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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Despite growing optimism consumers still cautious

Irish consumers are generally optimistic about their prospects but remain cautious, according to the broad conclusion of a study of people's shopping habits carried out for Retail Ireland. Four out of every ten consumers have delayed purchasing "big ticket items" like cars and furniture over the last two years, but over a quarter are likely to make such a purchase in the next year, according to the research conducted by Millward Brown.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Suffolk wetlands dispute bogs down warehouse plan

The Army Corps of Engineers has declared that major portions of this property in Suffolk are entitled to federal protection as wetlands. Scott Camp, a residential real estate developer in the Richmond area who bought the property from International Paper in 2008, insists the property is not wetlands.

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Related Topix: Housing, International Paper, Paper

Seeking Alpha

Is Baker Hughes A Long-Term Buy?

Baker Hughes acquired Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business, which will give it a foothold in the upstream, midstream, and downstream segments. The company is poised to win the biggest contract in Petroleo Brasileiro SA's $1.5 billion to $2 billion offshore drilling program.

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Related Topix: Baker Hughes, Oil & Gas, Energy, Weatherford International, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras, West Fraser Timber Co

The Motley Fool

How to Invest in Stocks Like Billionaire Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time so it is worthwhile to figure out how to invest in stocks like he does. Thankfully, Warren has spent his life giving away his wisdom on investing for free to all who would listen.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 3:47 PM5,000 Palestinian Workers approved by the Socioeconomic Cabinet

Minister Ariel said regarding the decision, "We require 5,000 Palestinian workers in the construction industry to increase the supply of housing. Contractors desperately need the help and it is our obligation to provide it for the benefit of the general public."

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Erie Times News

Gas tax fuels road work

The state's tax on wholesale gasoline sales increased 9.5 cents per gallon on Jan. 1. The wholesale tax on diesel fuel increased 13 cents per gallon. The increases were authorized by the 2013 transportation bill, known as Act 89, to pump an additional $946 million into the state's aging transportation infrastructure in 2014.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, Union City, PA, Mill Village, PA, Erie County, PA

The Motley Fool

Why Warren Buffett Supports This Controversial Energy Policy

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has ended up before the Nebraska Supreme Court, where the seven-person body will address an earlier decision by a lower court that allows the governor to approve the project instead of the Public Service Commission. ) at a cost of $5.3 billion, would transport 830,000 barrels/day from Alberta to refineries in the Midwest and the Gulf Coast.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Nebraska, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Business Journal

Roger Baele

URS Corp. has hired Roger Baele as vice president/office manager for its Arizona and New Mexico operations. Baele has more than 30 years of operations and project management experience for engineering consultants with focus on water resources, transportation, solar energy, and land development.

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Related Topix: URS Corporation, Architecture, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

National Review Online

Gibbs: Vasily Grossman's Forgotten Legacy

An eyewitness to the brutality and suffering of the Battle of Stalingrad, Grossman would, as the Red Army pushed westward, eventually step through the gates of and record what is perhaps the first, and is considered by many to be the most vivid, description of the atrocities that were the Nazi extermination camps. He set down his observations and thoughts in , an essay that would be disseminated at the Nuremberg Trials as prosecutorial evidence.

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Related Topix: Retail, Grossman's, Journalism, Arts, Literature

The Washington Post

BNSF Told to Make Century-Old Seattle Tunnel Safer for Oil Cars

BNSF Railway Co., the largest unit at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., should improve fire-and-disaster preparedness as it ships more oil through a century-old tunnel in Seattle, emergency officials said. In an eight-page report released yesterday, Seattle's Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management called on the railroad to install communications, ventilation and fire-and- vapor suppression systems in the King Street Tunnel that runs underneath downtown.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Train Disaster, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Fire

The Columbian

Morning Press: Oil terminal, 9/11 remembrances, Nordstrom

This aerial photograph looks east at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5, part of the port's $275 million rail infrastructure investment and the site of a proposed $110 million oil transfer facility. This aerial photograph looks east at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5, part of the port's $275 million rail infrastructure investment and the site of a proposed $110 million oil transfer facility.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Tesoro, Terrorism

RTE.ie

China's industrial production slows to 6.9%

Growth in China's industrial production, which measures output at factories, workshops and mines in the world's second-largest economy, slowed sharply to 6.9% year-on-year in August. Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer spending, rose 11.9% in the same month on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

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The Washington Post

U.S. Stocks Decline on Fed Speculation After Retail Sales Climb

U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index its first weekly drop in more than a month, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than estimated after retail sales climbed at the fastest pace in four months. Energy shares in the S&P 500 fell 1.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 3.7 percent.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Manufacturing, Insurance, Caterpillar, Startups, Yahoo!, Financial Services, Alliance Data Systems, Computers, New York, Science / Technology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Plans for site of closing paper mill are uncertain

A year after International Paper announced that it would close a north Alabama mill because of declining demand, there's much uncertainty about the site's future. The Decatur Daily reports that some see the 2,200 acres as key to Lawrence County's industrial and economic future.

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Related Topix: Paper, International Paper, Lawrence County, AL

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