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Magazine publisher Meredith finds success focusing on women

March 21, 2015 DES MOINES — The nation’s top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s. more »»

FDA OKs genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

March 21, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying... more »»

Simon Property ups bid for Macerich to $16.8B

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and said it will be its best and final offer. more »»

UN deems weed killer a probable carcinogen

March 21, 2015 LONDON — One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. more »»

Hungary's junk credit rating upgraded by S&P

March 21, 2015 BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's junk credit rating has been upgraded by Standard & Poor's, which cited the country's improving growth outlook and its better preparedness to handle unexpected crises. more »»

Alaska fishermen’s vote highlights rift in marketing group

March 20, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska — A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska’s Copper River sockeye salmon by name. more »»

GM CEO Barra to be questioned in lawsuit

March 20, 2015 DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be questioned this fall by lawyers suing GM over its defective ignition switches. more »»

Fed wants further gains before rate hike

March 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — After holding interest rates at record lows for more than six years, the Federal Reserve still isn’t ready to start raising them. more »»

As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

March 19, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Look out, Internet Explorer. more »»

Starbucks CEO defends 'Race Together'

March 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company's new "Race Together" campaign that has been criticized for being naive and even using racial tensions to boost its bottom... more »»

FedEx 3Q profit jumps, but revenue disappoints

March 19, 2015 NEW YORK — FedEx Corp.'s third-quarter profit jumped more than 50 percent and beat Wall Street expectations on a mix of volume growth and lower fuel costs. more »»

Herbalife sees pyramid-scheme suit tossed

March 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A judge dismissed a lawsuit by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated th... more »»

Who could win and who could lose if the Fed hikes rates

March 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that’s shaking up financial markets. more »»

Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

March 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong across the countr. more »»

What it means if Fed no longer says it’s ‘patient’ on rates

March 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, patience may no longer be a virtu. more »»

Use respite from nascent upturn to complete the euro

March 17, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — Economic recovery in Europe is finally arriving, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Monday — a recovery he says must be used to complete the 19-country euro currency... more »»

Mayor and developer ask extend deadline

March 17, 2015 BOSTON — Developers of a proposed Foxwoods casino in southeast Massachusetts have asked state regulators for more time to file application materials, a spokesman for KG Urban Enterprises said Monday. more »»

McDonald’s workers detail burns, job hazards

March 17, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers. more »»

Adidas to end NBA partnership after 2016-2017 season

March 17, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — Shoemaker and sports gear company Adidas AG says it has decided not to renew its partnership as official outfitter of the National Basketball Association. more »»

China to press on with reform despite pain for some

March 16, 2015 BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination Sunday to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government’s role in the world’s second-largest economy in hopes of spurring growt... more »»



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