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Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter profit up 10 percent

May 2, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. earned $5. more »»

April shows gains in US auto sales

May 2, 2015 DETROIT — In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales. more »»

US testing of lithium batteries alarms officials

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. more »»

Boehner: Killing Export-Import Bank risks thousands of jobs

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Thousands of jobs would “disappear pretty quickly” if the Export-Import Bank were to expire abruptly when its charter runs out at the end of June, House Speaker John Boehner said on... more »»

Fee proposed on trains that haul flammables

May 1, 2015 BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. more »»

Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent

May 1, 2015 IRVING, Texas — Exxon earned $4.94 billion in the first quarter, a huge sum but only about half of what the company made last year. Lower oil prices depleted both Exxon's top and bottom line. more »»

Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike

April 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soo. more »»

High court: Judges can review EEOC bids to settle job bias

April 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority, though limited, to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle... more »»

Fiat Chrysler CEO makes pitch for mergers

April 30, 2015 MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says the auto industry faces grave risks if companies don't start consolidating and share skyrocketing product development costs. more »»

China film industry mines Web for talent

April 30, 2015 BEIJING — Yi Zhenxing's movie career started by posting clips of himself online with a paper bag over his head commenting on computer games. more »»

Genetic testing moves into world of employee health

April 29, 2015 Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. more »»

US home prices up in February as sales rise

April 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available house. more »»

Corinthian students face difficulty after shutdown

April 29, 2015 INDUSTRY, Calif. — Students at now-closed Corinthian Colleges are being told that if their credits are transferred to another school, they won't qualify to have their loans discharged. more »»

Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved

April 28, 2015 NEW YORK — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operation. more »»

No Fed rate hike is seen before fall

April 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — For 6 1/2 years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising i. more »»

Truckers at huge seaport complex strike; impact minimal

April 28, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation’s busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but the... more »»

Corinthian Colleges close remaining campuses

April 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department... more »»

Chipotle says removal of GMO ingredients from food complete

April 28, 2015 NEW YORK — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. more »»



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