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Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment
Issued: May 14, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators...
Judge says he won't toss FedEx drug indictment
Issued: May 14, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping...
Stubborn GE scientist creates new fuel-saving material
Issued: May 14, 2015
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — For nearly three decades Krishan Luthra stubbornly labored away in a General Electric research lab on a long-shot effort to cook up...
The bid for Avon that apparently was not
Issued: May 14, 2015
NEW YORK — An apparently bogus offer to take over Avon Products that appeared on a regulatory website sent its stock on a wild ride Thursday and...
House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with...
Senate panel would require Congress OK to close Guantanamo
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has approved legislation requiring congressional approval of any plan submitted by President Barack Obama before the...
US stock indexes end higher, breaking three-day slump
Issued: May 14, 2015
U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index. ...
House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with...
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage up third straight week
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the third straight week. ...
Senate calls for retaliation against currency manipulation
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to stiffen enforcement against alleged currency manipulation by China and other U.S. trading partners that makes it...
Consumer agency opens inquiry on student loan services
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — Do companies that service student loans make more money when they provide less service? The federal government's consumer watchdog...
Senate under pressure after House votes to end NSA program
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — After the House's lopsided bipartisan vote to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records,...
Monthly average of unemployment claims falls to 15-year low
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits ticked lower last week, pushing down the four-week average of applications to its...
US producer prices fall in April; food, energy costs drop
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April. ...
Warren has irked Obama before, but trade deepens their rift
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician...
Obama convenes Camp David summit with Gulf state leaders
Issued: May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal...
Contested Utah law could impact contact lens industry
Issued: May 14, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — A law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that took effect this week in Utah is a setback for the nation's largest...
Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base
Issued: May 13, 2015
SEATTLE — The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal...
US stock indexes end mostly lower after a listless day
Issued: May 13, 2015
Weak U.S. retail sales data helped set the stage Wednesday for a listless day of trading on Wall Street. ...
Facebook pushes to improve benefits, pay for contractors
Issued: May 13, 2015
NEW YORK — Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees. ...
Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
Issued: May 13, 2015
WASHINGTON — Senators reached a deal Wednesday to move forward on President Barack Obama's trade agenda only one day after Democrats embarrassed...
Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year
Issued: May 13, 2015
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's...
Officials say train in deadly wreck was going over 100 mph
Issued: May 13, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at more than 100 mph before it ran off the...
Macy’s sales to overseas tourists pinched by stronger dollar
Issued: May 13, 2015
CINCINNATI — Macy's is feeling a big chill from international tourists because their money isn't going as far as it used to. ...
More celebrity women taking on role of business owner
Issued: May 13, 2015
NEW YORK — These days, one of the most-coveted roles among A-list actresses is business owner. ...


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