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June 22, 2014

Business briefs for June 22, 2014

MedExpress to offer tobacco cessation

MedExpress Urgent Care, 1010 S. Reed Road in Kokomo, is offering tobacco cessation, including counseling, quitting resources, support and medical advice from health care professionals. MedExpress’s Tobacco Cessation Program is available, for the most part, with no out-of-pocket charges for those with some form of health insurance.

MedExpress is open daily with a physician-led, full medical team on site 12 hours a day. No appointment is necessary.

Moving company opens branch

Two Men And A Truck began operating at 2323 N. Elizabeth St. on June 1. The local affiliate of the national moving company is owned by husband and wife Heather and Matt Schiffeneder and Heather’s brother Jake Deitrich, all of Fort Wayne. The owners also have operations in Fort Wayne and Muncie.

Deitrich, who is the general manager, choose Kokomo as a location when given an opportunity to expand the company’s territory.

Two Men And A Truck offers home and corporate moving. To learn more, stop by the facility or call 765-378-6800.

Security Federal appoints loan officer

LOGANSPORT — Bret Henderson has joined Security Federal Savings Bank as the retail loan operations officer. Henderson has 11 years of banking industry experience, holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Indiana University Kokomo.

Henderson and his wife, Heather, recently relocated to Kokomo from Indianapolis. Security Federal Savings Bank has $209 million in assets and operates branches in Logansport, Kokomo, Delphi and Lafayette.

American Family agent recognized

Kokomo American Family Insurance agent Roxanne Kronk recently received American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification for demonstrating a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Kronk has been an American Family agent since August 2009. Her office is located at 423 S. Berkley Road.

A customer satisfaction survey measuring customer’s overall experience helped gain Kronk the honor. Only agencies that perform in the 20 percent of all agencies nationwide, based on the survey, are eligible for the designation.

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  • China McDonald's KFC [Duplicate] Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. Fast food chains in China suspended use of products

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  • IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. But the global len

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  • Wall Street [Duplicate] US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market drifted lower to start the week as more companies lined up to post their quarterly earnings. Mounting tensions between Russia and the West over the downed plane in Ukraine also occupied investors' attention. KEEPING S

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  • Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B NEW YORK (AP) — Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Word of a possible sale began to circulate earlier this year as the West threatened san

    July 21, 2014

  • BIZ - KT072014 - Ford acquisition - secondary pic Howell acquires Kokomo Ford franchise rights A few years ago, the owners of Brad Howell Ford and Kokomo Auto World threw around the possibility of Howell acquiring Kokomo’s Ford franchise rights from the latter, but things didn’t work out. The conversation was rekindled over the holidays during

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  • Wall Street [Duplicate] US stocks trading higher on company earnings Stocks headed for a higher close late Friday afternoon, rebounding on a wave of strong corporate earnings from Google, Honeywell and other big companies. Bank holding company Huntington Bancshares and furniture maker Knoll were among the big gainers.

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  • Indiana jobless rate up slightly to 5.9 percent INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.9 percent in June, marking the state's first increase in almost two years. Figures released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana's jobless mark went up

    July 18, 2014

  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year

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  • General Motors Congress [Duplicate] Senate panel examining role of GM legal department WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel will pose questions to a new set of key players Thursday as it delves deeper into General Motors' delayed recall of millions of small cars. GM CEO Mary Barra will certainly be asked about how she's changing a corporat

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