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US gov’t says nearly 64M vehicles were recalled last year

February 13, 2015 DETROIT — For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall. more »»

Retailers fret as products languish on ships, docks at ports

February 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — It’s early for many Americans still sloshing through winter to plan their gardens, home improvements and spring sports leagues, but stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting... more »»

Greece’s Tsipras hopeful of ‘mutually acceptable’ debt deal

February 13, 2015 BRUSSELS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed his hope Thursday that a “mutually acceptable” debt deal can be secured next week at a meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers, after... more »»

Xiaomi dips toes in US with accessories

February 13, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Xiaomi, one of China's hottest companies, is bringing its blend of cheap yet fashionable technology and crowd-pleasing antics to the U.S. more »»

Expedia to buy Orbitz

February 13, 2015 NEW YORK — A wave of deals in the online travel industry has increasingly put some familiar names under two corporate umbrellas: Expedia and Pricelin. more »»

Venezuela's currency plunges in debut

February 13, 2015 CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's currency has plunged in Thursday's debut of a new exchange rate system aimed at easing the country's crippling economic crisis. more »»

Partial West Coast port shutdown looms; contract talks stall

February 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. more »»

IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts of small businesses

February 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they... more »»

Fires, deaths continue after Jeep recall

February 12, 2015 DETROIT — As Kayla White slowed her SUV behind two other cars to exit a suburban Detroit freeway on Veterans Day, it was rammed from behind by a Cadillac STS. more »»

Tesla's 4Q profit falls on strong dollar

February 12, 2015 DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors' fourth-quarter loss widened to $107.6 million because of the impact of the strong dollar and a delay in shipments of its new all-wheel-drive Model S sedan. more »»

Idaho prisons to ask lawmakers for higher pay

February 12, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — Kevin Kempf, the new director of the Idaho Department of Correction, is asking lawmakers to approve a significant pay increase for experienced prison staffers in hopes of reducing the... more »»

Greece says ‘no way back’ in bid to rewrite bailout deal

February 11, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s new prime minister struck a defiant tone on the eve of high-stakes negotiations with skeptical European creditors, saying there is “no way back” for his radical left-led... more »»

Burger King released from ‘needles in burger’ suit

February 11, 2015 HONOLULU — A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain. But a trial is still scheduled against the U. more »»

US: Tarmac delays fell to lowest level in 2014

February 11, 2015 There were no super-long tarmac delays for airlines in December, making 2014 the best year on record for the fewest such incidents. The government is taking credit. The U.S. more »»

Investor seeks $8B GM stock, seat on board

February 11, 2015 DETROIT — A member of the government task force that restructured General Motors after its 2009 bankruptcy is seeking a seat on the company's board and at least an $8 billion stock buybac. more »»

Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5K jobs

February 11, 2015 NEW YORK — Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. The Houston company said it will lay off 6. more »»

Doctor’s office may be most dangerous place for identity theft

February 10, 2015 Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity frau. more »»

Food scares cost McDonald’s in China, Japan; sales fall

February 10, 2015 OAK BROOK, Ill. — Food-quality scares are hurting McDonald’s in China and Japan, where weakness contributed to a key global sales figure falling 1.8 percent. more »»

Netflix brings streaming video service to Cuba

February 10, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba Monday in what appears to be a largely symbolic move driven by the recent loosening of U.S. more »»

Madoff trustee returns millions more to investors

February 10, 2015 NEW YORK — About $355 million distributed last week to investors cheated in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme means over half of allowable claims have been paid in full, the trustee recovering money for... more »»

 
 
 

 

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