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China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. more »»

Texas wants its gold inside its borders

July 5, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. more »»

Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

July 5, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. more »»

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. more »»

Let’s make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

July 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $. more »»

Greek campaigns reach dramatic finale

July 4, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that... more »»

Maine lawmaker will try again for scallop harvesting limit

July 4, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state’s popular, meaty scallops. more »»

Aetna to buy Humana for about $35 billion

July 4, 2015 Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. more »»

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

July 4, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office... more »»

Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided

July 3, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn’t decided how to vote in Sunday’s referendum on a bailout deal for Greece’s troubled economy. more »»

US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of . more »»

Puerto Rico governor: Creditors should help solve crisis

July 3, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor said Thursday that creditors are responsible for helping the U.S. more »»

FDA OKs drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis. But it will come at a steep price — more than $250,000 for a year's treatment. more »»

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

July 2, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. more »»

US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. more »»

Robot kills man at VW plant in Germany

July 2, 2015 BERLIN — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. more »»

Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

July 1, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to th... more »»

Economists: Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

July 1, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. more »»

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chair

July 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Phil Knight, a middle-distance runner who partnered with his track coach at Oregon to launch a footwear and apparel company that made the Nike swoosh one of the most recognizable logos in... more »»



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