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Low oil prices unlikely to hurt railroads much

January 3, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — The stunning collapse in oil prices over the past several months won't derail the railroads' profit engine even if it does slow the growth in crude shipments seen in recent years. more »»

Troubled EU hoping the only way is up in 2015

January 2, 2015 BRUSSELS — Beset by critics and buffeted by economic woes, European Union chiefs might have been forgiven for thinking that at least Pope Francis would apply some balm for the New Year in his addres... more »»

GM recalls 92K trucks, SUVs for ignition lock defect

January 2, 2015 DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions. more »»

AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more. more »»

States work to meet new, higher renewable energy standards

January 2, 2015 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than five dozen giant turbines erected on a remote mesa in western New Mexico began churning out power for the state’s largest electric provider on New Year’s Day. more »»

Bull market for stocks keeps on going in 2014

January 1, 2015 Stocks delivered again in 2014. Even after a poor start in January and wobbles in October and December, the U.S. market climbed 11.4 percent and ended the year close to record levels. more »»

Applications for US jobless aid rise, but growth looks solid

January 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue. more »»

Taj Mahal: ‘We’re staying open!’

January 1, 2015 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Most of Atlantic City's casinos heralded the new year by announcing entertainment acts that would perform as the clock struck midnight. more »»

Clause expires, may help settle Argentine debt

January 1, 2015 BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine government and a holdout group of bond creditors led by billionaire Paul Singer will soon have a chance to renegotiate a longstanding debt dispute that U.S. more »»

Guam creates tax incentives for hotels

January 1, 2015 HAGATNA, Guam — Guam has created tax incentives to encourage developers to build 1,600 new hotel rooms in the next five years with a new law enacted Wednesday. more »»

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people. more »»

New law spells end for many small Spanish businesses

December 31, 2014 MADRID — The resplendent Christmas display of dolls and teddy bears in the window of the Asi toy store is a hallmark of the holiday season on Madrid’s Gran Via, one of the Spanish capital’s busiest... more »»

US consumer confidence rises in Dec.

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed. The Conference Board said Tuesday its consumer confidence index climbed to 92. more »»

White Castle's veggie slider not for dieters

December 31, 2014 NEW YORK — White Castle is offering a vegetarian version of its famous sliders, but they're not necessarily for dieter. more »»

Petrobras bans firms amid kickback probe

December 31, 2014 SAO PAULO — Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras says it's temporarily suspending the country's biggest builders and engineering firms from bidding on contracts amid investigations into a massiv... more »»

Why the US will power the world economy in 2015

December 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015. more »»

AirAsia’s CEO in spotlight after jet disappears

December 30, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — His airline empire began, Tony Fernandes likes to say, with the purchase of a bankrupt company for less than a dollar. more »»

Chinese access to Gmail cut

December 30, 2014 BEIJING — Chinese access to Google Inc.’s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. more »»

Burger chain Shake Shack orders up IPO

December 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Shake Shack is bringing its burgers, milkshakes and crinkle-cut fries to Wall Street. The burger chain filed for an initial public offering Monday, hoping to raise as much as $100 million. more »»

Chrysler recalls 67,000 pickup trucks

December 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. more »»



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