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Machinists chief once called pensions ‘sacred’

January 1, 2014 SEATTLE — The national union chief who has forced a vote on a pension-freezing Boeing contract proposal once called those retirement plans sacred and derided alternatives as risky. more »»

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

December 31, 2013 LAS VEGAS — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned... more »»

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

December 31, 2013 WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and... more »»

Judge ends Katrina lawsuits against feds

December 30, 2013 NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. more »»

Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

December 30, 2013 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Increasingly vocal in its frustration over U.S. more »»

Judge ends Katrina flooding lawsuits against feds

December 29, 2013 NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. more »»

High stakes for US families losing jobless benefit

December 29, 2013 WESTMINSTER, Calif. more »»

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

December 28, 2013 WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant... more »»

Target: Customers’ encrypted PINs stolen

December 28, 2013 ATLANTA — Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month. more »»

Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

December 27, 2013 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. more »»

Suit: IPO bad for Empire State Building investors

December 27, 2013 NEW YORK — Thousands of stakeholders in the Empire State Building lost more than $400 million in potential profits when the managing owners rebuffed potential buyers in order to sell public shares i... more »»

Weak US card security made Target a juicy target for hackers

December 23, 2013 NEW YORK — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better. more »»

Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile

December 23, 2013 NEW YORK — Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world’s biggest phone carrier. The deal ends a lengthy courtship and could boost sales of the iPhone in Chin. more »»

US economy expands at 4.1 pct rate

December 21, 2013 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. more »»

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

December 21, 2013 NEW YORK — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. more »»

Target: 40 million card accounts may be breached

December 20, 2013 Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year. more »»

Oil rises, natural gas prices soar

December 20, 2013 The price of oil rose 1 percent Thursday as stockpiles declined and new indications that demand is rising in the U.S., the world's largest crude consumer. more »»

Fed will reduce bond purchases by $10B in January

December 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has sent its strongest vote of confidence in the U.S. more »»

Neiman Marcus posts 1Q loss on expenses

December 19, 2013 DALLAS — Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. on Wednesday posted a loss for its fiscal first quarter due to costs tied to its recent acquisition, along with other unusual costs. more »»

Year-end agreement: Budget heads to final passage

December 18, 2013 WASHINGTON — Year-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate... more »»



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