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Steelworkers to expand strike to 2 BP refineries in Midwest

February 8, 2015 DALLAS — The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest. The United Steelworkers union has notified BP Plc. more »»

January job gains show US recovery gaining greater strength

February 7, 2015 By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. more »»

Petrobras names state banker as new CEO

February 7, 2015 SAO PAULO — Petrobras' board of directors named a new chief executive on Friday, choosing the head of the nation's Banco do Brasil to take charge of the state-run oil company following a shake-up... more »»

Port employers to cut shifts amid labor dispute

February 7, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Companies that handle billions of dollars of cargo at West Coast seaports said Friday they will hire far fewer workers this weekend, the latest escalation in a contract dispute with... more »»

Wyoming Senate rejects Medicaid expansion

February 7, 2015 CHEYENNE, Wyo. more »»

Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

February 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most... more »»

Democrats hit GOP plan for replacing health care law

February 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they wan... more »»

Twitter shares spike as 4Q results soar

February 6, 2015 NEW YORK — Twitter shares flew nearly 10 percent higher aftermarket, as the messaging service shrank losses and nearly doubled quarterly revenue by drawing more users and expanding its advertising... more »»

Pascal steps down as co-chair of Sony Pictures

February 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing... more »»

RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection

February 6, 2015 NEW YORK — RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores. more »»

No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed

February 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.. more »»

Man convicted of operating underground website Silk Road

February 5, 2015 NEW YORK — A San Francisco man was swiftly convicted Wednesday on charges he created a multimillion-dollar marketplace for illegal drugs and other contraband on the Internet by adopting the alias... more »»

Egypt: Suez Canal project on track

February 5, 2015 ISMAILIA, Egypt — Transit tolls at Egypt's Suez Canal will stay largely at their current prices this year, the authority said Wednesday, as development of a second parallel waterway proceeds on... more »»

Caesars Entertainment CEO to leave post July 1

February 5, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Caesars Entertainment Corp. more »»

Is S&P’s $1.38B deal enough to keep credit raters in check?

February 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — More than six years after the financial crisis struck, credit rating giant Standard & Poor’s will be paying a hefty $1. more »»

Oil surges again on signs companies slow production

February 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Oil soared again Tuesday as the low prices of the past few months force oil companies to slow down production in the U.S. and elsewhere. more »»

Disney has magical Q1 on TV shows, parks

February 4, 2015 BURBANK, Calif. — It was a magical first quarter for The Walt Disney Co., which posted profit and revenue that topped expectations. Strong results from Frozen merchandise, Disney Channels, and its U. more »»

Coke bets on ‘premium milk’

February 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it’s betting people will pay twice as much for it. more »»

Kemper power plant overruns climb $45M

February 4, 2015 JACKSON, Miss. — Southern Co. says it will spend at least another $45 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.2B. more »»

Hey, (Not-As) Big Spender! Tech firms hint at more restraint

February 3, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Technology’s big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. more »»

 
 
 

 

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