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Business Features | October 18, 2014
Starbucks’ baristas will get pay increase
Starbucks says it will raise its baristas’ pay — and allow visible tattoos to boot — as it seeks to retain talent and address hardship among its legions of staffers.

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Business Features | October 18, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Will Apple Pay be next iRevolution?
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week’s launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

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Business Features | October 18, 2014
Hedge fund pushes for changes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A hedge fund on Friday said it was nominating seven directors to Family Dollar’s board in an effort to ensure the retailer does “everything in its power” to give rival Dollar General a chance to buy the company.

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Business Features | October 18, 2014
Oberg helps create apprenticeship for high schoolers
FREEPORT — Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of precision metal components, is embarking on a new partnership to connect high school students to industry training that mirrors the apprenticeship experience.

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Business Features | October 16, 2014
Apple event set for today
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is expected to unveil new iPads at an event today, as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers. Apple may also announce a new Mac operating system and possibly new Mac computers.

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Business Features | October 15, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
JC Penney’s new CEO faces big challenges; store’s sales improve
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney’s newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The troubled chain is showing signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but still hasn’t figured out how to get shoppers back into its department stores.

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