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Wal-Mart's 4Q results test investor patience

February 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is spending billions of dollars to pay its hourly workers more and spruce up its stores and online services. more »»

Feds: VimpelCom to pay $795M in US bribery case

February 19, 2016 NEW YORK — The federal government says one of the world's biggest telecommunications companies will pay $795 million in penalties to resolve claims it paid over $114 million in bribes to a governmen... more »»

Minutes show Fed worried by global turmoil

February 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers expressed growing concerns at their meeting last month about potential threats to the U.S. more »»

Critics: Consumers to lose in private talks on auto braking

February 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates like when it comes to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, accordin... more »»

Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements

February 18, 2016 Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nik. more »»

Lennox announces $200M accelerated share repurchase

February 18, 2016 DALLAS, Texas — Lennox International Inc. more »»

Russia, Saudis tentatively offer to freeze oil output levels

February 17, 2016 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Oil powerhouses Russia and Saudi Arabia joined Qatar and Venezuela in pledging Tuesday to cap their crude output if other producers do the same, aiming to halt a slide... more »»

ADT being purchased by Apollo Global for $6.94B

February 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Home security services company ADT has agreed to be purchased by affiliates of Apollo Global Management for about $6.94 billion. ADT Corp.'s stock surged almost 50 percent Tuesday. more »»

Cancer patients snagged in health law’s tangled paperwork

February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Walt Whitlow was under treatment for cancer when he got an unwelcome surprise. His financial assistance under President Barack Obama’s health care law got slashe. more »»

US OK’s first factory in Cuba since revolution

February 16, 2016 HAVANA — The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. more »»

World stocks rally after Japan’s Nikkei jumps 7.2 percent

February 16, 2016 HONG KONG — World stocks rallied on Monday, led by a jump in Japan’s main index, amid hopes for more stimulus from central banks in Europe and Japan. more »»

HSBC to keep HQ in London

February 16, 2016 LONDON — Britain’s biggest bank is staying put. more »»

Main Street holds up as Wall Street struggles, for a change

February 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Wall Street is hurting, and Main Street doesn’t care. It’s got burgers and cars to buy. more »»

US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

February 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices. more »»

Docs show VW resisted Takata air bag recall

February 13, 2016 DETROIT — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. more »»

More progress in Argentina's debt talks

February 13, 2016 NEW YORK — A court-appointed mediator reported more progress Friday in efforts by Argentina to resolve a dispute with bondholders who claim they are owed about $10 billion by the financially strappe... more »»

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. more »»

Cruz data collection helps campaign read minds

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning... more »»

Congress OKs to ban local Internet taxes

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition... more »»



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