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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

April 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling... more »»

E-cig industry awaits federal regulation

April 23, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. more »»

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

April 22, 2014 NEW YORK — AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas. more »»

Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

April 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze. more »»

Powdered alcohols approved by mistake

April 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Don’t expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. more »»

Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

April 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions... more »»

Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

April 21, 2014 BEIJING — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. more »»

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

April 20, 2014 DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims,... more »»

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the... more »»

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offe. more »»

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

April 18, 2014 HONG KONG — As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. more »»

Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

April 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. more »»

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

April 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. more »»

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

April 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. more »»

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. more »»

Court upholds EPA emission standards

April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power... more »»

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1. more »»

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

April 15, 2014 NEW YORK — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors. IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. more »»

Finance ministers believe economy stronger but fragile

April 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The world’s top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukrain. more »»



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