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Anthem proposes to buy Cigna for $184 per share

June 22, 2015 NEW YORK — After getting the cold shoulder, U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said it’s raising its offer to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. for about $47 billion, including cash and stock. more »»

EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for heavy semi-trucks

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack... more »»

Unemployment rates rose in half of US states

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn’t immediately find jobs. more »»

Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, sai... more »»

McDonald’s to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

June 19, 2015 NEW YORK — The burger chain that put “supersize” into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald’s says the number of U.S. more »»

Eurozone leaders to hold emergency summit on Greece

June 19, 2015 LUXEMBOURG — The eurozone’s 19 leaders have been summoned to an emergency summit next week after talks about Greece’s bailout ended in acrimony on Thursday, intensifying fears that the country was... more »»

Calif. reveals details of self-driving car accidents

June 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the... more »»

Fitbit shows off its pipes in NYSE debut

June 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Fitbit flexed some muscle Thursday and its shares rocketed almost 50 percent higher in the first day of trading for the fitness tracking gear make. more »»

Greece, creditors dig in their heels on eve of meeting

June 18, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece and its creditors publicly blamed one another for an impasse in bailout talks Wednesday, on the eve of a eurozone finance ministers’ meeting billed as key to their outcome. more »»

Wall Street powerhouse poised to loan money to Main Street

June 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Wall Street’s most iconic investment bank has decided to open its doors to Main Street. more »»

AT&T hit with FCC fine for $100M

June 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. more »»

Auto industry quality improves

June 18, 2015 DETROIT — The quality of cars and trucks made by European, Korean and U.S. more »»

GOP leaders putting together trade rescue plan

June 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — After talks with President Barack Obama, top Republican leaders in Congress put together a quick rescue plan Tuesday for highly controversial, White House-backed trade legislation that... more »»

Fed likely to signal rate hike if economy strengthens

June 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — With evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from a winter slump, the Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming — just not quite yet. more »»

Toyota adds nearly 1.4M to Takata air bag recall

June 17, 2015 DETROIT — Toyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUVs to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force. more »»

US homebuilding drops in May

June 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. more »»

Target selling pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

June 16, 2015 Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health in the latest twist behind a push from big retailers to become all things to all customers. more »»

Judge gives partial victory to ex-AIG CEO

June 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — A federal judge handed a partial victory to the former CEO of American International Group, who claimed the government’s bailout of the insurance giant in the heat of the financial... more »»

Honda adds 1M to air bag recall

June 16, 2015 DETROIT — At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for Takata air bags that can explode with too much force. more »»

Foreign ownership of US securities drops

June 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell in April, the first setback since October. Total holdings slipped to $6.14 trillion, down 0.6 percent from the record level of $6. more »»



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