.

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Business Features | May 18, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Report: Engineer distracted
WASHINGTON — Victims of last year’s deadly Amtrak derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.

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Business Features | May 18, 2016
Americans upbeat about own finances
WASHINGTON — Americans are of two minds about the economy in the midst of an election race that largely hinges on the issue. They are strikingly pessimistic about the national economy yet comparatively upbeat about their own financial circumstances.

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Business Features | May 17, 2016
3 are award finalists
PITTSBURGH — Three Butler County business people have been named finalists for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region.

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Business Features | May 17, 2016
Kaufman House renovation bids delayed
ZELIENOPLE — Bids for the renovation of the Kaufman House have been delayed about a week.

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Business Features | May 17, 2016
Man accused of felony insurance fraud after crash
Buying auto insurance is something you should do before you have an accident, not after.

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Business Features | May 17, 2016
Supervisors give water tank their OK
PENN TWP — The township supervisors Monday approved the installation of a 26,000-barrel water tank at the Mountain Gathering site on Hicks Road.

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Business Features | May 17, 2016
Teachers vote to extend deal
PITTSBURGH — The union representing Pittsburgh public school teachers and other employees says members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify extensions to the contracts with the Pittsburgh School District through June 2017.

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