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US job market’s lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

September 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. more »»

For Europe’s vast unemployed, hopes remain dim despite efforts

September 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank’s latest economic stimulus plans won’t likely provide much relief anytime soon. more »»

Congress coming back, must avoid shutdown

September 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to preven... more »»

Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record

September 6, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — China’s Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO — an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market debut. more »»

Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

September 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence... more »»

Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again

September 6, 2014 CHESAPEAKE, V. more »»

Motorola emphasizes design in smartwatch

September 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist device. more »»

Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

September 6, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines fo... more »»

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

September 5, 2014 NEW YORK — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King an... more »»

Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

September 5, 2014 NEW YORK — Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play... more »»

Ruling against BP could mean $18B in fines

September 5, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation’s worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the company acted with “gross... more »»

FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer class

September 5, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. — Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments. more »»

Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

September 5, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small... more »»

Europe’s job market has strengths the US doesn’t

September 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. more »»

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

September 4, 2014 NEW YORK — Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. more »»

Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant

September 4, 2014 RENO, Nev. more »»

Crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts

September 4, 2014 DETROIT — The shift in American car-buying toward trucks and crossover SUVs is creating great deals on compact and midsize cars. more »»

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

September 4, 2014 As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. more »»

It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

September 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.. more »»

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

September 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. more »»



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