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Macy’s to cut up to 4,800 jobs after weak holiday sales

January 7, 2016 NEW YORK — Macy’s is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and has slashed its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season. more »»

Trying to right itself, a criminal investigation at Chipotle

January 7, 2016 NEW YORK — Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after a series of food scares at its restaurants. more »»

United Airlines CEO has heart transplant

January 7, 2016 The CEO of United Airlines, who has been on medical leave since October, underwent a heart-transplant operation on Wednesday, and the airline said that he was recovering. more »»

US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

January 6, 2016 DETROIT — Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. U.S. auto sales hit a record high of 17.47 million in 2015, topping the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000. more »»

Twitter may expand 140-character limit

January 6, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom... more »»

Dividends on the chopping block

January 6, 2016 NEW YORK — The dividend gravy train is slowing down, threatening an important source of income for investors at a time when stocks are flat About 500 companies cut or halted their dividends last... more »»

US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in cars

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billion... more »»

Slumps in US and China heighten fears

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Fears escalated Monday that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year — a prospect that contributed to a plunge in financial markets. more »»

General Motors CEO Mary Barra adds chairman to her title

January 5, 2016 General Motors CEO Mary Barra is taking on the added role of chairman at the nation’s largest automaker. more »»

GM invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

January 5, 2016 DETROIT — The automotive industry is placing its biggest bet yet that using a device to hail a ride — with or without a driver — is the future of transportation. General Motors C. more »»

Trial in NYC set to air GM ignition switch recall issues

January 4, 2016 NEW YORK — A civil trial set to start this month in New York City will test the legal boundaries of hundreds of claims remaining against General Motors Co. stemming from faulty ignition switche. more »»

Apple raises iPhone prices in Germany over new content levy

January 4, 2016 BERLIN — Apple raised the prices for hand-held devices in Germany at the start of the year, following a deal between the tech industry and content producers that will benefit a range of creative... more »»

Social media, upgraded theaters help drive $11B year

January 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES — It takes more than “Star Wars” to make an $11 billion year. Disney and J.J. more »»

Target’s turnaround gets shoppers back into stores

January 2, 2016 NEW YORK — Target’s efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edg. more »»

Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter, like it or not

January 2, 2016 Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. more »»

Pot industry tries to build brands

January 2, 2016 DENVER — Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. more »»

China manufacturing index improves in Dec.

January 2, 2016 BEIJING — A monthly survey shows that a contraction in Chinese manufacturing eased slightly in December, while service industries continued to expand. more »»

US stocks end 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

January 1, 2016 The U.S. stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowher. more »»

How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

January 1, 2016 NEW YORK — U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. more »»

 
 
 

 

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