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  • Economists lower forecasts for U.S. growth

    WASHINGTON – U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    NEW YORK – Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 mi ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

    RICHMOND, Va. – Big Tobacco may soon get smaller.The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Fri ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.
    July 10, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand

    CHICAGO – Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-effi ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected

    LONDON – More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth a ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

    LISBON, Portugal – The specter of Europe’s financial crisis is back to haunt investors.Worries over ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges

    NEW YORK – The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Fed split on signals for first rate increase

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-te ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • U.S. in middle of pack on financial knowhow

    WASHINGTON – The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, accor ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Boeing seals $56B Emirates Airline order

    NEW YORK – Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai’s Emirates Airline.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • More flights arriving late; complaints are rising

    WASHINGTON – More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    NEW YORK – General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

    NEW YORK – The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City’s taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent.
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
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