Ford shareholders reject stock proposal Ford Motor Co. shareholders are again rejecting a proposal to dilute the Ford family's control over the company. At its annual meeting in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Ford said 67 percent of shareholders voted against the proposal to make each Ford share worth one vote. More
For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept. Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New fruit trees and shrubs have been planted, and mowing crews are beginning to make the rounds to keep the green spaces tidy. More
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
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Ukraine tensions muddle U.S. stocks NEW YORK – One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed, and the other closed lower. 03/7/2014 - 6:20 pm | View Link
US stocks muddled as Ukraine tensions fester One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged ... 03/7/2014 - 5:13 pm | View Link
Stocks drift lower as Ukraine tensions fester One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. 03/7/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
Stocks are mixed as tensions build in Ukraine, offsetting pickup in hiring last month NEW YORK — One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed and the other closed lower. 03/7/2014 - 9:32 am | View Link
Stocks mixed as Ukraine tensions fester Investors focused on the tensions in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea was preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia. It was enough of a reason to sell into the weekend and to offset optimism over a pickup in hiring by U.S. employers last month. 03/7/2014 - 1:01 am | View Link
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Image Credit: Simon Q/FlickrAdvertisements rule in the media business. You see them on blogs, streaming-music applications, video sites. Paywalls — not so popular. In charging fees, paywall-enabled sites turn away people who refuse to reach for their wallets and thereby miss out on reach and brand awareness. Which is why it’s interesting to see a startup called OwnZones Media Network pick up $5.9 million in new funding.
Ron Paul detailed his thoughts on Bitcoin in one of two posts he wrote on the question-and-answer site Quora Wednesday. While the former Republican presidential candidate and congressman expressed support for the cryptocurrency, he also said it is not "true money." "Though I don’t personally believe that Bitcoin is true money, it should be perfectly legal and there should be no restrictions on it, there should be no taxes on it," Paul wrote.
Home sales in the Sacramento region were stuck in an odd rut in March, traditionally the start of the spring homebuying season. Even though prices rebounded to healthy levels not seen since before last decade’s housing boom and bust, the supply of homes on the market remained anemic.
Houses like this model home in Rocklin, shown in August, have become a hot commodity as the prices in the Sacramento region have returned to 2003-04 levels but the inventory of homes in March was the lowest since 2008.
What is your hometown? Dean: Wausau, Wisc. Stuart: Wichita.
Education? Dean: High school. Stuart: Bachelor’s in business and marketing, Kansas State University.
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Family? Dean: Wife, Mindy. Sons Trevor & Devin Tullis and Nate Brewer (stepson). Stuart: Wife, Tracy. Children: Eric, Emily, Erin & Elleigh.
What was your first job?
In 1989, within six months of meeting each other, Voice Products President Dean Tullis and Vice President and CFO Stuart Peters went into business together, initially providing simple dictation and speech recognition software.
Voice Products now offers a wide range of products to a number of industries, including health care, legal and law enforcement, and it provides technology for Enhanced 9-1-1 emergency services.
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