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Asian stocks slip as investors await Fed’s likely rate hike

March 14, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks fell Wednesday as the Fed met to decide on whether to hike interest rates in view of improvements in the U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index lost 0.3 percent to 19,549.43 and South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,128.12. The Hang Seng in Hong [&hellip...

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Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

March 13, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ budget analysts projected...

Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal

March 11, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday, March 10, 2017, to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the...

A robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

March 11, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Job seeker Kiana Cupit works on her resume during a resumes writing class at the Texas Workforce Solutions office in Dallas, Friday, March 10, 2017. U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but...

CEO: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport needs up to $10B in upgrades

March 11, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport needs up to $10 billion in improvements to runways, taxiways and other parts of the airfield, its chief executive says. “We have four runways that are 40 years old. We have roadways and...

Cooperation, payments to owners help VW avoid bigger penalty

March 10, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Volkswagen is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in Detroit federal court for cheating on...

Stocks rise higher after strong jobs report; tech leads

March 10, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialist Charles Boeddinghaus, left, and trader Kevin Lodewick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 10, 2017. Stocks are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported solid job gains in the U.S. a...

Book filled with blank pages tops Amazon’s best seller list

March 10, 2017 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

In this June 30, 2011, file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. A joke book “written” by a conservative author and filled with blank pages in a dig at Democrats topped Amazon’s list of best...

RadioShack files for second bankruptcy in 2 years

March 9, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo shows a RadioShack store in Dallas. Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years. The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court...

Sears, watching spending and inventory, limits adjusted loss

March 9, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears Holdings Corp. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, reported a loss of $607 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) NEW YORK (AP) —...