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Activist investor fights over DuPont's future

January 10, 2015 NEW YORK — A fight for control of DuPont Co. more »»

Steel company lays off 500 employees

January 10, 2015 BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — A steel company that caters to the energy industry is laying off 500 employees at facilities in Conroe, Texas, and at Blytheville. more »»

Parties near settlement for oil train victims

January 10, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — Parties involved in a proposed $200 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train disaster that killed 47 people asked a Canadian judge Friday to give them until September t... more »»

How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. more »»

JC Penney to shut 40 stores, cut 2,250 jobs

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. said that it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability. more »»

Coca-Cola cutting up to 1,800 jobs

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs. The world's biggest beverage maker says it began notifying workers in the U.S. more »»

NYC to start banning restaurant plastic foam

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's... more »»

House rejects bid to ease bank regulations

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The House Tuesday rejected legislation altering a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank overhaul of financial services regulations that would give U.S. more »»

FAA to require airlines use data to prevent accidents

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — New federal rules announced Wednesday will require airlines to collect and analyze safety data in an effort to spot troubling trends and help prevent accidents. more »»

US companies stepped up hiring in December

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth. more »»

FTC chief says gadget industry must prioritize privacy

January 7, 2015 LAS VEGAS — While consumer electronics companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and “smart” home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing... more »»

Obama taps community banker for Fed

January 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has selected the former head of a community bank in Hawaii to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board. more »»

Coach buying Stuart Weitzman for $530M

January 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Coach is expanding its footwear collection. more »»

Jewell orders review of firefighting strategy

January 7, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is... more »»

Calif. breaks ground on bullet train

January 7, 2015 FRESNO, Calif. more »»

The price of US oil dips briefly below $50

January 6, 2015 NEW YORK — The price of oil plunged again Monday and briefly dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time in more than five years as evidence mounted that the world will be oversupplied with oil thi... more »»

Carmakers finish strong in 2014

January 6, 2015 DETROIT — Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s... more »»

Is Europe ready for Greek Crisis 2.0?

January 6, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — Talk of Greece crashing out of the euro is back. more »»



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