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  • Deutsche Telekom charged by SEC in bribery case

    (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom AG, a Hungarian unit and three former executives were charged by a U.S. regulator in a corruption case involving bribery of government officials in Macedonia and Montenegro. The Securities and Exchange …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Volkswagen employees inspect an 2012 Passat in the assembly finish department in Chattanooga Tennessee, December 1, 2011.

    (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union is staking its future on the kind of struggle it hasn’t waged since the 1930s: a massive drive to organize hostile factories. This time, the target is foreign …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing

    (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but the underlying trend continued to point to improving labor market conditions as the factory sector in the Midwest held firm in December. The growth …

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    29 Dec 11
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    The City of Hutchinson will be recycling REAL Christmas trees January 2-13, 2012 REAL Christmas trees can be taken to the nearest designated park location (see below). There will be no residential curb side pickup offered …

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    29 Dec 11
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    The Cokato Historical Society invites the public to its 12th Annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 8th, 1:00 – 4:0 p.m., in the Centennial Room of the library/museum in downtown Cokato. At the …

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    29 Dec 11
  • cans

    WILLMAR — A 32-year-old Grove City man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail and ordered to pay back the $47,184 he swindled from the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center. The West Central Tribune reports …

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    29 Dec 11
  • A screen grab shows the access to Netflix online as displayed on a television screen in Encinitas

    (Reuters) – Netflix Inc and Gap Inc were among the worst performers in customer satisfaction among the largest online retailers this holiday season, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Overstock.com Inc came last out …

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    28 Dec 11
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    Italy’s short-term debt costs halved at auction Wednesday as a new package of budget austerity and an injection of cheap long-term money from the European Central Bank won Rome some respite in thin year-end markets.

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    28 Dec 11