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Yellen: Fed foresees gradual pace of rate hikes

March 30, 2016 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Fed still envisions only a gradual pace of interest rate increases in light of global pressures that could affect the U.S. econom. more »»

Tied 4-4, high court gives unions a win

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, U.S. more »»

Atlantic drilling off table, survey permits pending

March 30, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. — While drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic is off the table for now, permits are still pending that could allow seismic surveys to map just how much might be out ther. more »»

FBI probing virus behind outage at MedStar Health facilities

March 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hackers crippled computer systems Monday at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. more »»

Anbang trumps Marriott with $15B bid for Starwood

March 29, 2016 NEW YORK — The fight for Starwood Hotels swung back in favor of China’s Anbang after the insurance company offered $15 billion in a counterpunch to Marriott International. more »»

Contracts to buy homes at highest point

March 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, with purchases surging in the Midwest ahead of the traditional spring buying season. more »»

Consumer spending posts scant increase

March 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in February and spent less in January than the government had earlier estimated. more »»

Household spending, home building fuel US growth

March 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Consumer spending and home construction are helping sustain modest U.S. economic growth despite problems caused by a strong dollar, low oil prices and an excess of business stockpiles. more »»

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

March 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. more »»

Asian stocks mostly higher in holiday trading

March 26, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — The few Asian stock markets that were trading Friday mostly advanced, with shares in Tokyo and Shanghai up and Seoul stocks slightly lower. more »»

Japan’s Abe mulls delaying 2nd tax hike

March 26, 2016 TOKYO — The scene: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the economy minister and top central banker receiving a lecture from Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz. more »»

Jury: Gilead owes Merck $200M in damages

March 26, 2016 The federal jury in a patent trial has ordered drugmaker Gilead Sciences to pay Merck $200 million in damages for infringing on patents for hepatitis C drug. more »»

As Yahoo Turns: Shareholder mutiny begins another soap opera

March 25, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Shareholder rebellions at Yahoo are becoming like presidential elections — they are happening every four years. more »»

Shadowy hacking industry may be helping FBI crack an iPhone

March 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Turns out there’s a shadowy global industry devoted to breaking into smartphones and extracting their information. more »»

VW gets a month for plan on emissions fix

March 25, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Volkswagen and government regulators must present a detailed plan within a month on getting nearly 600,000 diesel cars to comply with clean air laws or risk the possibility of a tria... more »»

US to consider sharp hike in royalties on coal

March 25, 2016 BILLINGS, Mont. — Royalty rates on coal extracted from massive strip mines on public lands could increase 50 percent under a pending overhaul of a U.. more »»

Gas-sipping electrics now ‘fun to drive,’ automakers say

March 24, 2016 NEW YORK — When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industr. more »»

Will Americans like Blendle, the iTunes for news?

March 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Americans pay to download music. They pay for TV episode. more »»

Starbucks to offer prepaid cards to boost rewards program

March 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Starbucks says it will introduce a prepaid card by the end of the year that lets people earn points for its rewards progra. more »»

Regulator OK Exelon's takeover of Pepco

March 24, 2016 NEW YORK — A Washington, D.C., regulator approved Exelon's nearly $7 billion takeover of rival utility Pepco, but the deal will only go through if Exelon agrees to the regulator's term. more »»



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