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Global tensions don’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

July 26, 2014 A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank’s finances look shaky. And the U.S. more »»

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

July 26, 2014 LONDON — London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. more »»

Fast food workers to escalate wage demands

July 26, 2014 CHICAGO — Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000... more »»

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

July 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. more »»

Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

July 26, 2014 The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased. more »»

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of... more »»

Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top forecasts

July 23, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger... more »»

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

July 23, 2014 BEIJING — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had... more »»

Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

July 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. more »»

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study say. more »»

McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

July 22, 2014 BEIJING — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. more »»

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

July 19, 2014 HONG KONG — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and,... more »»

Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

July 19, 2014 NEW YORK — The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. more »»

Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

July 19, 2014 DETROIT — Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak. more »»

Federal judge sends key GM case to Ga. court

July 19, 2014 DETROIT — A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. more »»

AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination

July 19, 2014 The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from tax rates back home. more »»

Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

July 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone... more »»



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