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Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

August 15, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — Naysayers have been calling shares of Warren Buffett's company overpriced for decades. more »»

Coca-Cola bets on energy with Monster stake

August 15, 2014 ATLANTA — Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion; the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the rapid growth of energy drinks. more »»

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

August 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other treatments in the pipeline really... more »»

Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

August 14, 2014 MOLINE, Ill. — Deere’s profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. more »»

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small... more »»

US retail sales flat in July

August 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite recent job gains. more »»

Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year. more »»

Study questions need for people to cut salt

August 14, 2014 A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be a... more »»

Mexico: State firm gets 83 percent of oil reserves

August 14, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Mexico's state-owned oil company will retain rights to exploit 83 percent of the country's proven and probable reserves under the newly enacted opening of the energy business, although... more »»

US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years. The July deficit was $94. more »»

US job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May’s total of 4. more »»

Apple's jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

August 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and... more »»

FDA approves lung preservation machine

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. more »»

Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in Sept.

August 13, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — When it opened just over two years ago, many hoped Revel would save Atlantic City's struggling casino industry, which has been bleeding money and jobs for years. Now the $2. more »»

Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

August 11, 2014 MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico’s state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companie. more »»

US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks

August 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. more »»

Barneys to pay $525K in profiling probe

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints... more »»

Chiquita gets buyout offer from Safra, Cutrale

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Chiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about $611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Grou. more »»

Judge wants settlements of GM lawsuits

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — A New York judge has told lawyers he’ll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switche. more »»

Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

August 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. more »»

 
 

 

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