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Impatient investors sell off Amazon

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. more »»

Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company. more »»

Court acquits Dolce & Gabbana in tax case

October 25, 2014 MILAN — Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest... more »»

US official: Auto safety agency under review

October 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Frida. more »»

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

October 24, 2014 DETROIT — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. more »»

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

October 24, 2014 NEW YORK — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world’s largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. more »»

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

October 24, 2014 DALLAS — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall to. more »»

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles

October 24, 2014 DETROIT — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South Americ. more »»

Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited

October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancin. more »»

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

October 23, 2014 DETROIT — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. more »»

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1. more »»

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 pct

October 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. more »»

Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

October 23, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. more »»

FedEx, UPS plan for a better holiday season

October 23, 2014 DALLAS — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago. more »»

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

October 22, 2014 BEIJING — China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7. more »»

Yahoo's 3Q earnings up on Alibaba windfall

October 22, 2014 SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. more »»

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

October 22, 2014 MOSCOW — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet... more »»

Stud: Drugs still in recalled supplements

October 22, 2014 CHICAGO — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even after recalls, a study found. more »»

Not so fast cordcutters—cable’s not going anywhere

October 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. more »»

IBM 3Q disappoints investors

October 21, 2014 NEW YORK — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud... more »»

 
 
 

 

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