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Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. more »»

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

February 6, 2016 NEW YORK — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. more »»

Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster... more »»

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

February 6, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value. more »»

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

February 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitte... more »»

Morocco unveils massive solar plant

February 5, 2016 OUARZAZATE, Morocco — Morocco’s King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world’s biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energ. more »»

Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for air bag issue

February 5, 2016 DETROIT — Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, and this one will bring recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwide. more »»

IRS resolves computer problems after outage

February 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns. more »»

Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an... more »»

Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS

February 4, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Sumner Redstone, the ailing 92-year-old media mogul who controls TV and movie powerhouses CBS and Viacom, has stepped down as executive chairman of CBS amid a courtroom battle over his... more »»

US, 11 other countries sign free-trade deal

February 4, 2016 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States have ceremonially signed a free-trade deal. more »»

Congress: Drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

February 3, 2016 Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer,... more »»

January US auto sales fall slightly

February 3, 2016 DETROIT — U.S. auto sales fell slightly in January because of the East Coast snowstorm, but analysts say demand remains strong and buyers will likely head back into dealerships this mont. more »»

Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

February 3, 2016 NEW YORK — No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight. Service messages instead of crotch or fart joke. more »»

Oil industry cutting jobs to offset lower prices

February 3, 2016 Oil companies are cutting investment, slashing jobs and selling off pipelines and other assets as crude prices plunge. more »»

Google parent tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

February 2, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings. Alphabet Inc. earned $4. more »»

Uber drivers in NYC protest company’s cut

February 2, 2016 NEW YORK — Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as drivers rallied at the ride-sharing app’s New York headquarters. more »»

CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

February 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Looks like it’s safe to bite into that burrito. The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. more »»

Airlines restore tiny perks to pacify fliers

February 2, 2016 NEW YORK — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Don’t expect ample legroom or free checked bags. more »»

Super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015

February 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sunday is the first time in six months that the public has learned the names of the biggest donors in presidential politics. more »»

 
 
 

 

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