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Starbucks raises prices on drinks, coffee

June 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in... more »»

Argentina lawyers to resolve debt saga

June 21, 2014 ROSARIO, Argentina — Argentina's president said Friday that her lawyers will reach out to a U.S. more »»

RadioShack stock closes below $1 per share

June 21, 2014 NEW YORK — RadioShack's stock closed below $1 per share Friday for the first time in its history, reflecting investors' concern over what lies in store for the long-struggling consumer electronics... more »»

Texas town considers banning fracking

June 20, 2014 DENTON, Texas — Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer field. more »»

Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems

June 20, 2014 NEW YORK — The scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists of a discount from Arizona State University, not money from the... more »»

Harley-Davidson testing electric motorcycles

June 20, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts? Motorcycle enthusiasts are about to find out as Harley-Davidson... more »»

Revel casino warns it will close without buyer

June 20, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel warned its staff Thursday that it will shut down this summer if a buyer can't be found in bankruptcy court. more »»

Number of millionaires up 2M to record

June 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Nearly 2 million people around the world became millionaires last year, a year-over-year increase of 15 percent, as surging stock and home markets lifted the fortunes of the wealthy. more »»

Yellen: US economy still needs help from Fed

June 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy still isn’t healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without the Federal Reserve’s hel. more »»

Feds add Chrysler to ignition, air bag probe

June 19, 2014 DETROIT — A U.S. safety agency has opened two investigations into Chrysler minivans and SUVs as part of a widening inquiry into air bag and ignition switch problems across the U.S. auto industr. more »»

GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

June 18, 2014 DETROIT — Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren’t shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year. more »»

YouTube to launch music service amid indie dispute

June 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — YouTube will launch a new subscription music service, the company acknowledged Tuesday after being dragged into a public dispute over royalties that will result in the blockade of some... more »»

IMF lowers estimate of US economic growth in 2014

June 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the year even though the job market won’t return to full employment until 201. more »»

GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition problems

June 17, 2014 DETROIT — General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths. more »»

FCC examining reasons for Internet traffic jams

June 14, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. more »»

Amaya buying PokerStars, Full Tilt owner for $4.9B

June 14, 2014 NEW YORK — The owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands is selling itself to Amaya Gaming Group Inc. in a $4. more »»

Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries

June 13, 2014 NEW YORK — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry. Historically, at this stage in the economy’s recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. more »»

Court rules for Pom Wonderful in dispute with Coke

June 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court. more »»

USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good

June 12, 2014 DES MOINES — The nation’s wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought, but corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the last month, the U.S. more »»

Lew says economy still facing major challenges

June 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday that the economy should grow at much stronger rates the rest of this year as the country overcomes the impact of a harsh winter. more »»

 
 

 

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