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MetLife mulls spinoff or IPO

January 13, 2016 NEW YORK — MetLife plans to carve off a substantial portion of its U.S. more »»

High court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

January 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees... more »»

Drugmaker Shire in $32B deal for US-based Baxalta

January 12, 2016 TRENTON, N.J. — Irish drugmaker Shire PLC’s second attempt to buy Baxalta looks more likely to succeed, with Baxalta’s board backing the sweetened offer of $32 billion in cash and stock. more »»

Are unlimited data plans on their way back?

January 12, 2016 NEW YORK — AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward... more »»

VW plans to submit emissions fixes to EPA

January 12, 2016 DETROIT — Volkswagen’s new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week. more »»

With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan

January 12, 2016 DETROIT — Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the miniva. more »»

It’s not just about China: Company profits to drop — again

January 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Tumult in China triggered the worst opening week for U.S. stocks in history, and this week investors could get plenty more to worry about. Profits are expected to drop at U.S. companies. more »»

APNewsBreak: Government not ensuring pilot skills are sharp

January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits,... more »»

Suspicious powder delays flights at Swedish airport

January 11, 2016 HELSINKI — Skavsta Airport in southeastern Sweden was partially evacuated Sunday and flights were delayed when security staff found what they believed was suspicious powder after a passenger had... more »»

Software update allows self-parking, limits speed

January 11, 2016 DETROIT — Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend. more »»

Trump leaves wiggle room on China tariff

January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is leaving himself wiggle room on his proposal to impose a massive tax on goods from China. He now says he doubts the tariff would be necessary at all. more »»

US stock market drops, ending its worst week since 2011

January 9, 2016 NEW YORK — A wave of late selling pummeled U.S. stocks Friday and pushed the market to its worst week in four years. more »»

US employers hire at robust pace, defying global trends

January 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week. more »»

US consumer borrowing rose $14B in November

January 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers boosted their borrowing in November, as higher credit card spending partially offset slower growth in auto and student loans. more »»

Old driver's license? You can fly for 2 more years

January 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Fliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. more »»

China’s market turmoil: Worry, but don’t panic

January 8, 2016 NEW YORK — There’s no reason for panic. Worry, yes, but not panic. That was the opinion of some U.S. more »»

Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US

January 8, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — The recent arrests in Utah of three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of baby formula is the latest example of a problem that officials say is vexing stores and... more »»

Saudi Arabia may launch IPO for Saudi Aramco

January 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia may launch an initial public offering for the world’s largest oil producer, Saudi Arabian Oil Co., according to a report. more »»

US applications for jobless aid dropped

January 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China. more »»

World Bank downgrades global economic forecast for 2016

January 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — The World Bank has cut its forecast for global growth this year given weakness in the developing world. The aid agency said Wednesday that it expects the world economy to expand 2. more »»



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