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Here’s why home sales are finally surging

June 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Real estate has gotten hot again. Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market. more »»

Airline checked bag fees set 1Q record

June 23, 2015 NEW YORK — U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three months of this year, airlines took in $1. more »»

Dorsey would have to give up Square to be Twitter CEO

June 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Jack Dorsey would have to give up his post at Square if he’s to become CEO of Twitter. more »»

Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47-billion bid for Cigna

June 23, 2015 Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business. more »»

Williams rejects ETE bid, mulls possible sale

June 23, 2015 DALLAS — The Williams Cos. rejected a $48 billion buyout offer from Energy Transfer Equity, but said that it may still put the natural-gas pipeline company up for sale. more »»

Game of chicken over Greece risks slipping out of control

June 22, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — OK, guys. You can swerve now. more »»

Cybertheft adds to US-China tensions ahead of nearing talks

June 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Tensions between the U.S. more »»

Italian prosecutors seek to indict Bank of China, 297 people

June 22, 2015 SHANGHAI — Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month. more »»

Anthem proposes to buy Cigna for $184 per share

June 22, 2015 NEW YORK — After getting the cold shoulder, U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said it’s raising its offer to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. for about $47 billion, including cash and stock. more »»

EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for heavy semi-trucks

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack... more »»

Unemployment rates rose in half of US states

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn’t immediately find jobs. more »»

Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, sai... more »»

McDonald’s to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

June 19, 2015 NEW YORK — The burger chain that put “supersize” into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald’s says the number of U.S. more »»

Eurozone leaders to hold emergency summit on Greece

June 19, 2015 LUXEMBOURG — The eurozone’s 19 leaders have been summoned to an emergency summit next week after talks about Greece’s bailout ended in acrimony on Thursday, intensifying fears that the country was... more »»

Calif. reveals details of self-driving car accidents

June 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the... more »»

Fitbit shows off its pipes in NYSE debut

June 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Fitbit flexed some muscle Thursday and its shares rocketed almost 50 percent higher in the first day of trading for the fitness tracking gear make. more »»

Greece, creditors dig in their heels on eve of meeting

June 18, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece and its creditors publicly blamed one another for an impasse in bailout talks Wednesday, on the eve of a eurozone finance ministers’ meeting billed as key to their outcome. more »»

Wall Street powerhouse poised to loan money to Main Street

June 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Wall Street’s most iconic investment bank has decided to open its doors to Main Street. more »»

AT&T hit with FCC fine for $100M

June 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. more »»



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