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Obama, Fed chair Yellen discuss outlook for economy

April 11, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy improving, President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed the outlook for near and long-term economic growth during a Monday afternoon meeting in the Oval Office, the White House said. Obama and Yellen also talked about the state of the labor market, inequality and potential risks [&hellip...

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Feds eye 4,000-well drilling project across Uinta Basin

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal land managers are eying a major oil and gas drilling project that would cross the heart of the Uinta Basin, covering three unincorporated towns and several rivers and reservoirs. The Bureau of Land Management this week...

Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation into whether Google facilitates illegal behavior, an appeals court ruled. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a district judge who had sided with...

UK leader Cameron publishes tax returns, aims to defuse row

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Protesters call for the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron outside the Conservative party’s spring forum in central London, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (John Stillwell/PA via AP) DUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron published his...

Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

April 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, people wait in front of an Apple store in Munich, before the worldwide launch of the iPhone 6s. The government’s fight with Apple over an encrypted iPhone may be the first of many battles in a broader war over who...

3 killed in Alaska plane crash; searchers find 1 survivor

April 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A woman is the lone survivor after a small commercial airplane carrying four people crashed Friday on a southeast Alaska island, according to the head of a rescue group that hiked to the wreckage on a snowy mountain. The Cessna 206...

Uber offers refunds after Mexico City pricing spat

April 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Cars drive along what would usually be a very busy thoroughfare in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. City authorities have barred millions of vehicles from the streets due to a pollution alert. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Uber...

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street loss, yen’s strength

April 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Money traders work in front of the computer screens with the day’s exchange rate between yen and the U.S. dollar, top right, and Nikkei stock index, bottom right, at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Asian stock markets...

4 Fed leaders face questions about their powerful jobs

April 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Moderator Fareed Zakaria, left, listens as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, second from left, speaks while seated beside former Federal Reserve chairs Ben Bernanke, second from left, and Paul Volcker, far left, during a forum, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in...

World Bank hikes aid to poor nations fighting global warming

April 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is boosting spending to help poorer countries battle global warming and power 150 million homes with renewable energy. The bank released a 59-page climate action plan Thursday designed to help less developed nations meet...