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Fed: Rate hike is likely this year

March 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. more »»

Tourists flocking to Cuba before Americans

March 24, 2015 HAVANA — Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. more »»

Obama’s new efforts to attract investments

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is announcing federal efforts to combine with states to attract more global investors to the United States. more »»

Home sales rebound slightly in February

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans bought homes in February, but tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather point to sluggish sales in the coming few months. more »»

US anti-drugs work in Colombia uses cancer-linked herbicide

March 23, 2015 BOGOTA, Colombia — New labeling on the world’s most popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that underpins U.S. more »»

Companies tap into Vermont’s maple potential

March 22, 2015 ISLAND POND, Vt. — Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmer. more »»

Lawsuit could end sports leagues’ all-or-nothing TV packages

March 22, 2015 NEW YORK — A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that force fans to buy hundreds of live games from around the league... more »»

Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

March 22, 2015 TBILISI, Georgia — For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia’s crumbling tourist trade is a health risk. more »»

Magazine publisher Meredith finds success focusing on women

March 21, 2015 DES MOINES — The nation’s top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s. more »»

FDA OKs genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

March 21, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying... more »»

Simon Property ups bid for Macerich to $16.8B

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and said it will be its best and final offer. more »»

UN deems weed killer a probable carcinogen

March 21, 2015 LONDON — One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. more »»

Hungary's junk credit rating upgraded by S&P

March 21, 2015 BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's junk credit rating has been upgraded by Standard & Poor's, which cited the country's improving growth outlook and its better preparedness to handle unexpected crises. more »»

Alaska fishermen’s vote highlights rift in marketing group

March 20, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska — A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska’s Copper River sockeye salmon by name. more »»

GM CEO Barra to be questioned in lawsuit

March 20, 2015 DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be questioned this fall by lawyers suing GM over its defective ignition switches. more »»

Fed wants further gains before rate hike

March 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — After holding interest rates at record lows for more than six years, the Federal Reserve still isn’t ready to start raising them. more »»

As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

March 19, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Look out, Internet Explorer. more »»

Starbucks CEO defends 'Race Together'

March 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company's new "Race Together" campaign that has been criticized for being naive and even using racial tensions to boost its bottom... more »»

FedEx 3Q profit jumps, but revenue disappoints

March 19, 2015 NEW YORK — FedEx Corp.'s third-quarter profit jumped more than 50 percent and beat Wall Street expectations on a mix of volume growth and lower fuel costs. more »»

Herbalife sees pyramid-scheme suit tossed

March 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A judge dismissed a lawsuit by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated th... more »»



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