Metro-East News

July 16, 2014

Daily business briefing: Apple, IBM partnering to create mobile applications

Apple and IBM have partnered to work together on about 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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According to Census figures, the share of people under 35 years old who own homes is the same as it was for 1997. The share of 18- to 34-year-olds who are married is 30 percent, down from 47 percent in 1983, and just 29 percent of them live with children, compared to 39 percent three decades ago. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Rising gasoline costs pushed up the prices U.S. companies receive for their goods. That cost rose 0.4 percent last month, which followed a 0.2 percent decrease in May. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Locally grown foods have become big business. Over the past five years, these food suppliers have been supplying hospitals, schools, restaurant chains and grocery stores as consumer demand grows. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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