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US homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January
Issued: January 20, 2015
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period...
Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees
Issued: January 20, 2015
WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for...
Shake Shack plans to raise up to $80M from IPO
Issued: January 20, 2015
NEW YORK— Burger chain Shake Shack, which got its start as a single hot dog cart in New York City, plans to raise up to $80 million from an initial...
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change
Issued: January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models...
Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
Issued: January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the...
Mass. retailers ask for ZIP code, and lawsuits follow
Issued: January 19, 2015
Some suits allege retailers make customers think a ZIP code is needed to use a credit card. ...
Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers
Issued: January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on...
GOP divided over using budget process on health care law
Issued: January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care...
Real state of the union is a snapshot of our lives
Issued: January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — They call it the State of the Union address. But presidents spend more time laying out their to-do lists and beseeching Congress, mostly...
Obama's address to pitch tax proposals to help middle class
Issued: January 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and...
US mainland dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom
Issued: January 17, 2015
MADISON, Wis. — Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain. ...
Oil-company rally snaps 5-day losing streak
Issued: January 17, 2015
NEW YORK — A surge in oil and gas companies pulled the stock market out of a five-day slump on Friday, as the price of crude swung higher. ...
Rising oil lifts energy companies and stock market
Issued: January 16, 2015
NEW YORK — Energy companies are fueling a rally that snapped a five-day losing streak for the stock market. ...
Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings
Issued: January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos. ...
In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in
Issued: January 16, 2015
ASPEN, Colo. — At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny...
Funding boom shows power of tech startups, raises concerns
Issued: January 16, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been...
US factory output rises 0.3 percent in December
Issued: January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. factory production rose in December as manufacturers churned out more furniture, computers and steel, offsetting a small decline in...
US consumer prices drop 0.4 percent in December
Issued: January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and...
Strong dollar means cheap gas, imports for US, pain abroad
Issued: January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — As the global economy has weakened, a forcefully stronger U.S. dollar has emerged. ...
US stocks rise in early trading
Issued: January 16, 2015
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is rising at the open as energy shares climb along with oil prices. ...
Goldman Sachs 4Q earnings fall 10 percent
Issued: January 16, 2015
NEW YORK — Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs reported a 10 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Friday, hurt by a fall in trading activity....
U.S. stocks end lower after bank earnings fall
Issued: January 15, 2015
NEW YORK — The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks. ...
Despite low gas prices, federal gas tax hike appears unlikely
Issued: January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs. ...
'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each
Issued: January 15, 2015
Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine...
U.S. wholesale prices drop 0.3% in December
Issued: January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices fell in December by the largest amount in more than three years, reflecting the biggest monthly decline in the cost...


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