User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


36° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
Winter Returns To KELOLAND This Weekend. Click here for details. 

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Friday Afternoon Business Brief

July 18, 2014, 2:45 PM

Friday Afternoon Business Brief
NEW YORK -

U.S. financial markets are recovering from yesterday's slump. Stocks are sharply higher in afternoon trading as investors welcome the latest financial results from large U.S. companies. Stocks that are gaining include Google, which reported higher quarterly earnings and revenue after the close yesterday.
 

  • The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 22 states last month and stayed the same in 14, as the nation at large posted a fifth straight month of solid hiring. Unemployment rates rose in 14 states. Meanwhile, employers added jobs in 33 states and cut back in 17. The biggest drop in the unemployment rate occurred in Illinois, where it fell to 7.1 percent from 7.5 percent.
     
  • Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group. The agreement would raise starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year, $9.50 next year and $10 in 2016. The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort. Union members will vote on the proposed contract Aug. 1.
     
  • Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its services to attract more users. The company says the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles. Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial.
     
  • Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and AT&T U-Verse.  The addition of the nation's largest cable provider means the SEC Network will be available in at least 46 million households nationally. The SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games this season.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Website Ranks The 25 Best Jobs For 2015

1/28/2015 5:12 AM

Physician assistants topped the list, which has an average base salary of $111,376.

Full Story
Long John Silver's Building To Become Taco Shop

1/23/2015 4:00 PM

The former Long John Silver's on Minnesota Avenue is going to become a Mexican fast food restaurant.  

Full Story
Refinery Issues Lead To Higher SD Gas Prices

1/27/2015 11:10 AM

For the first time in months, South Dakota's average gas price rose last week.  According to a AAA report, the increase is due to a series of...

Full Story
Proposed Egg Farm Drawing Complaints In Turner County

1/27/2015 7:30 AM

A Sioux Falls-based company hopes to more than double the number of egg-laying hens in South Dakota by opening a large chicken operation near Parker.

Full Story
Five Ways Unmanned Drones Could Affect The American Food Supply

1/25/2015 5:38 PM

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

Full Story


Events