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Black Friday store sales fall as more bouught online

November 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11. more »»

Weather, flights aid post Thanksgiving travel efforts

November 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth... more »»

Billions promised to boost clean energy tech

November 30, 2015 PARIS — Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions o... more »»

How Black Friday played out around the country

November 28, 2015 NEW YORK — Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn’t always what people expect. In Colorado, for instance, marijuana stores got into the act. more »»

Swiss court convicts ex-HSBC employee for leaking bank data

November 28, 2015 GENEVA — A Swiss court has convicted in absentia a former employee with international bank HSBC for economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in prison. more »»

3 Chinese brokerages now under investigation

November 28, 2015 BEIJING — Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge. Shares in Citic Securities Ltd. and Guosen Securities Ltd. more »»

Jack White's opens record store in Detroit

November 28, 2015 DETROIT — Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City. more »»

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

November 27, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects. more »»

Source: Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong’s SCMP newspaper

November 27, 2015 HONG KONG — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong’s leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said... more »»

Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses

November 27, 2015 BANGKOK — Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged... more »»

Projects stall after feds allow ocean fish farming

November 27, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters. more »»

Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets. more »»

Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

November 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. more »»

Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades

November 26, 2015 SEATTLE — Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project... more »»

Why government and tech can’t agree about encryption

November 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. more »»

Middle class optimism buoys US consumer sentiment

November 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers’ outlook. more »»

US new-home sales rebound in October

November 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders. more »»

New federal catfish inspection rule finalized

November 26, 2015 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Catfish and other ray-finned fish species will undergo a new inspection process starting in March. The U.. more »»

US consumer confidence falls in November

November 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market. A business research group said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 90. more »»

Thanksgiving travel 2015: Cheap gas, fears of terrorism

November 25, 2015 LOS ANGELES — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46. more »»

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

November 25, 2015 NEW YORK — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. more »»



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