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Disney movies lift results in 4th quarter

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — The success of The Walt Disney Cos.' movies, including the animated tale "Frozen" and the Marvel movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," lifted the media company's fiscal fourth-quarter results. more »»

Illinois lawmakers approve fracking rules

November 7, 2014 CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers signed off Thursday on long-awaited rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling, clearing the way for companies to get "fracking" permits and unleash what they hop... more »»

Bank of America taking $400M litigation charge

November 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Bank of America says it is taking a $400 million charge to cover additional litigation costs and cut its results for the third quarter. more »»

Survey: US businesses add 230,000 jobs in October

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, a private survey said, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas. more »»

Tesla sets delivery record; losses mount

November 6, 2014 DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago. more »»

OPEC shaken by Saudi price move

November 6, 2014 VIENNA — Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. more »»

Russian ruble hits all-time low

November 6, 2014 MOSCOW — Russia's ruble hit an all-time low on Wednesday after the country's central bank said it would dial back its support for the struggling currency in international market. more »»

Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

November 5, 2014 LONDON — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S. more »»

Engine-maker Rolls-Royce to cut 2,600 jobs

November 5, 2014 LONDON — Airplane engine-maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC says it will reduce its staff by 2,600 over the next 18 months. more »»

Alibaba profit down, invests in mobile

November 5, 2014 NEW YORK — Alibaba's financial results in its first quarter as a publicly traded company highlight its strategy of plowing its profit back into investments, particularly in mobile commerce and... more »»

Burger King: Chicken Fries lift US sales

November 5, 2014 NEW YORK — Burger King said bringing back its "Chicken Fries" helped sales jump in the U.S. and Canada by the biggest amount in two years. The Miami-based chain said Tuesday that global sales rose 2. more »»

Midterm elections carry high stakes for US economy

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Tuesday’s elections come just as U.S. more »»

Stock market’s recovery is led by drugmakers

November 4, 2014 NEW YORK — For stocks, it’s just what the doctor ordere. more »»

Duck farming fading away on New York’s Long Island

November 2, 2014 FLANDERS, N.Y. — When Brooklyn chef Jason Marcus talks about preparing Long Island duck, he can’t help salivating. more »»

China economic growth falls in October

November 2, 2014 BEIJING — China’s manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a survey released Saturda. more »»

Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

November 2, 2014 DETROIT — Nissan says it’s recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. more »»

Russia’s top radio station slapped by government

November 2, 2014 MOSCOW — The Russian government’s communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine. more »»

Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of dropping oil prices

November 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months. more »»

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

November 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more »»

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

November 1, 2014 MIAMI — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92. more »»

 
 
 

 

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