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  • Container shipping rise bodes well for trade

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The world’s largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade – and possibly ec ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Google’s pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the worl ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee

    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 prof ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    NEW YORK – HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

    NEW YORK – At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the cha ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    WASHINGTON – A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.A child born in 2013 will cost a ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Dave Says: When asking for a raise, base it on your performance

    Dear Dave,What’s your advice on asking for a raise at work when you have more responsibility than a ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx illegal prescription drug case

    SAN FRANCISCO – Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:02 pm
  • U.S. producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • U.S. factory output surges in July

    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 ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

    NEW YORK – After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environme ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Supervalu latest to suffer data breach

    NEW YORK – A data breach at Supervalu may have affected as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recentl ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy 10 years later

    ATHENS, Greece – In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling mini ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:12 am
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