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Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:28:03 GMT2017-09-19T17:28:03Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective....



Markets Right Now: Banks, tech lead stocks slightly higher

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:16 GMT2017-09-19T16:00:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



US stocks edge higher in early trading; oil prices rise

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:44:31 GMT2017-09-19T15:44:31Z

Banks, insurers and other financial companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in morning trading Tuesday, adding to modest gains from the day before. Technology stocks also helped lift the market, while health care companies lagged the most. Crude oil prices headed lower, giving up early gains....



Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:00:20 GMT2017-09-19T15:00:20Z

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators....



Ask Brianna: How can I budget when my rent is so high?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:27 GMT2017-09-19T14:20:27Z

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com ....



Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:09:36 GMT2017-09-19T14:09:36Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget....



US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:50 GMT2017-09-19T14:01:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building....



Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:10 GMT2017-09-19T14:01:10Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bob Evans Farms is being sold to Post in a deal worth about $1.53 billion, giving the cereal maker a stronger presence in the grocery store through Bob Evans' valuable refrigerated sides business....



US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:52:01 GMT2017-09-19T12:52:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies....



How major US stock market indexes fared Monday

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:12:09 GMT2017-09-18T21:12:09Z

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Monday, led by banks and other financial companies. The latest gains nudged the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. Both indexes posted record highs on Friday. Industrials stocks also rose, while retailers and other consumer-focused companies lagged the most....



Indiana nursing home company sues former executives

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:38:28 GMT2017-09-18T20:38:28Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A nursing home management firm in Indiana has sued several former executives who are already criminally charged with embezzling more than $16 million from the company....



Orbital ATK and CF Industries jump while Hasbro skids

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:27:29 GMT2017-09-18T20:27:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:...



Fed likely to pare its bond portfolio even with outlook hazy

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:29:18 GMT2017-09-18T16:29:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Federal Reserve meets this week, it's sure to take account of the economic consequences of two devastating hurricanes....



Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:43:40 GMT2017-09-18T15:43:40Z

The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of a 1,032-unit complex near Princeton, New Jersey....



Liz Weston: Squeamish about buying used items? Get over it

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:48:10 GMT2017-09-18T14:48:10Z

Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff....



US homebuilder sentiment falls in September

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:00:15 GMT2017-09-18T14:00:15Z

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials....



GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:57:53 GMT2017-09-18T12:57:53Z

DETROIT (AP) -- About 2,500 workers at a General Motors factory in Canada that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security....



Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:58:01 GMT2017-09-18T11:58:01Z

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion as activity in defense sector heats up amid rising global tensions....



This Week: Housing starts, Fed meeting, CarMax earnings

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:05:12 GMT2017-09-18T05:05:12Z

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:...



Irma's damage a reminder of Florida economy's vulnerability

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:31:43 GMT2017-09-17T19:31:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People....



Genworth Financial and Intel rise as Oracle slides

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:26:31 GMT2017-09-15T20:26:31Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:...



Doubts arise on whether corporate tax cut would boost growth

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:12:47 GMT2017-09-15T20:12:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For President Donald Trump, what's good for General Motors is great for American workers. Same for Boeing. And AT&T. Not to mention small businesses....



Bitcoin ... the way to the future or path to financial ruin?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:49:57 GMT2017-09-15T19:49:57Z

Bitcoin, hailed in some quarters as the future of currency, is having a rough week, with a flurry of rumors that China will shut down exchanges and the head of a major U.S bank calling bitcoin a "fraud."...



McDonald's to switch out Happy Meal apple juice

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:04:26 GMT2017-09-15T19:04:26Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Happy Meal is getting a new apple juice....



Recalls this week: 4-drawer dressers, stake lights

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:40:24 GMT2017-09-15T18:40:24Z

More than 175,000 dressers are being recalled because they can tip if not anchored properly, posing a risk to children. Stake lights that can cause light refraction-related damage are also among this week's recalled consumer products....



US rig count drops by 8 this week to 936

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:59:37 GMT2017-09-15T17:59:37Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by eight this week to 936....



Macy's trims holiday hires by nearly 4 percent

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:26:10 GMT2017-09-15T16:26:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Macy's is increasing the number of temporary workers it's hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent....



Employers stepped up hiring in 6 US states last month

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:53:04 GMT2017-09-15T15:53:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hiring picked up in six U.S. states last month, fell in three and was mostly unchanged in 41 states in August....



US businesses increase stockpiles in July

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:08:21 GMT2017-09-15T14:08:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in July, but at a slower pace than in June. Sales also rose by a small amount....



Survey: Factory activity in New York state remains solid

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:02:35 GMT2017-09-15T14:02:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Factory activity in New York was strong this month after reaching a three-year high in August....



Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:49:54 GMT2017-09-15T13:49:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey's damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries....



US retail sales dipped 0.2 pct. in August as auto sales fell

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:38:52 GMT2017-09-15T13:38:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers cut back on their shopping in August by the largest amount in six months as declining auto sales offset gains in other areas....



Trump says no decision yet on Yellen but likes her 'a lot'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:13:22 GMT2017-09-14T23:13:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he has not made a decision yet on whether he will re-nominate Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for another term but says he respects her "a lot."...



Mnuchin: Plane request was about national security

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:43:48 GMT2017-09-14T22:43:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the initial request for use of a government plane for his European trip last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience on his honeymoon....



Markets Right Now: Dow ekes out another high in mixed day

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:11:36 GMT2017-09-14T20:11:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...



The Latest: Trump calls Mnuchin 'honorable man'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:58:09 GMT2017-09-14T19:58:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's use of government planes. (all times local):...



Long-term US mortgage rates remain at lowest level this year

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:47:36 GMT2017-09-14T16:47:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, leaving the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate at the lowest level this year....



When to use a public adjuster for hurricane insurance claims

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:18:41 GMT2017-09-14T16:18:41Z

Anyone who suffered damage from hurricanes Harvey or Irma will be thankful if they have homeowners or windstorm coverage and flood insurance . But much work lies ahead. Filing claims for major damage can be a full-time job because you must document every loss and negotiate a fair settlement. Omissions and missteps you make can mean a lower payout....



US jobless benefit applications fell by 14,000 last week

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:05:31 GMT2017-09-14T15:05:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week but still remained elevated as hurricane disruptions impacted layoffs for a second week....



Higher gas, housing costs lift US consumer prices 0.4 pct.

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:04:34 GMT2017-09-14T15:04:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests inflation could be picking up, but the figures were likely distorted by Hurricane Harvey....



Different ways to zap your debt: Which is for you?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:47:06 GMT2017-09-14T14:47:06Z

American consumer debt has rebounded to prerecession levels, and the category that includes credit cards hit a record $1.02 trillion this summer. Maybe your credit card debt has crept up too, setting your own personal record....



Study: US government its own worst enemy

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:05:33 GMT2017-09-14T02:05:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new analysis by the Harvard Business School outlines why U.S. voters are so frustrated with their political leaders - there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and Democrats to deliver actual results on major policies such as education, health care, taxes and infrastructure....



Business Highlights

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:51:57 GMT2017-09-13T21:51:57Z

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Irma sends South Florida retail spending down 72 percent

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:20:20 GMT2017-09-13T21:20:20Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hurricane Irma sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area down more than 72 percent over a three-day period, according to one payment technology company....



How major US stock market indexes fared Wednesday

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:03:38 GMT2017-09-13T21:03:38Z

U.S. stock indexes finished with tiny gains Wednesday as retailers jumped after a strong hiring forecast from Target and energy companies rose along with oil prices....



US budget deficit up slightly to $107.7 billion in August

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:22:58 GMT2017-09-13T18:22:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government recorded a slightly larger deficit in August than a year ago, while the deficit through the first 11 months of this budget year is well above the same period last year....



Police arrest CEO of world's largest meatpacker

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:29:35 GMT2017-09-13T16:29:35Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the CEO of the world's largest meatpacker for allegedly using their own plea bargains to gain an advantage in financial markets....



Target stocks up on staff, raising holiday hiring 40 percent

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:42:47 GMT2017-09-13T15:42:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers with easy-to-find goods and fast service....



Target recalls nearly 180,000 dressers that can tip over

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:27:41 GMT2017-09-13T14:27:41Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Target says it is recalling nearly 180,000 dressers because they can tip over and pose a risk to children....



US producer prices rose in August as energy costs shot up

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:37 GMT2017-09-13T14:00:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months....



US producer prices increased 0.2 percent in August, led by energy costs jumping 3.3 percen...

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:30:21 GMT2017-09-13T12:30:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- US producer prices increased 0.2 percent in August, led by energy costs jumping 3.3 percent....



Centene up sharply after $3.75B acquisition of Fidelis in NY

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:54:39 GMT2017-09-13T11:54:39Z

Shares of Centene are up sharply before the opening bell after the Medicaid coverage provider said it will expand into New York through a $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care....



American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:20:55 GMT2017-09-12T23:20:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household only last year finally earned more than it did in 1999....



Florida airports open but cancellations linger after Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:42:44 GMT2017-09-12T21:42:44Z

Most commercial airports in Florida reopened Tuesday, but activity was limited and hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed as the state recovered from Hurricane Irma....



Olive Garden 'Pasta Pass' offers Italy option

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:22:43 GMT2017-09-12T21:22:43Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Olive Garden's Pasta Pass will give some diners a chance to eat rigatoni in Italy....



Home Capital investors reject investment from Buffett's firm

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:07:08 GMT2017-09-12T19:07:08Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Shareholders of Canadian lender Home Capital Group have rejected Warren Buffett's offer to buy a second large block of stock in the company....



Mnuchin says he's still hopeful for tax bill by year's end

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:26:23 GMT2017-09-12T16:26:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that he is hopeful Congress will pass a major tax overhaul this year and signaled that the administration would be open to changes sought by Congress to improve the chances for passage....



Postings of US job openings hit a record high in July

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:59:40 GMT2017-09-12T15:59:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Job openings posted by U.S. employers reached an all-time high in July, suggesting that the steady hiring of the past year will endure....



How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:05:20 GMT2017-09-12T15:05:20Z

If you've read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they're throwing their money away on avocado toast and dining out, while others claim they're killing the earnings of restaurant chains by cooking at home more....



Rates on short-term bills rose at US Treasury auction

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:55:47 GMT2017-09-11T21:55:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level since October 2008....



Harvey and Irma to slow US economy but rebound should follow

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:13:40 GMT2017-09-11T21:13:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy....



Pilgrim's Pride buys Moy Park from biggest shareholder JBS

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:07:24 GMT2017-09-11T19:07:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pilgrim's Pride says it paid about $1 billion to buy U.K. poultry producer Moy Park from its biggest shareholder JBS, which has been selling off its assets amid a corruption scandal in Brazil....



States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:11:41 GMT2017-09-11T17:11:41Z

DETROIT (AP) -- New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards....



Tesla adding charging stations in city centers

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:12:52 GMT2017-09-11T15:12:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tesla Inc. is building electric charging stations in city centers to attract urban buyers who don't have a garage to charge in....



Liz Weston: Predict 'surprise' bills, no crystal ball needed

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:31:12 GMT2017-09-11T14:31:12Z

It doesn't take much to upend many Americans' finances. A car that won't start, a furnace that dies or a trip to the hospital can leave households struggling to make ends meet....



Worst-case scenario not happening and insurance sector soars

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:55:56 GMT2017-09-11T13:55:56Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though damage from Hurricane Irma is extensive, property insurers are breathing a sigh of relief with the storm nowhere near as catastrophic as many had feared....



Delayed Minnesota lawsuit against Syngenta heads to trial

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:42:03 GMT2017-09-10T20:42:03Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A test lawsuit goes to trial in Minneapolis Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically-engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports....



Insider Q&A: Higher pay needed to support stronger growth

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:34:24 GMT2017-09-10T15:34:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sluggish pay raises have been an Achilles' heel for American workers since the Great Recession ended more than eight years ago - and a major headwind for faster economic growth....



Tourism, agriculture businesses brace for Irma's impact

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:27:28 GMT2017-09-08T21:27:28Z

After knocking down parts of the vital tourism industry in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is spinning toward Florida, another vacation haven....



GE Aviation's Indiana engine factory hopes to grow workforce

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:48:36 GMT2017-09-08T20:48:36Z

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Production is slowly growing at GE Aviation's jet engine factory in western Indiana, though much of the $110 million plant is quiet two years after it opened....



AP Sources: Feds probe Uber's tracking of Lyft drivers

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:12:15 GMT2017-09-08T20:12:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe....



US consumer borrowing increased in July

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:12:24 GMT2017-09-08T19:12:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans....



Target announces lower prices, shares fall

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:38:00 GMT2017-09-08T17:38:00Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Target says it is discounting thousands of products throughout its stores, sending its stock down and dragging most of the retail sector with it....



Japan's economy is growing, but slower, quarterly data show

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 01:41:05 GMT2017-09-08T01:41:05Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese economy grew at a slower pace in the April-June quarter, not the surprisingly strong spurt indicated by an earlier estimate, according to revised government data Friday, although signs of a revival are holding up....



Airline seats disappearing as Irma approaches Florida

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:06:15 GMT2017-09-07T20:06:15Z

Airline seats out of Florida before Hurricane Irma are running out....



Long-term US mortgage rates fall to lowest level this year

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:39:33 GMT2017-09-07T15:39:33Z

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Why your disaster kit needs a home inventory

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:37:51 GMT2017-09-07T14:37:51Z

Imagine losing everything in a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, then having to list all of your possessions to file an insurance claim - every plate, holiday decoration and piece of clothing for starters....



US productivity improved at ho-hum 1.5 pct. rate in spring

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:46:35 GMT2017-09-07T12:46:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. workers' productivity rose a bit more this spring than initially reported, but the gains were relatively weak and a key reason why recent economic growth has been modest....



Hurricane Harvey spikes US jobless aid applications to 298K

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:41:29 GMT2017-09-07T12:41:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas and Louisiana....



Largest Nordic bank moves HQ to inside EU banking union

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:56:37 GMT2017-09-07T07:56:37Z

HELSINKI (AP) -- The Nordic region's largest bank says it will move its administrative headquarters from the Swedish capital to Helsinki in Finland, which is part of the European banking union....



National Retail Federation lowers annual retail forecast

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:21:29 GMT2017-09-06T22:21:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest retail trade group is downgrading its annual forecast after a slew of government data revisions....



Banking regulators sign off on Cabela's sale to Bass Pro

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:55:24 GMT2017-09-06T21:55:24Z

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) -- The roughly $4 billion sale of outdoor outfitter Cabela's to rival Bass Pro Shops appears ready to close after regulators approved the sale of Cabela's credit card unit....



Trump's harsh message to immigrants could drag on economy

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:26:00 GMT2017-09-06T19:26:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- James Harrison, the owner of a Phoenix-based specialty construction firm, employs three workers protected by an Obama-era immigration program that the Trump administration took steps Tuesday to eliminate ....



CSX says its rail service is improving after major delays

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:21:36 GMT2017-09-06T19:21:36Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- CSX railroad said Wednesday that its service is improving after a summer marked by delays as it overhauled its operations....



Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for 'personal reasons'

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:51:36 GMT2017-09-06T16:51:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer will resign next month for personal reasons, leaving a fourth vacancy on the seven-member Fed governing board....



Gap to shift focus to Old Navy, Athleta stores

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:28:35 GMT2017-09-06T15:28:35Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gap Inc. says it will shift its focus to its growing brands Old Navy and Athleta, and away from the Gap and Banana Republic....



US services sector expanded at stronger rate in August

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:46:42 GMT2017-09-06T14:46:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. services businesses grew at a faster pace in August as measures for new orders and hiring improved, though some of those gains could disappear temporarily in the wake of damage from Harvey....



US trade deficit widened slightly in July as exports slipped

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:43:20 GMT2017-09-06T12:43:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in July as exports slipped a bit more than imports....



Danish drugmaker reaches settlement with US authorities

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:14:29 GMT2017-09-06T09:14:29Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it has reached a $46.5 million settlement with U.S. authorities over allegations that it hadn't properly communicated safety information when marketing a medicine to treat type 2 diabetes....



Toyota Tacoma is best performer in insurance crash tests

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:05:43 GMT2017-09-06T04:05:43Z

RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Toyota Tacoma was the best performer among small pickups in insurance industry crash tests....



New Nissan Leaf gets more range, but is it enough?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 01:04:50 GMT2017-09-06T01:04:50Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan is turning over a new Leaf, adding 43 miles (69 kilometers) of range to the world's top-selling electric car while dropping its price to undercut Tesla's Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt....



Interest rates unchanged in weekly US Treasury auction

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:38:17 GMT2017-09-05T22:38:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged in Tuesday's auction....



Chipotle says queso will fill gap in menu, help sales

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:22:34 GMT2017-09-05T21:22:34Z

DENVER (AP) -- Chipotle hopes its new queso dip will satisfy its customers' cravings - and help reinvigorate sales that have been hurt by food scares....