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  • Boeing can thrive even without Export-Import Bank financing

    It is hard to justify government involvement in foreign purchases from Boeing when private sources of financing have never been more plentiful.

  • Support wanes for stopping tax inversions before November elections

    Although lawmakers in both parties are concerned about them, Democrats aren't likely to call a vote regarding "tax inversions" before the election.

  • Cheaper drugs can also mean less choice without savings for patients

    The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."

  • Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Wednesday following Wall Street's decline and weak Japanese machinery orders while investors mulled the timing of a possible U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.4 percent to 15,686.43 and China's Shanghai Composite Index...

  • US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673...

  • Why aren't any bankers in jail, Elizabeth Warren asks

    Warren launched into an extended criticism of regulators at a Senate hearing after Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said that he didn't know whether his agency had referred any bank executives to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.

  • Business owners: NLRB's McDonald's decision will ruin franchise model

    Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?

  • Regulators hope to finish major mortgage rule this year

    Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

  • Job openings have spiked this year, but hiring lags

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings held steady in July at just under 4.7 million.

  • Higher capital requirements coming for big banks

    Requiring big banks to hold extra capital is required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and the Basel III international accords on banking regulations, both of which were drafted in the wake of the 2008 crisis to prevent bank failures that threaten to bring down the financial system and...

  • Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is taking its users shopping. The short messaging service began testing a "Buy" button Monday that lets some of its users make purchases or donate money to charities without leaving Twitter. Initial partners include music stars Eminem and Brad Paisley, retailers Home...

  • Slump in energy stocks pulls US indexes lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in energy companies is pulling the U.S. stock market slightly lower. Exxon Mobil led the declines in the Dow Jones industrial average as the price of oil fell to the lowest level since January. The Dow fell 26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,111 Monday. The Standard &...

  • US consumer borrowing jumps by most in 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances. The Federal Reserve said Monday that overall consumer borrowing jumped $26 billion in July to $3.24 trillion. The 9.7 percent increase matches April's gain as the...

  • Stocks fall as oil price slump hits energy sector

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market fell Monday, pulling back from a record high reached last week. Energy stocks fell the most as the price of oil slumped. Campbell Soup declined after the company said its 2015 income would miss analysts' expectations. Yahoo, which owns a stake in Alibaba,...

  • Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest...



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