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  • Consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO – Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON – More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK – The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival d ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    NEW YORK – Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Dave Says: Don’t use kid’s college savings plan to pay down debt

    Dear Dave,My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each i ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

    MOSCOW – Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald’s for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • AbbVie 2Q profit climbs 2.8 percent

    NORTH CHICAGO – Drugmaker AbbVie Inc.’s second-quarter profit increased nearly 3 percent and beat analysts’ expectations, as sales soared for the worl ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW – Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Global tensions can’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank’s finances look shaky.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • U.S. durable goods orders up 0.7 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that s ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Caterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines

    PEORIA – Caterpillar’s second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.The constr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
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