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GOP tax plan lowers rates, repeals popular breaks

February 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — A sweeping House Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s tax laws would wipe out a slew of popular tax breaks to help pay for lower overall tax rates, a politically risky move in an... more »»

Incentives are coming for payments by phones

February 27, 2014 BARCELONA, Spain — Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. more »»

Phone makers look to emerging markets for growth

February 26, 2014 BARCELONA, Spain — Here’s the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various Internet services. more »»

Gov’t: Cut out junk food ads in schools

February 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line. more »»

EBay responds to Icahn, says sticking with PayPal

February 25, 2014 NEW YORK — EBay and activist shareholder Carl Icahn are continuing their war of words over PayPal. The billionaire has been pressuring the e-commerce company to spin off the online payment business. more »»

Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

February 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don’t... more »»

Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s

February 25, 2014 The ASSOCIATED?PRESS NEW YORK — Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.. more »»

Oil train wrecks spur railroad safety measures

February 23, 2014 BILLINGS, Mont. — Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. more »»

Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones

February 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumer. more »»

Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

February 22, 2014 CELAYA, Mexico — Mexico is on track to become the United States’ No. more »»

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

February 22, 2014 TOKYO — PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. more »»

Obama budget to drop benefit cost-of-living trims

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday. more »»

US applications for jobless benefits drop to 336k

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell a slight 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, a sign that layoffs remain lo. more »»

FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

February 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission says it won’t appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equall. more »»

Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills

February 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage. more »»

Actavis to buy Forest Labs in $25 billion deal

February 19, 2014 Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. for about $25 billion, catapulting little-known Actavis into the world's N. more »»

More aid for Greece to be decided ‘after summer’

February 18, 2014 BRUSSELS — A decision on whether crisis-stricken Greece gets more financial assistance or debt relief won’t be made until “after the summer,” a top eurozone official said Monday. more »»

Stimulus bill was good for economy

February 18, 2014 RANCHO MIRAGE, Cali. more »»

Cyprus President trumpets energy boost for Turkey

February 18, 2014 NICOSIA, Cyprus — An agreement to end the 40-year division of Cyprus could give Turkey access to ample supplies of gas and reboot its relations with Israel, the president of the small Mediterranean... more »»

NC Gov. McCrory briefed on Duke coal ash lawsuit

February 18, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. more »»



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