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China widens currency’s fluctuation against dollar

March 16, 2014 BEIJING — China announced on Saturday a modest easing of exchange rate controls that have been criticized by Washington and other trading partners, adding to a flurry of reform initiatives aimed at... more »»

US producer prices dip 0.1 percent in February

March 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The prices companies receive for their goods and services fell slightly in February, the latest sign that inflation is tam. more »»

Greek unemployment rises to 27.5 percent

March 15, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — Official figures show the unemployment rate in Greece increased to 27.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 as the economy struggled to emerge from a protracted recession. more »»

McDonald’s hit by lawsuits over worker pay

March 14, 2014 NEW YORK — McDonald’s workers in three states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they’re owed. more »»

IMF: Income disparities can hurt economies

March 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to reduce it. more »»

Airlines hurt as Ukraine crisis lifts oil price

March 13, 2014 GENEVA — The global airlines industry on Wednesday lowered its profit forecast for this year after the Ukrainian crisis caused a spike in the price of fuel. more »»

California pushes to finish driverless car rules

March 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES — California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology — get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. more »»

US employers posted more open jobs in January

March 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months. more »»

A bid of $1.8B suits Jos A Bank just fine

March 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Looks like the best suitor won. After an extended chase that included overtures on both sides and flirtations with other parties, Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. more »»

Health law cited as US uninsured rate drops

March 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics — a... more »»

World has new top banana as Chiquita, Fyffes merge

March 11, 2014 DUBLIN — Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world’s biggest banana supplier. more »»

US should give airwaves to cell companies

March 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio says the government should give cellphone companies more airwaves and allow private companies to build a nationwide pipeline for oil and natural gas. more »»

Japanese bitcoin exchange files bankruptcy

March 11, 2014 DALLAS — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange that recently collapsed in Japan has filed for U.S. more »»

US commerce secretary in Gulf ahead of Obama visit

March 10, 2014 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. more »»

Comcast challenging Disney’s hold on tourism trade

March 10, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Cor. more »»

Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw

March 10, 2014 PARIS — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. more »»

Bigger pig pens create challenges for farmers

March 9, 2014 FAIR OAKS, Ind. — Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. more »»

Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup

March 9, 2014 TOKYO — There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. more »»

Blast of winter weather can’t faze US employers

March 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn’t faze U.. more »»

Samsung introduces free streaming radio service

March 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market. more »»



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