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Goldman in $1.2B deal over US bond claims

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. more »»

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

August 22, 2014 Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. more »»

United lures top fliers with a hot meal

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. more »»

Wealth gap widened in the last decade

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. The study released Thursday divided the U.S. more »»

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct

August 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low. more »»

Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis,... more »»

Yellen to give outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. more »»

Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.. more »»

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

August 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. more »»

N.M. chile gets certified-product safeguards

August 20, 2014 BERNALILLO, N.M. — Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion. more »»

McDonald's to sell packaged coffee

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its restaurants. more »»

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. more »»

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

August 18, 2014 ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. more »»

Bourbon production reaches high point since ‘70s

August 18, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. more »»

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

August 17, 2014 PANAMA CITY — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. more »»

Feds close probe of lethal refinery blast

August 17, 2014 SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. more »»

US producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

August 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0. more »»

US factory output surges in July

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. more »»

Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet.

August 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. more »»



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