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Mamtek CEO gets 7 years for theft, fraud

November 11, 2014 ST. CHARLES, Mo. more »»

McDonald’s recalls toy for choking risk

November 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — McDonald’s is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts. The U.S. more »»

Google, CEO donate to Ebola fight

November 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders. more »»

Dendreon files for bankruptcy protection

November 11, 2014 Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a plan that leads to either a sale of the company or a takeover by its lenders. more »»

Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

November 10, 2014 A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is... more »»

China pledges $40 billion for new ‘Silk Road’

November 10, 2014 BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping is promising $40 billion to help Asian nations improve trade links in a new effort to assert Beijing’s ambitions as a regional leader. more »»

Yellen pledges clear signals for rate policies

November 8, 2014 PARIS — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial... more »»

Consumer borrowing up $15.9B to record

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in September with gains in credit card debt and auto and student loans. The Federal Reserve says overall borrowing rose $1. more »»

Sears explores sale-leaseback deal

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Sears Holdings' stock skyrocketed in premarket trading after the struggling retailer said it's considering selling about 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity. more »»

AT&T to buy Mexico's Iusacell for $2.5B

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK — AT&T says it will buy Mexican wireless company Iusacell for $2.5 billion including debt and says it plans to grow in Mexico. The Dallas company says Iusacell has 8. more »»

Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Nothing is going gold’s way. Inflation remains tame, the dollar looks strong and Americans are increasingly confident. more »»

Beef or Chicken? Beef prices hit fast-food chains

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you’ll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead. more »»

Disney movies lift results in 4th quarter

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — The success of The Walt Disney Cos.' movies, including the animated tale "Frozen" and the Marvel movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," lifted the media company's fiscal fourth-quarter results. more »»

Illinois lawmakers approve fracking rules

November 7, 2014 CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers signed off Thursday on long-awaited rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling, clearing the way for companies to get "fracking" permits and unleash what they hop... more »»

Bank of America taking $400M litigation charge

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Bank of America says it is taking a $400 million charge to cover additional litigation costs and cut its results for the third quarter. more »»

Survey: US businesses add 230,000 jobs in October

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, a private survey said, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas. more »»

Tesla sets delivery record; losses mount

November 6, 2014 DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago. more »»

OPEC shaken by Saudi price move

November 6, 2014 VIENNA — Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. more »»

Russian ruble hits all-time low

November 6, 2014 MOSCOW — Russia's ruble hit an all-time low on Wednesday after the country's central bank said it would dial back its support for the struggling currency in international market. more »»

Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

November 5, 2014 LONDON — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S. more »»



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