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Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

December 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co. more »»

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

December 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Twitter is trying to make it easier for users to report abuse. The short messaging service said Tuesday that the new tools will roll out to users over the coming weeks. more »»

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

December 3, 2014 DETROIT — American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend. more »»

Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

December 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy... more »»

Cypress Semiconductor buying Spansion for $1.59B

December 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion. Spansion stockholders will get 2. more »»

US factory growth slips in Nov. but still healthy

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong. more »»

FBI looking into hack of Sony computers

December 2, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which reportedly caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. more »»

Swiss reject plan to hoard gold, limit immigration

December 1, 2014 BERN, Switzerland — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected three citizen-backed proposals to protect the country’s wealth by investing in gold, drastically limit immigration and eliminate a special ta... more »»

LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

December 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Retirement should have been a “slam dunk,” the 62-year-old Texas widow says. more »»

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

December 1, 2014 RENO, Texas — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry’s traditional... more »»

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

November 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. more »»

Eurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank

November 29, 2014 LONDON — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0. more »»

Swiss to vote on gold-buying plan

November 29, 2014 GENEVA — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold. more »»

Oil plunge is threat, boon to global economies

November 29, 2014 A plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

US appeals WTO ruling against meat labels

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

November 28, 2014 VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. more »»

General strike shuts down services throughout Greece

November 28, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency... more »»

WTO diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

November 28, 2014 GENEVA — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. more »»

Japan inflation eases in October

November 28, 2014 TOKYO — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest econom. more »»

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. more »»



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