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Finance ministers believe economy stronger but fragile

April 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The world’s top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukrain. more »»

Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel

April 14, 2014 BERLIN — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.. more »»

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

April 13, 2014 LUBBOCK, Texas — The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief... more »»

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

April 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The world’s top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be righ. more »»

Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

April 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. more »»

Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

April 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Saying Google Inc. more »»

Opa! Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

April 11, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country’s return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year... more »»

US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

April 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation’s finances. more »»

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

April 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they... more »»

Minutes show Fed struggled to agree on rate policy

April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows. more »»

Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall — by just one cent — to $3. more »»

Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown. more »»

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

April 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people... more »»

Airlines drop limes from beverage service

April 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. more »»

Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

April 7, 2014 LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation... more »»

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

April 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than... more »»

Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win

April 6, 2014 SEATTLE — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. more »»

 
 

 

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