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US existing home sales fall in August

September 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1. more »»

 
 
 
Investors fret Yahoo’s future, stock dips

September 23, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba. more »»

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

September 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders... more »»

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

September 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to... more »»

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

September 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to... more »»

P&G cancels on-field NFL promotion

September 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing... more »»

Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

September 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.. more »»

Gauge of US economy up 0.2 percent in August

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. more »»

Alibaba’s plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world.

September 19, 2014 NEW YORK — Amazon and eBay should watch their backs. more »»

Ellison becomes Oracle CEO chairman

September 19, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is ending his 37-year reign as CEO of the business software maker that he co-founded and is handing over the job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Cat... more »»

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

September 19, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are... more »»

Home Depot: Malware affected 56M cards

September 19, 2014 The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards. more »»

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpa. more »»

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

September 18, 2014 DALLAS — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season... more »»

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives edge to insiders

September 18, 2014 BEIJING — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record... more »»

US homebuilder confidence soars

September 18, 2014 U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. more »»

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. more »»

Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

September 18, 2014 BURNHAM, Maine — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. more »»

Alibaba risk: China’s rise leaves out investors

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. more »»

N.J. loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

September 17, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year. more »»

Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme. more »»

 
 

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