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Ford promises bounce back year

Ford Motor reported a sharp drop in profits at the end of last year but predicted better times are ahead in 2015..

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Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans.

At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that's up just 2...

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Samsung needs to reinvent itself (again)

Another quarter, another set of disappointing results for Samsung. This time, net profit fell 27% from the previous year as intense competition continued to eat away at the company's smartphone business.

The fourth quarter results are troubling, but n...

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Millions to owe Affordable Care Act tax penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

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Edelmann Technology bringing new white-collar jobs to Franklin County

Five to 10 new jobs are coming to Franklin County, according to a Wednesday announcement.

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RTI International Metals hosting job fair Thursday in Martinsville

RTI International Metals will host a job fair Thursday in Martinsville.

Mill Mountain Zoo hires new executive director

Mill Mountain Zoo has hired a new executive director.

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Fed stays 'patient,' but rate hikes are coming

The Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" and not rush to boost interest rates. But the writing is on the wall. Rate hikes are coming sooner rather than later.

The central bank sounds very upbeat about the U.S. economy. It cited evidence that ...

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Ryan Blaney to run extended schedule for Wood Brothers Racing in 2015

Ryan Blaney will compete in 18 Sprint Cup races this season for the Wood Brothers. He replaces Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of the No. 21 car.

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Relocation of Norfolk Southern employees could affect Roanoke Valley's real estate market

WDBJ 7 is still waiting to find out more details about the relocation package for the 500 Norfolk Southern employees whose jobs are being moved out of Roanoke. The railroad's decision to close its downtown office will have a trickle-down effect on other businesses in the Roanoke Valley.

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