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Weak US jobs report also offers hints of optimism

February 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment. more »»

Apple takes $14B bite of its stock via buyback

February 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investor. more »»

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

February 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing. more »»

House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

February 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's Rim Fire in California. more »»

Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

February 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so... more »»

Disney 1Q helped by 'Frozen,' 'Infinity'

February 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. more »»

Microsoft names cloud computing chief as next CEO

February 5, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company’s next CEO, tapping a longtime insider to lead efforts to catch rivals in mobile devices and offer more... more »»

Gannett 4Q profit down 12 pct on lower ad spending

February 5, 2014 MCLEAN, Va. — Gannett Co. more »»

Sign of the times: Super Bowl ads safer and staid

February 4, 2014 NEW YORK — As Super Bowl ads go, so goes America. more »»

US factories expanded at much slower pace in Jan.

February 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing barely expanded last month, in part because cold weather delayed shipments of raw materials and caused some factories to shut down. more »»

Obama running out of reasons to reject Keystone XL pipeline

February 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is running out of reasons to say no to Keystone XL, the proposed oil pipeline that’s long been looming over his environmental legacy. more »»

Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term jobless

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Confronting the persistent joblessness that has marred the economic recovery, President Barack Obama won commitments Friday from more than 300 companies to reach out in their hiring to... more »»

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in December

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending at a solid pace for the second straight month in December even though their income was flat. Consumer spending rose 0. more »»

Google poised to execute long-delayed stock split

January 31, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is finally ready to split its stock for the first time, more than three years after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began discussing a move engineered to ensure they... more »»

Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance hikes

January 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of homeowners in coastal and flood-prone areas would win protection from sharply higher federal flood insurance premiums under legislation muscled through the... more »»

Fed to reduce pace of bond buying by another $10B

January 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with a plan to shrink its bond-buying program because of a strengthening U.S. econom. more »»

Super Bowl ads show signs of maturity

January 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Forget slapstick humor, corny gimmicks and skimpy bikinis. This year’s Super Bowl ads promise something surprising: Maturity. There won’t be any close-up tongue kisses in Godaddy’s a. more »»

Pressure mounts for Apple to expand its horizons

January 29, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. more »»

FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

January 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans. more »»

 
 

 

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