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Expectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:37
Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling....

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:27
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates....

Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:24
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia....

Democrats reframe debate on health care

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing....

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:05
NEW YORK (AP) -- What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?...

McDonald's names new US president again

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:34
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years....

At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:56
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others....

Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

Fri, 2014-08-22 07:41
Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners....

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

Fri, 2014-08-22 01:31
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it....

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Fri, 2014-08-22 01:19
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....

Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:14
A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year....

Deals only a click away for back-to-school season

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:56
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school....

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:47
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday....

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year....

Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:42
DETROIT (AP) -- When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board....

US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:40
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year....

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs....

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:15
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) -- Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree....

Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:28
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much....

Women small business owners struggle to get loans

Wed, 2014-08-20 10:48
NEW YORK (AP) -- Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank....