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US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

August 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. more »»

N.M. chile gets certified-product safeguards

August 20, 2014 BERNALILLO, N.M. — Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion. more »»

McDonald's to sell packaged coffee

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its restaurants. more »»

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. more »»

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

August 18, 2014 ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. more »»

Bourbon production reaches high point since ‘70s

August 18, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. more »»

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

August 17, 2014 PANAMA CITY — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. more »»

Feds close probe of lethal refinery blast

August 17, 2014 SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. more »»

US producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

August 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0. more »»

US factory output surges in July

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. more »»

Why global turmoil hasn’t sunk US markets. Yet.

August 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. more »»

Three-wheeled Elio closer to going on sale

August 16, 2014 ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. more »»

Supervalu latest to suffer data breach

August 16, 2014 NEW YORK — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. more »»

US producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0. more »»

Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

August 15, 2014 NEW YORK — The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. more »»

GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

August 15, 2014 NEW YORK — General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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