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KANSAS CITY, Mo | Kansas State hires NDSU’s Klieman to lead football program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead the Bison by current Kansas State … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Kansas State hires NDSU’s Klieman to lead football program

WASHINGTON | Fed: Some US businesses’ debt at highest level in 2 decades

WASHINGTON — American corporations have elevated their debt loads to potentially risky levels, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a report that raised concerns about the financial system 10 years after the 2008 crisis erupted. The Fed’s report was its first assessing the stability of the U.S. financial system. A decade after the financial crisis, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed: Some US businesses’ debt at highest level in 2 decades

WASHINGTON | US average mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year 4.94 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years and dampening home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from last week at 4.94 percent. That’s the highest level for the benchmark rate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US average mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year 4.94 pct.

WASHINGTON | Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections, the government said Friday that U.S. employers added a robust … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October

NEW YORK | Apple drags stocks lower; high-dividend companies also dip

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are slipping Friday as a big loss from Apple drags technology companies lower and an increase in interest rates hurts high-dividend companies. The world’s largest technology company forecast weak revenue and said it will stop disclosing quarterly iPhone sales. Stocks had surged over the previous three days and they’re still on … Continue reading NEW YORK | Apple drags stocks lower; high-dividend companies also dip

NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher after strong jobs report; Apple sinks

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are slipping Friday as a big loss from Apple drags technology companies lower and an increase in interest rates hurts high-dividend companies. The world’s largest technology company forecast weak revenue and said it will stop disclosing quarterly iPhone sales. Stocks had surged over the previous three days and they’re still … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher after strong jobs report; Apple sinks

WASHINGTON  | US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

WASHINGTON  — The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. At the same time, the unemployment rate remained at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent. Friday’s employment report from the government pointed … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009