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Beijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boom

May 8, 2015 BEIJING — China’s leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans. more »»

Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. more »»

US consumer borrowing expanded $20.5B

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in nearly a year as borrowing on credit cards rebounded following two months of declines. more »»

FDA schedules meeting on female libido drug

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women. more »»

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

May 7, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. more »»

Firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

May 7, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company’s products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don’t use the drugs in... more »»

Tesla beats Wall Street forecasts on sales

May 7, 2015 DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, and its results beat Wall Street's expectations despite investment in new products and... more »»

Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling

May 6, 2015 MANSFIELD, Texas — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern... more »»

Senate sustains veto of bill gutting union rules

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections. more »»

‘Avengers’ + ‘Star Wars’ = big year for Disney

May 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the... more »»

Report: IRS issues $5.6B in bad education credits

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The IRS issued $5. more »»

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf area

May 5, 2015 DOHA, Qatar — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a... more »»

US factory orders rise in March for first time in 8 months

May 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories rose in March for the first time since last July, breaking a long stretch of weakness in manufacturing. Orders increased 2. more »»

Airlines bring in more money from fees

May 5, 2015 U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes. The Department of Transportation said Monday that airlines collected $3. more »»

Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

May 5, 2015 David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close t... more »»

Comcast has more web than cable customers

May 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. more »»

McD’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices

May 5, 2015 McD’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices NEW YORK — McDonald’s wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. more »»

Should Britain stay in the EU?

May 4, 2015 LONDON — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain’s general election this Thursday with uneas. more »»



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