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Governors jockey behind closed doors as 2016 looms
Issued: February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association. It's the...
NY lawyer: Argentina not responding to negotiation requests
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — A lawyer appointed to lead negotiations between U.S. bondholders and Argentina over unpaid debts said Thursday the South American nation is...
Judge rules against American Express in antitrust suit
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal...
The Real Reason Walmart Is Raising Worker Pay
Issued: February 20, 2015
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will raise its base hourly wage to $9 beginning in April. By the following February, all employees will make at...
Fannie Mae posts $1.3B profit in 4Q; paying $1.9B dividend
Issued: February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter. That's down sharply from $6.5 billion a...
9/11 comment escalates US-Gulf airlines spat over subsidies
Issued: February 20, 2015
DALLAS — U.S. airlines have been sparring for several years with fast-growing Persian Gulf rivals that seem to be poaching passengers from the...
2nd deal to sell costly Atlantic City casino falls through
Issued: February 19, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J.— Another deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel casino is dead.

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Dow, S&P 500 slip as utility stocks weigh on market
Issued: February 19, 2015
NEW YORK — Most U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower as a slide in utility companies weighs on the market. ...
Colorado residents are first to ask feds to block legal pot
Issued: February 19, 2015
DENVER— Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own...
Everyone agrees: It's cold, but could get colder across US
Issued: February 19, 2015
Much of the U.S. continued to shiver and suffer in bitter cold Thursday. Temperatures and wind chills dipped near zero or below in the Midwest,...
Attorney general nominee defends British bank investigation
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general is defending her office's handling of a money-laundering investigation...
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa Purchase Volume Up 8.9% in 2014
Issued: February 19, 2015
CARPINTERIA, Calif.--American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa brand consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the...
A123 sues Apple, says it poached battery engineers
Issued: February 19, 2015
NEW YORK — Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and...
Freddie Mac 4Q profit drops sharply, plans to pay dividend
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $227 million for the fourth quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2013, as it...
Gauge of US economy posts slight 0.2 percent January gain
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy rose in January by the smallest amount in five months, indicating the...
NBC channel is now live on PCs, devices in 10 markets
Issued: February 19, 2015
NEW YORK — Television viewers in 10 U.S. markets are now able to watch their local NBC stations live on computers and mobile devices — as long as they...
Freddie Mac 4Q profit drops sharply, plans to pay dividend
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $227 million for the fourth quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2013, as it...
Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt hit record in December
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in December despite investors in China and Japan, the two biggest...
2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at hospital
Issued: February 19, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly...
Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may...
AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave,...
White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery,...
Donald Trump sues Miami suburb over noise ordinance
Issued: February 19, 2015
DORAL, Fla.— Just weeks after city officials in suburban Miami awarded Donald Trump the key to their city, he's accusing them of having an...
Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows —...
US stock market ends mostly lower
Issued: February 18, 2015
The U.S. stock market is ending with small losses after minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting in January showed that policymakers were in no hurry to...


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