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Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

May 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is emerging from hibernation after a bleak winter. Consumers are ramping up spending, businesses are ordering more goods and manufacturers are expanding. more »»

GOP blocks Democrats’ minimum wage try in Senate

May 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s economic plans and ensuring the issue will... more »»

As Facebook matures, it looks to grow mobile reach

May 1, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. more »»

US economy likely to rebound from slow 1st quarter

April 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — Expect a dreary report Wednesday when the government issues its first estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the January-March quarter. more »»

Court upholds EPA rule on cross-state pollution

April 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from... more »»

Advertisers back away from NBA’s LA Clippers

April 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team’s owner. more »»

Pfizer still pursuing AstraZeneca after rebuff

April 29, 2014 LONDON — Pfizer Inc. more »»

Comcast, Charter to divvy up cable subs

April 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Comcast announced on Monday a series of subscriber swaps designed to help clear the way for regulatory approval of its acquisition of Time Warner Cable. more »»

Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age

April 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. more »»

Burger King bringing back ‘Subservient Chicken’

April 28, 2014 NEW YORK — Burger King is bringing back one of its strangest advertising creations if you don’t count its creepy King — the Subservient Chicke. more »»

France warns Alstom against ‘precipitous’ tie-up

April 28, 2014 PARIS — French President Francois Hollande met Sunday with top members of the government to discuss Alstom, hours after the economy minister warned the engineering company not to pursue a... more »»

Congress returns to work ... to do the bare minimum

April 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum. more »»

Judge: Philly newspapers to be sold to insiders

April 27, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers will be sold at an ascending-bid auction open only to insiders, a Delaware judge ruled Frida. more »»

A fading middle-class perk: lower mortgage rates

April 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates. Now, even that perk is fading away. more »»


April 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. more »»

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

April 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The nation’s top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people’s homes. more »»

Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street

April 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — In Satya Nadella’s first quarterly earnings release as chief executive, Microsoft Corp. more »»

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate’s spring buying season is off to a weak start. more »»

Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola’s pay plan

April 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola’s highly contested pay plan for its executives. more »»

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

April 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling... more »»



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