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Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream

April 13, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Looking for new ways to engage with its audience, Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety o... more »»

Monsanto OKs $975M La. plant expansion

April 13, 2016 LULING, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards and company officials said Tuesday that Monsanto Co. has approved a $975 million expansion. more »»

World Bank: East Asian growth to remain over 6 pct in 2016

April 12, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is expected to remain resilient despite the slowdown in China and a gloomy global outlook, the World Bank said Monday. The U.S. more »»

US stock indexes waver ahead of company earnings reports

April 12, 2016 NEW YORK — Stocks ended Monday’s session mostly unchanged as investors waited for first-quarter company earnings to start rolling in. more »»

Canadian Pacific ends bid to buy Norfolk Southern

April 12, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — A major railroad merger appears unlikely in the near future after Canadian Pacific dropped its roughly $30 billion bid for Norfolk Southern on Monday. more »»

Obama, Fed chair Yellen discuss outlook for economy

April 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — With the U.S. more »»

US, Goldman Sachs reach $5B settlement

April 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with... more »»

UK leader Cameron publishes tax returns, aims to defuse row

April 11, 2016 DUBLIN — British Prime Minister David Cameron published his income tax returns for the past seven years Sunday in hopes of defusing criticism over his investment in an offshore trust run by his late... more »»

Experts caution self-driving cars aren’t ready for roads

April 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by... more »»

Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

April 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world’s largest hotel chain. more »»

Tourism to France up in 2015 despite attacks

April 9, 2016 PARIS — The overall number of tourists visiting France in 2015 rose marginally compared with the year before to reach an all-time high despite the two deadly attacks in Paris in January and Novembe. more »»

Jetpack company exec hurt during test flight

April 9, 2016 DENVER — An executive of a company that develops jetpacks is in serious condition after crashing during a test flight of one of his products in Denve. more »»

EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens

April 8, 2016 BERLIN — A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don’t cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the... more »»

Judge: Govt wrongly ignored costs to MetLife of threat tag

April 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — A federal judge says the government acted unreasonably by ignoring the costs to MetLife of being targeted for stricter supervision as a potential threat to the financial system. U.S. more »»

IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

April 8, 2016 PORTLAND, Ore. — The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience store. more »»

Gap's shares plummet as sales continue to slide

April 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Gap Inc. just can't seem to shake off the blues. more »»

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

April 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. more »»

Verizon dips another toe into online-video programming

April 7, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Could the next "House of Cards" be coming to your phone? That's what Verizon hopes now that it's paid more than $100 million for a piece of the online-video studio AwesomenessTV. more »»

Cost of 3 destroyers grows by $450M

April 7, 2016 BATH, Maine — The price tag for the most expensive destroyer built for the U.S. Navy is still growing. more »»



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