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Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

October 24, 2014 DETROIT — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. more »»

 
 
 
A blue Christmas for Amazon?

October 24, 2014 NEW YORK — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world’s largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. more »»

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

October 24, 2014 DALLAS — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall to. more »»

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles

October 24, 2014 DETROIT — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South Americ. more »»

Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited

October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancin. more »»

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

October 23, 2014 DETROIT — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. more »»

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1. more »»

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 pct

October 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. more »»

Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

October 23, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. more »»

FedEx, UPS plan for a better holiday season

October 23, 2014 DALLAS — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago. more »»

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

October 22, 2014 BEIJING — China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7. more »»

Yahoo's 3Q earnings up on Alibaba windfall

October 22, 2014 SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. more »»

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

October 22, 2014 MOSCOW — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet... more »»

Stud: Drugs still in recalled supplements

October 22, 2014 CHICAGO — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even after recalls, a study found. more »»

Not so fast cordcutters—cable’s not going anywhere

October 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. more »»

IBM 3Q disappoints investors

October 21, 2014 NEW YORK — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud... more »»

Airlines raise fares on domestic flights

October 21, 2014 DALLAS — U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. Delta Air Lines raised fares on many U.S. more »»

Oil found in Paraguay; gov’t cautious

October 21, 2014 ASUNCION, Paraguay — A British energy company said on Monday that it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay’s Chaco Basin, though the government said it’s too soon to tell if the find is... more »»

India fuel reform puts diesel under market control

October 20, 2014 NEW DELHI — India freed diesel prices from government control Sunday while raising natural gas tariffs in the biggest-yet reform by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, as it aims to boost the... more »»

A gift for mortgage refinancers?

October 20, 2014 A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a... more »»

Europe’s top powers deadlocked as economy sinks

October 19, 2014 FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don’t see eye to eye about what to do. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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