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Oil prices trigger Japan trade surplus

November 19, 2015 TOKYO — Japan racked up a trade surplus last month as exports of cars, computers and other goods grew, while imports dipped on falling oil prices. more »»

Fed pondering December rate hike

November 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade could “well be met” by their next meeting i... more »»

Obama looks for late momentum on climate deal

November 18, 2015 MANILA, Philippines — With a high-stakes deadline two weeks away, President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum on Wednesday for a broad and potentially legacy-burnishing global climate change... more »»

More Thanksgiving travelers; don’t get stuck at the airport

November 18, 2015 NEW YORK — A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 4. more »»

Senate panel questions FDA nominee

November 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his record on Tuesday as senators pressed him about rising drug prices, slow approval times for new... more »»

EPA intends tougher downwind air rule

November 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power... more »»

Wal-Mart tops 3Q profit forecasts

November 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Walmart reported improved customer traffic and an uptick in a key sales figure for the third quarter, even as a stronger dollar pressured its performance overseas. more »»

Canadian Pacific bids for Norfolk Southern

November 18, 2015 Canadian Pacific says it wants to buy Norfolk Southern to create a much larger transcontinental railroad. more »»

Marriott becomes world’s largest hotelier, buying Starwood

November 17, 2015 NEW YORK — Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12. more »»

Union members picket in strike at Kohler Co.

November 17, 2015 KOHLER, Wis. — Hundreds of union members and their supporters picketed at the gates of the Kohler Co. on Monday in the first strike at the Wisconsin manufacturer in more than 30 years. more »»

Liberty Global to buy Cable & Wireless for $5.3B

November 17, 2015 DENVER — International cable TV company Liberty Global says it is acquiring Cable & Wireless Communications, a London-based telecommunications company with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and... more »»

Campaign defends Clinton’s ties to Wall Street

November 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her long ties to the nation’s finance industry, bringing out allies to argue she would take a tough approach to regulating Wall Stree. more »»

FAA: skip registration firms for drone owners

November 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The government says requirements to register drones will be simple enough that owners don’t need to pay a “drone registration” firm to do it for the. more »»

Pandora strikes $75M Rdio deal, new features

November 17, 2015 OAKLAND, Calif. more »»

Clinton’s invoking of 9/11 to defend donations draws ire

November 16, 2015 DES MOINES — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign on Sunday defended her donations from Wall Street by saying she worked to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. more »»

Short-term market drop likely following Paris terror

November 16, 2015 NEW YORK — The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of... more »»

Kohler Co. workers reject contract, favor strike

November 16, 2015 SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Union workers at Kohler Co. rejected the company’s latest contract offer Sunday and overwhelmingly approved a strike. more »»

Pat Fallon, co-founder of Minneapolis ad agency, dies at 70

November 16, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis ad man Pat Fallon, whose upstart firm once led campaigns for luxury automakers BMW and Porsche, has died at age 70, his company said. more »»

No big changes set for Waterloo Industries

November 16, 2015 WATERLOO — A Waterloo company that makes storage cabinets for tools and garages doesn’t expect big changes after a private equity firm bought the company. more »»

Turkey ends missile deal talks with China

November 16, 2015 ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkey has ended negotiations with China on building a missile defense system. more »»



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