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Blighted harvest drives olive oil price pressures

November 19, 2014 BEJA, Portugal — If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather. more »»

Japan recession could slow some US companies

November 19, 2014 NEW YORK — Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for U.S companies that count on the country for sales. more »»

Actavis to spend $66 billion on Allergan

November 18, 2014 Actavis, which is buying Botox-maker Allergan for $66 billion in one of the biggest acquisitions announced so far this year, plans to stay committed to developing new products. more »»

Halliburton pounces on Baker Hughes

November 18, 2014 NEW YORK — In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes for cash and stock worth $34. more »»

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 percent last quarter

November 17, 2014 TOKYO — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession. more »»

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

November 17, 2014 BRISBANE, Australia — Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five year. more »»

Yellen meets with activists seeking Fed reforms

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — A coalition of community groups and labor unions are “fed up” with the Federal Reserv. more »»

Betting halted against Chinese firm in Hong Kong

November 15, 2014 Hong Kong’s stock market on Friday prohibited investors from making speculative bets about the stock of a Chinese chemical company backed by U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley for at least 90 day. more »»

Court papers filed to close Trump Taj Mahal

November 15, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.. more »»

Air bag recall extended after Malaysian death

November 15, 2014 DETROIT — The death of a pregnant Malaysian woman in a car crash involving a faulty air bag has led to another U.S. recall, as the auto industry struggles with a widening problem across the globe. more »»

NC panel OKs rules for fracking permits

November 15, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. more »»

Morgan Stanley pushed murky China stock to market

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Associated Press discovered significant discrepancies between financial records and what a Chinese company backed by U.S. more »»

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says. more »»

Wal-Mart sales perk up ahead of holiday

November 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday. more »»

Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3B deal

November 14, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. more »»

Global banks fined billions for rigging market

November 13, 2014 LONDON — Traders with nicknames like the “Three Musketeers” and the “A-Team” plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then... more »»

YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

November 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of an ad-free subscription service and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that... more »»

Penney 3Q loss narrows, but sales slow

November 13, 2014 PLANO, Texas — J.C. Penney Co. narrowed its third-quarter loss but reported slower sales, a note of warning with the critical holiday shopping season coming up. more »»

Gov’t: Gas to average under $3 in 2015

November 13, 2014 NEW YORK — The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. more »»

Crash tests set to gauge safety of guardrails

November 13, 2014 DALLAS — Federal officials say crash tests will show by early 2015 whether guardrails found along many U.S. highways work are safe. more »»



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