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Obama wants limits on mergers by US companies overseas
Issued: July 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S....
Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The risk of losing your job in the U.S. is getting smaller and smaller. ...
Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand, higher fares
Issued: July 24, 2014
Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. ...
Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
Issued: July 24, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to...
Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
Issued: July 24, 2014
IMPERIAL, Pa. — The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company...
US new-home sales plummet in June
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. ...
US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. ...
Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad
Issued: July 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to...
Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around...
Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the finest ... and maybe the...
IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the...
Senate bill targets companies that move overseas
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big...
SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market...
Jeter turns part of attention to business
Issued: July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park. ...
US job-training review emphasizes data, employers
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says that as the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs. ...
Federal appeals court deals blow to Obamacare
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing billions...
US home sales increase 2.6% in June
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and...
Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide
Issued: July 22, 2014
DETROIT — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major...
Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy...
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism
Issued: July 21, 2014
CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater...
US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will...
Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Issued: July 21, 2014
Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and...
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Issued: July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination. ...
Private jet post-recession recovery an uneven ride
Issued: July 21, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. ...
Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region
Issued: July 20, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of...


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