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Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

May 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the... more »»

Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1M in SEC case

May 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to... more »»

Gap closes 75 stores outside North America

May 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Gap Inc. more »»

Drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival

May 19, 2016 CHICAGO — A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. more »»

Fed: June hike likely if economy improves

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. more »»

Simmons to acquire Citizens National

May 19, 2016 PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. has announced plans to purchase Tennessee-based Citizens National Bancorp Inc. in a $77 million deal. more »»

Overtime pay may become reality for more US workers

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. more »»

US industrial production jumps by most since Nov. 2014

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production in April posted the biggest increase since November 2014 as utility output surged, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. more »»

As fliers wait in security lines, gov’t asks for patience

May 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them... more »»

Nigerian Chevron facility bombed

May 14, 2016 LAGOS, Nigeria — An explosion closed a second Chevron facility in Nigeria, witnesses said Friday, as renewed attacks by militants further cut production in Africa's biggest petroleum produce. more »»

GM stops sale of SUVs citing inaccurate mileage

May 14, 2016 DETROIT — General Motors Co. is telling dealers not to sell about 60,000 SUVs in the U.S. because the gas mileage listed on the window stickers was inadvertently overstated. more »»

UN paints bleak picture of stagnating world economy

May 13, 2016 UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations lowered its forecast for the world economy on Thursday, painting a bleak picture of stagnating growth with little prospect for a turnaround this year. The U.N. more »»

Facebook defends ‘trending topics’ process

May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Will "Trending topics" become a "trending" topic on Facebook? The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a report i... more »»

Argentina reports highest inflation in 14 years

May 13, 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Inflation in the capital's metropolitan area reached 6. more »»

Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities

May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. more »»

Google to ban payday lending ads, calling industry ‘harmful’

May 12, 2016 NEW YORK — Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry “deceptive” and “harmful. more »»

Storm at anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — A controversy over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's admittance into a respected Washington-based anti-counterfeiting coalition intensified Wednesday when board members received an... more »»

Shell Nigeria shuts oil terminal after attacks

May 12, 2016 WARRI, Nigeria — Shell closed the terminal exporting Nigeria's benchmark Bonny Light crude oil on Wednesday and was evacuating workers from a threatened oil field as renewed militant attacks cut... more »»



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