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2 Fed officials think data will justify rate hike this year

October 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — It’s a question whose answer seems to be in constant flux: When will the Federal Reserve finally raise interest rates? Two voting members of the Fed’s policy committee weighed in Friday... more »»

UAW leaders OK richer Fiat Chrysler contract

October 10, 2015 DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement. more »»

Petition assures House vote to revive Ex-Im Bank

October 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. more »»

Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

October 9, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S. more »»

VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault

October 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Volkswagen’s top U.S. more »»

Amazon challenges Etsy with ‘Handmade at Amazon’

October 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.76 pct

October 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. more »»

Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

October 8, 2015 DETROIT — Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than the company is letting on. more »»

Cali. wants renewable energy for half its power

October 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Go. more »»

US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

October 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China. more »»

Senate panel probing VW’s use of tax credits

October 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen’s use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company’s emissions-rigging scandal widened. more »»

UAW threatens strike in talks with Fiat Chrysler

October 7, 2015 DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. more »»

Express Scripts to cover new cholesterol drugs

October 7, 2015 The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year. more »»

Portugal government re-elected despite painful austerity

October 5, 2015 LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures... more »»

US regulator missed its best chance to catch VW cheating

October 3, 2015 CHICAGO — More than a decade ago, the U.S. more »»

Wal-Mart cuts 450 workers from HQ

October 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of more »»

Shell, Total first foreign gas stations in Iran

October 3, 2015 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran. more »»

US auto sales show big gains, except at Volkswagen

October 2, 2015 DETROIT — September was a blockbuster sales month for the U.S. auto industry — except at Volkswagen, where an emissions scandal forced the company to halt sales of most of its diesel-powered vehicles. more »»

Nearly two-thirds of UAW members reject Fiat Chrysler deal

October 2, 2015 DETROIT — Nearly two thirds of United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler voted to reject a proposed contract agreement with the company. more »»



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