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Gov’t: 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bags

January 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. more »»

Airlines cancel flights as big storm advances

January 23, 2016 NEW YORK — Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S. more »»

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

January 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. more »»

Some funds offer to tame market’s chaos, but at a price

January 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Freaked out by the stock market’s big swings? Then the investment industry has something it built just for you: funds that hope to offer a steadier ride. more »»

American Express to trim $1 billion in expenses

January 22, 2016 NEW YORK — American Express plans to trim $1 billion in expenses over the next two years as it deals with the impact of the strong dollar and fierce competition for its cardholders. more »»

4Q profits up at United, Southwest

January 22, 2016 DALLAS — Lower fuel prices are boosting airline profits and leaving enough left over for passengers to get slightly lower fares. United Continental Holdings Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. more »»

Starbucks US sales jump over holidays

January 22, 2016 SEATTLE — An alleged war on Christmas by Starbucks apparently didn't dampen the chain's holiday sales, but its outlook going forward fell short of Wall Street expectations. more »»

Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why?

January 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Wall Street is drowning in oil. Stocks are having their worst start to a year in history in part because of a rapid plunge in the price of oil. more »»

Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most of its workers

January 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is giving raises to the vast majority of its U.S. employees as part of the world’s largest retailer’s previously announced investment in its workforce. more »»

Pot states look at out-of-state investment

January 21, 2016 DENVER — States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means... more »»

US consumer prices fell 0.1 pct in December

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices fell in December and rose by the smallest amount in seven years in 2015, reflecting the toll of slumping energy costs. Consumer prices slipped . more »»

Latest gauge on China slowdown brings relief it wasn’t worse

January 20, 2016 BEIJING — The slowdown of China’s once-sizzling economy has fueled anxiety over its impact on the rest of the world. more »»

Netflix impresses Wall St. with robust 4Q growth

January 20, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — As its U.. more »»

Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs

January 20, 2016 Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. more »»

First lady, school meal directors headed for truce?

January 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate bill released Monday would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation’s... more »»

Retirement liabilities remain despite state budget surplus

January 19, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California budget that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed this month marks a shocking financial turnaround for a state that just a few years ago faced a $26 billion deficit. more »»

Get a grip on inequality, leaders urged brfore Davos

January 19, 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland — The world’s political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week’s World Economic... more »»

WhatsApp to drop renewal fees for the messaging service

January 19, 2016 MENLO PARK, Calif. — WhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, says it will drop its 99-cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. more »»

Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is doing some rare pruning. The world’s largest retailer is closing 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. more »»

Citigroup’s 4Q earnings rise sharply, as legal expenses drop

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Citigroup’s said Friday that its profits jumped sharply in the fourth quarter, helped by lower legal and regulatory costs that hammered the bank in the fourth quarter of 2014. more »»

 
 
 

 

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