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December 2013 Edition

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NEW YORK (AP) - Frozen concentrate orange juice trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Monday:

Bourbon mixes it up: New styles, flavors, brands

Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles. Will you go for a barrel-aged version? Honey flavored? How about a bourbon that's been aged at sea?

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage.

US Treasury bond market at a glance

Key barometers in the Treasury market late Monday, compared with late Friday. Price changes in the 10-year note and 30-year bond are per $100 invested:

Comcast-Spectacor president Luukko resigns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast-Spectacor said Monday that its president and chief operating officer, Peter Luukko, had resigned from the company after deciding to pursue other entrepreneurial activities.

Gift Guide: Plenty of laptops, even on budgets

NEW YORK (AP) - There's no shortage of laptop computers to pick from this holiday season, even for shoppers on tight budgets. A Chromebook optimized to run Google's Internet services can be bought for as little as $200, while a few hundred dollars more gets you a laptop that's not so dependent on having a continuous online connection.

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In Iowa, Accountable Care Begins To Make A Difference

For years, Phil Bretthauer was one of the most expensive patients at UnityPoint Health in Fort Dodge, a small town in western Iowa. The 70-year-old was frequently in and out of the hospital with heart attacks, COPD and prostate cancer.

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NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said.

NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said.

Hilton sets terms of one of year's biggest IPOs

NEW YORK (AP) - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. said Monday the company plans to sell stock worth an estimated $2.2 billion in its initial public offering, making its return to the public markets one of the year's biggest IPOs.

Comcast-Spectacor president Luukko resigns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast-Spectacor says that its president and chief operating officer, Peter Luukko, has resigned from the company after deciding to pursue other entrepreneurial activities.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Cotton No. 2 Futures on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Monday:

BC-Merc Money

CHICAGO (AP) - Foreign money futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Monday:

BC-Cotton Bale

NEW YORK (AP) - Cotton futures No. 2 closed $3.25 to $4.35 a bale lower Monday.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Truck and rail bids for grain delivered to Chicago. Quotations from the USDA represent bids from terminal elevators, processors, mills and merchandisers after 1:30 p.m. Central time.

Brazil decides against opening to foreign carriers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year's World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday:

Bank of America to pay Freddie Mac $404 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. on Monday said it will pay Freddie Mac $404 million to settle remaining claims over soured home loans the bank sold to the mortgage giant, marking the bank's latest attempt to put its mortgage woes behind it.

Brazil signs agreement with oil consortium

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil has signed an agreement with a consortium of five oil companies to develop a huge offshore field under the so-called production-sharing regime that gives the federal, state and municipal governments a 75 percent stake of the oil extracted.

Romania president won't sign IMF memorandum

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romanian President Traian Basescu says he won't sign a letter of intent and International Monetary Fund memorandum to protest a government decision to hike fuel prices.

Holiday shoppers out in force over the weekend

More than 141 million people shopped over the four-day holiday weekend, 2 million more than last year, but on average they spent less than in 2012, according to a consumer survey released Sunday by the National Retail Federation.

Trial delayed in Ala suit over 2009 piracy case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge delayed the trial set for Monday in a lawsuit crew members filed against two shipping companies after pirates seized a U.S. cargo ship off the coast of Somalia in 2009, an attack portrayed in the recent movie "Captain Phillips."

Cognizant planning to add 10,000 jobs over 3 years

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A major information technology outsourcing company announced Monday it is moving its U.S. operations hub from New Jersey to Texas and expects to add 10,000 jobs nationwide over the next three years.

Trial delayed in Ala suit over 2009 piracy case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge delayed the trial set for Monday in lawsuit crew members filed against two shipping companies after pirates seized a U.S. cargo ship off the coast of Somalia in 2009, an attack portrayed in the recent movie "Captain Phillips."

Meigs County Health Department to resume Friday hours

POMEROY - The furlough of tax levy funded health department staff at the Meigs County Health Department ended on Dec. 1 with sufficient fiscal resources presently available for agency operation. Full services - including vital statistics, nursing and environmental health - are available again on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beebe Road culvert replacement

STEWART - The Athens County Engineer's Office will be closing County Road 109 (Beebe) in Rome Twp. on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for culvert replacement, weather permitting. The road will be closed between Rome Twp. Road 532 (Frost) and the Washington County line. Please avoid this area.

Brimstone Road culvert replacement

COOLVILLE - The Athens County Engineer's Office will be closing County Road 56 (Brimstone) in Troy Twp. on Wednesday, from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for culvert replacement, weather permitting. The road will be closed between Route 50 and County Road 64 (Mountain Belle). Please avoid this area.

ND launching website to notify public of spills

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field.

Volvo to test self-driving cars

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish-based Volvo Car Group has joined the race to develop self-driving cars, saying it plans to build 100 such vehicles in a pilot project.

Many Consumers Report Improvements With Healthcare.gov

Vickie Fleisher-Gann had been trying since Oct. 1 to complete her Obamacare application so she could start shopping for insurance on healthcare.gov, but she kept getting stopped by error messages. With her policy expiring at the end of the year, she feared time was running out.

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NEW YORK (AP) - (USDA) Cheese unchanged; eggs unchanged.

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French court orders trial for EADS, Daimler execs

PARIS (AP) - A French court on Monday ordered a trial for carmaker Daimler AG and industrial conglomerate Lagardere SCA as well as executives for Airbus parent EADS in an insider trading investigation dating back to 2006.

Chesapeake production, profits both on the rise

As Gulfport works primarily in Ohio's Utica Shale, Chesapeake Energy continues fracking away in both the Buckeye State, as well as in West Virginia's Marcellus Shale. Profits and production are both up for the Oklahoma City-based driller that has reduced its work force over the past few months. Chesapeake reported adjusted earnings of $1.325 billion, a 29 percent increase compared to the same period last year, while the company continues growing oil production.

Forest Labs to cut jobs in $500M restructuring

NEW YORK (AP) - Forest Laboratories says it plans to cut jobs as part of a plan to trim $500 million in costs over the next two years, and will buy back at least $400 million in company stock to boost shareholder returns.

NTSB: 2nd data recorder found in derailed NY train

NEW YORK (AP) - Two data recorders retrieved from the commuter train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve, killing four people and injuring dozens, may provide information on the speed of the train, how the brakes were applied and the throttle setting, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.

Federal jury to hear case against ex-BP engineer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Federal jury to hear case against ex-BP engineer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Ohio livestock prices

The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Friday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service: Unavailable.

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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Stocks mixed in morning trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were mixed in early trading as investors weighed encouraging news about the economy against weaker holiday shopping sales.

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