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Fed officials discussed possible rate hike ‘fairly soon’

February 22, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

  In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Financial Services Committee for the Fed’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again “fairly soon,”...

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T.J. Maxx parent steps up expansion, plans new home chain

February 22, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 18, 2007 file photo shows a sign outside the TJX Cos. headquarters in Framingham, Mass. TJX, whose concept of selling popular brand at discounts has stolen share away from the traditional pillars of retailing, is accelerating its pace of expansion....

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

February 22, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Greg Mulligan on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Declines in energy and industrial stocks are leading U.S. indexes slightly lower in early trading as the market comes off a record closing high the day before. (AP...

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Enchanted Lands, REALTORS®

February 22, 2017 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Enchanted Lands, REALTORS® has been in a solid growth pattern since 2010, experiencing a whopping 120% increase in their total sales volume since that time. Currently, they are looking to expand their reach and market share...

Deal hunger sends food stocks higher; US indexes at records

February 21, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York’s Financial District. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP...

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

February 21, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. enjoyed accelerated business at its core U.S. namesake stores in the fourth-quarter, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as it drew more...

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

February 21, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, June 3, 2016 file photo, an American Airlines passenger jet takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami. American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most...

HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit dives

February 20, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

HONG KONG (AP) — London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped by more than 80 percent following a year of “unexpected economic and political events” that contributed to volatile markets and influenced investment activity....

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekend

February 20, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225...

Detroit to hold job fair to fill seasonal positions

February 18, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit seeks to fill seasonal positions in its general services and recreation departments. A job fair is scheduled March 8 at the Northwest Activities Center. Work will start as early as next month. Available positions include...