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58 min ago | Paradise Post

SPI urges caution to forest users due to fire danger

In a press release on Tuesday, Sierra Pacific Industries urged those who used the forest to caution due to the high fire danger in California's forests SPI noted that the "extremely dry and windy conditions" and that September 20 is the opening of hunting season in California. "We urge all those who plan to hunt on company lands to be cautious and comply with SPI's recreational use policy which prohibits camping or fires ."

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Related Topix: Sierra Pacific Industries, Abilene, TX

1 hr ago | Journal of Commerce

OPP investigate shooting of former construction industry executive

The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit is investigating the shooting of a former construction industry executive which occurred near Clinton, Ontario. "Investigation has determined that the victim and a female were riding horses in the area when an unknown male approached them and shot the victim," said the OPP in a press release."

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Related Topix: Canada,

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Lennar shares rise as earnings beat expectations

Lennar Corp.'s rising profits led to a boost in its stock price on Wednesday. The Miami-based homebuilder posted net income of $177.8 million, or 78 cents per share, in the fiscal third quarter ended Aug. 31. That beat the consensus analyst estimate of 67 cents a share.

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Related Topix: Lennar

8 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Neovia Logistics opens facility near port

Neovia Logistics, a global, industrial logistics company based in Irving, Texas, cut the ribbon in Savannah Monday for a new container cross dock operation for Caterpillar Inc. as part of Caterpillar's global hub-and-spoke network. The 170,000-square-foot operation, located off Dean Forest Road, is less than two miles from the Port of Savannah and will handle containerized parts coming in for the new Caterpillar manufacturing plant just outside of Athens, as well as exporting Caterpillar parts to other countries.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Insurance, Caterpillar, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

12 hrs ago | Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Apogee provides distinctive solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and... )--A.M. Best has assigned debt ratings of "aa" to the newly issued surplus notes of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America . The sur... )--Adobe today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Apogee Enterprises, Industrial Machines, Glass, Restaurant Management, Sonic

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Reuters

USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year. Vilsack said on Tuesday that Buffett, who heads the sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, recognized the challenge and indicated his company was taking steps.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services

Forbes.com

Malls of America: Death Rumors Greatly Exaggerated

I have been deeply and happily immersed in marketing strategy, consumer research, advertising and integrated consumer communications for nearly two decades. Despite the potential fame and veneration of alternate career paths, working for and with companies like Kellogg's, Kraft, Quaker, Clorox, Miller Brewing, Pillsbury, Genentech, Pioneer Electronics and The Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, has proved intellectually challenging and richly rewarding.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, The Colony, TX

Monterey County Herald

FARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia

Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest. National Police Gen.

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Related Topix: Cordoba, Stamford, CT

Canada NewsWire

CAWIC Calls on Construction Industry to Promote Women's Advancement

CAWIC continues to call on the industry to join forces with CAWIC to address the shortage of skilled trades in through Status of Women Canada, CAWIC is undertaking a three-year project to conduct research and develop, with industry employers and female participants, a targeted and detailed action plan to increase women's entry, retention and advancement into leadership roles within the construction industry. CAWIC is actively seeking employer partners to share its vision to break down existing barriers for women in the industry and to develop an action plan that makes economic sense for both the employer and the employee.

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Seeking Alpha

MDC Holdings Will Benefit From The Continued Housing Recovery

The company has reported increased revenues and earnings on the back of the housing rebound that began in 2012 and has continued despite naysayers. Increases in both price and volume of sales has been a boon to homebuilder margins and profits, but for the most part their stock prices have not kept up.

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Related Topix: MDC Holdings, Immigration Reform, Housing, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Lessiter Publications

Farm Equipment E-Watch

If you have any doubt about dealers' value to their manufacturers, you should know that the independent research firm Morningstar rates the quality of dealer networks as one of three major characteristics that sets heavy equipment manufacturers apart from each other. Morningstar uses the term "economic moat" to describe a firm's sustainable competitive advantage, or how likely a company is to keep competitors at bay for an extended period.

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Related Topix: John Deere , Manufacturing, Industrial Machines

FarmingUK

New marketing manager at John Deere

Chris Wiltshire has been appointed the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere , from 1st October 2014. Chris replaces Gordon Day, who has elected to retire at the end of September after 31 years' distinguished service with the company.

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Related Topix: John Deere , Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Marketing, Agriculture, Science

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: Nevada Gets Musked

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the other day described Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk as a "genius." Maybe he was alluding to the Tesla CEO's cunning ploy to mine subsidies from Nevada taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

What's Goin' On

To place an event in the "What's Goin' On" section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South .

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Harlan County, KY, Harlan, KY, Loyall, KY, Retail, Tractor Supply, Whitesburg, KY

The Arizona Republic

Owner of closed Ahwatukee golf course faces $1.6 million tax bill

The owner of the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course owes $1.6 million in back property taxes because he closed the course last year, according to the Maricopa County Assessors Office. Owner of closed Ahwatukee golf course faces $1.6 million tax bill The owner of the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course owes $1.6 million in back property taxes because he closed the course last year, according to the Maricopa County Assessors Office.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Pulte

BetaNews

Apple proves that moats are for dummies

As we all know, Apple last week announced two new iPhones, a payment service , and a line of Apple Watches that require iPhones to work. There's not much I can say about these products that you can't read somewhere else.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

This is The West Country

Celebrity gardener Chris Bradshaw opens Taunton homes

CELEBRITY gardener Chris Beardshaw joined the opening of the McCarthy & Stone retirement homes development at Ellisfields Court, on Mount Street, Taunton .

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Related Topix: McCarthy and Stone

The Age

Asbestos victims slam James Hardie

A prominent asbestos victims group has slammed James Hardie Industries as being "morally bankrupt" after the company's asbestos compensation fund moved to pay out in instalments to cover a funding shortfall. The Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund receives up to 35 per cent of James Hardie's operating cash flow every year, but the fund said on Monday it was heading for a cash shortfall of $184 million in 2017.

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Related Topix: James Hardie Industries NV, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Health, Mesothelioma

Insider Monkey

Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP)'s Carl Icahn & Pershing Square's Bill...

Whenever Icahn Enterprises LP founder, Carl Icahn , speaks about his investments and investment style, there are things one can learn, which are rarely found in investment books. At CNBC 's Delivering Alpha event this year, Icahn not only explained what being an activist investor means, but also how investors like him help the retail investors.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, American Real Estate Partners lp

Rugby Advertiser

Fire at Cemex tower in Rugby

Crews from Rugby needed help from additional fire engines to assist with dealing with the incident, plus an aerial appliance. This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice.

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Related Topix: CX

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