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Fed ends bond buying, cites brighter job market

October 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market — a key condition for an eventual interest... more »»

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

October 30, 2014 NEW YORK — A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay. more »»

Electric Boat gets deal to expand in Connecticut

October 30, 2014 GROTON, Conn. — General Dynamics has announced plans to expand its Electric Boat submarine manufacturing operation in Connecticut with the help of state loan. more »»

Gov't pushes air bag maker on replacements

October 30, 2014 DETROIT — The government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement... more »»

How well did the Fed’s stimulus work?

October 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. more »»

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

October 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. more »»

FTC: AT&T misled users over unlimited data

October 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company —... more »»

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

October 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's... more »»

AutoNation halts sales of cars in air bag recalls

October 29, 2014 DETROIT — The head of the nation's biggest car dealership chain says it won't sell used cars being recalled for exploding air bags due to conflicting advice from automakers and lack of direction fro... more »»

Italian banks hit hard by European test results

October 28, 2014 FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s far-reaching review of banks set off sharp drops in the shares of Italian lenders on Monday after several of them failed the year-long exercise’s test of financial... more »»

Dunkin’ plans ‘Croissant Donut’ — not a ‘Cronut’

October 28, 2014 NEW YORK — Dunkin’ Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don’t call it a “Cronut. more »»

Layne Christensen to pay $5.1M in accord

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — Layne Christensen Co. has agreed to pay about $5. more »»

Obama takes action to push manufacturing

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and... more »»

Fed to signal no rate hike anytime soon

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn’t fully healthy. more »»

Toyota tops reliability rankings

October 28, 2014 DETROIT — Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings. The company’s Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. more »»

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

October 27, 2014 Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in histor. more »»

Stock market’s big seesaw gives investors pause

October 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 7. more »»

From job to job to job, a life lived — and lost

October 26, 2014 ELIZABETH, N.J. — Fumes poured from the Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. more »»

Europe’s bank test aims to strengthen economy

October 26, 2014 FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe’s 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region’s effort to recover... more »»

Market jolt is reality check for investors

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 7. more »»

 
 
 

 

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