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Cost of 3 destroyers grows by $450M

April 7, 2016 BATH, Maine — The price tag for the most expensive destroyer built for the U.S. Navy is still growing. more »»

Despite global outcry, tackling tax havens is a tough task

April 6, 2016 LONDON — There’s one part of the British Empire on which the sun still does not set: its tax havens. more »»

US to try to block Halliburton from buying rival

April 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department is expected to sue this week to stop Halliburton Co. from acquiring rival Baker Hughes Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter. more »»

Ford to build small-car factory in Mexico

April 6, 2016 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.. more »»

Data trove offers glimpse of how the rich hide money

April 5, 2016 FRANKFURT, Germany — A leak of 11. more »»

Judge OKs $20B settlement from oil spill

April 5, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of litigation over... more »»

Alaska Air buys Virgin America, aims to become best out West

April 5, 2016 NEW YORK — Virgin America has loyal passengers who love the airline’s cool vibe even if its size and schedule are too limited to meet all their travel needs. But it appears to be going away. more »»

Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company

April 5, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month. more »»

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

April 4, 2016 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning. more »»

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

April 3, 2016 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning. more »»

$15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

April 2, 2016 NEW YORK — California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now... more »»

University disavows chocolate milk study, returns money

April 2, 2016 NEW YORK — The University of Maryland on Friday disavowed its study saying a company’s chocolate milk could help athletes recover from concussions, citing a range of problems uncovered by an interna... more »»

Orders for lower-priced Tesla hit 198,000

April 2, 2016 HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Demand for Tesla Motors’ new lower-priced electric car surprised even the company’s CEO Friday as 198,000 people plunked down $1,000 deposits to reserve their vehicles. more »»

Newark airport flight limits eased

April 2, 2016 NEWARK, N.J. more »»

Monaco, UK probe ‘vast corruption scandal’ in oil business

April 1, 2016 PARIS — Monaco’s government says it is helping British authorities investigate a “vast corruption scandal” implicating an unspecified number of international oil companies, the tiny European... more »»

McDonald's adding 1,500 outlets in China, S.Korea, Hong Kong

April 1, 2016 BEIJING — McDonald's Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaroun. more »»

Moody's puts Mexico on 'negative' outlook

April 1, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices and slow economic growt. more »»

MetLife wins challenge as judge removes threat tag

March 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — MetLife has won a major legal challenge to the government’s policy for preventing another financial crisis, as a federal judge tossed out its designation by regulators that its failure... more »»

Study: Car headlights keep drivers in the dark

March 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — Are your car's headlights keeping you in the dark? The beams on most cars aren't doing a good job of helping drivers see down a dark road at night, according to rating of more than 30... more »»

 
 
 

 

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