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What did it cost to have Mario at Rio? Zero

September 3, 2016 TOKYO — How much did Nintendo pay to land that dream marketing opportunity at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony, where Japan's prime minister popped out dressed as the red-hatted plumber Super Mario... more »»

Yum to sell China unit ahead of spinoff

September 3, 2016 NEW YORK — Yum Brands says it will sell a stake in its China unit, which the parent company of KFC is spinning off later this year. more »»

US auto sales fall 4 percent in August

September 2, 2016 DETROIT — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell in August, ending summer on a low note for the auto industry and making it less likely that this year's auto sales will match the record set in 2015. more »»

Apple: Billions set aside for US taxes

September 2, 2016 LONDON — Apple's chief executive says the company has put aside "several billion dollars" to pay tax liabilities in the United States as it repatriates some of its huge overseas earnings. more »»

Tough economic outlook in Brazil after president removed

September 1, 2016 SAO PAULO — Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil’s president — have now concluded. more »»

FDA warns of risks from mixing opioids, sedatives

September 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — Health officials are strengthening warnings about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and sedatives like Xanax, saying the combination can lead to... more »»

Labor board orders VW to bargain with UAW

September 1, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. more »»

Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

August 31, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. more »»

20 Dem senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

August 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. more »»

Europe hits Apple with a $15B-plus tax bill

August 31, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over... more »»

Developer buys iconic Tribune Tower in Chicago

August 31, 2016 CHICAGO — The iconic Tribune Tower on Chicago's Michigan Avenue will have a new owner. Los Angeles-based CIM Group has agreed to buy the tower for up to $240 million. more »»

US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

August 27, 2016 DETROIT — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways. more »»

Yellen suggests rate hike offers no timetable

August 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. more »»

US economy grew at 1.1 percent pace in spring

August 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. more »»

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn’t budge on price

August 26, 2016 The maker of EpiPens offered patients more help to pay for its costly emergency allergy shots but didn’t budge Thursday on the $608 price. The announcement from Mylan N.V. more »»

Activist discovers Israeli spyware on iPhone

August 26, 2016 AJMAN, United Arab Emirates — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. more »»

Jury: GM ignition switch not to blame in crash

August 26, 2016 HOUSTON — A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. more »»

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

August 25, 2016 NEW YORK — America has a debt problem, but it’s not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. more »»



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