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Bill would standardize airline fees disclosure

March 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost... more »»

Pre-paid card users, under scrutiny, find tax refunds frozen

March 9, 2016 PHOENIX — Thousands of people have had their prepaid debit cards frozen when they try to direct their tax refund to their accounts, a result of financial industry efforts to combat an escalation in... more »»

Study: Renters’ rise extends beyond big US cities to suburbs

March 9, 2016 NEW YORK — In the American imagination, suburbs are places to buy a house and put down roots. But a growing percentage of suburbanites rent, according to a new study. more »»

FDA settles with drugmaker in fish-oil drug marketing case

March 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — The maker of a prescription fish-oil drug says it has reached a legal settlement that will allow it to promote unapproved uses of its drug for lowering fat levels. more »»

Bloomberg not to mount third-party bid for White House

March 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president as an independent — a move that would have roiled this year’s already extraordinarily... more »»

Stock market posts meager gains, led by energy companies

March 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Stocks wavered throughout the day but managed to eke out modest gains Monday as oil prices rose. more »»

Obama: Wall Street reforms have worked

March 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is rejecting criticism from those on the left and the right who say his administration hasn’t done enough to prevent another financial crisis. more »»

US appeals ruling in New York iPhone case

March 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is appealing a New York judge’s ruling that Apple cannot be forced to provide the government with access to locked iPhone data. more »»

Bailout inspectors to return to Greece

March 8, 2016 BRUSSELS — Greece’s bailout inspectors were cleared Monday to return to Athens to complete a much-delayed review of the government’s economic reform commitments that, if deemed sufficient, will pav... more »»

Exelon, Pepco offer $6.8B amended deal

March 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Exelon, in an effort to get its $6.8 billion buyout of Pepco approved, offered a new proposal Monday that it hopes will win the last regulator’s support. more »»

Seeds of trouble: Monsanto threatens to pull out of India

March 7, 2016 NEW DELHI — U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ahead with its plan to cut the company’s royalty fees. more »»

China’s top economic planner: ‘hard landing’ impossible

March 7, 2016 BEIJING — China’s top economic planning official on Sunday said it is impossible that the Chinese economy would have a “hard landing” — or a sharp slowdown after a period of robust growth — and... more »»

Musicians and media figures celebrate Murdoch -Hall wedding

March 7, 2016 LONDON — Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage Saturday alongside family members, media executives and music stars in a church considered the spiritual home of British journalism. more »»

Strong US job growth in Feb. helps dispel recession fears

March 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — A robust February jobs report showcased a resilient U.S. economy just as fears of a new recession had begun to surface. more »»

China cuts its economic growth target to 6.5-7 percent

March 5, 2016 BEIJING — China’s leadership cut this year’s growth target for its slowing economy to . more »»

US investigates brakes on 420K Ford F-150s

March 5, 2016 DETROIT — The U.S. government is investigating complaints that the brakes can fail on Ford's F-150 pickup truck, one of the most popular vehicles in the nation. more »»

US trade gap widens to $45.7 billion in January

March 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit rose in January as American exports fell for a fourth straight month, the Commerce Department said Friday. The gap between exports and imports climbed to $45. more »»

Millennials hire computers to invest their money

March 4, 2016 PHOENIX — Computers help us decide what route to take to the grocery store, who to date, and what music to listen to. more »»

Federal authorities seek to dismiss McClendon indictment

March 4, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal authorities sought Thursday to drop a criminal indictment of bid rigging against Oklahoma energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon, who died in a fiery crash just hours after the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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