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Netflix price increases seen boosting global expansion

posted: 04/22/2014 12:47 p.m. Comment 1

Netflix Inc.'s planned price increases will allow the video streaming company to increase spending on original content that will help attract more customers globally, analysts said, as many of them raised their price targets on the stock.

SEC’s eye on brokers’ stock routing

posted: 04/22/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is studying new rules that would require brokers to tell investors exactly where they sent a stock order to be filled, to address complaints that the decisions sometimes aren’t in clients’ best interests.

19 banks put liens on stock, suit says

posted: 04/22/2014 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

At least 19 banks loaned money to former Arvest Bank executive H. Dennis Smiley Jr. based on the same collateral, according to a lawsuit. There’s a safety net designed to prevent that from happening, but the banks apparently didn’t take advantage of it, sources said.

LR military-surplus store reloads

posted: 04/22/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Bennett’s Military Supplies has relocated, reopened and revamped a bit.

Transparent fare act clouds price picture, consumer groups say

posted: 04/22/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Airlines have found new allies in their fight against a requirement that they include U.S. taxes and fees in their advertised fares: every member of a congressional panel overseeing the agency that created the rule.

Economy rebounds for 3rd month

posted: 04/22/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — A measure of the U.S. economy’s health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy’s pace to slow.

Tesla to build cars in China in 3 to 4 years, its CEO says

posted: 04/22/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who’s preparing to begin deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in China, said he expects to be making cars in the country in the next three to four years.

NEWS IN BRIEF

posted: 04/22/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber’s 1Q net income tumbles El Dorado-based Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.9 million, or 39 cents a share, down 27.9 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Business news in brief

posted: 04/22/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “All five commissioners are very focused on these issues and are committed to making sure the market is fair and efficient and promoting capital formation.” Kara Stein, an SEC commissioner

MARKET REPORT: Stock streak hits 5 days of gains

posted: 04/22/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.

USDA creates rural-investment program

posted: 04/22/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday announced a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small, agriculture-related start-up businesses in rural areas expand.

Gauge of U.S. economy up for 3rd straight month

posted: 04/21/2014 11:11 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.

DNA screening speeds superseed creation

posted: 04/21/2014 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

WOODLAND, Calif. — Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white protective suit, wipes his feet on a mat of disinfectant and enters a greenhouse to survey 80,000 seedlings.

Supreme Court hears challenge to streamed TV

posted: 04/21/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

From the moment billionaire media mogul Barry Diller joined the board of Aereo Inc. in 2012, he had a date with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cash-poor nonprofits get websites

posted: 04/21/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

As volunteers and others affiliated with Tri Cycle Farms labored to complete a project on a picture-perfect spring Saturday, organization founder Don Bennett found himself sitting behind a computer more than 30 miles away from the action.

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