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  • Report: Ohio workers productive but making less

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio workers are more productive and better educated these days, yet they aren't necessarily making more money as a result, according to a new report. Ohio productivity grew by nearly 67 percent between 1979 and 2013, while median hourly wages fell by 1.1 percent when...

  • Delta packs planes, key revenue figure rises

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose 2 percent in August, slightly below the carrier's record in July and its previous forecast for the whole third quarter. The shares fell in morning trading. Delta had predicted a month ago that the figure — revenue...

  • GM reports 1.2 percent August sales decline

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says its U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent last month as rising truck and SUV sales couldn't offset falling car sales. Three of GM's four brands reported declines for the month. GMC, which sells only trucks and SUVs, reported a 10 percent increase. The company said it...

  • Correction: Server Farms-Cleveland story

    CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about computer data centers, The Associated Press, relying on information from the company BYTEGRID, erroneously described electricity costs. Power can cost 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour in the northeastern U.S., not 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt in the...

  • $60M plant to turn sugarcane waste to sugars, fuel

    MATHEWS, La. (AP) — A Helsinki company's U.S. subsidiary plans a $60 million plant in Louisiana to turn sugar cane waste into industrial sugars and biofuels. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Virdia Inc. managing director Otavio Pontes said Tuesday the project will create 120 construction jobs and 81...

  • Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. In its survey released Wednesday, the Forum said the U.S. — the world's largest economy — moved up two...

  • Conservative analysts warn of growing Fannie and Freddie

    In a major speech in May, Watt announced that he would be redirecting the agencies' mission from shrinking Fannie and Freddie's market footprint toward expanding mortgage credit.

  • Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 15,798.52 and Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still...

  • House Republicans question Jack Lew over 'too big to fail'

    Rep. Scott Garrett, chairman of the capital markets subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter to Lew Tuesday with six other Republicans warning that the council's treatment of insurers "has led to uncertainty in the insurance industry and raised concern that the...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Alaska, West Coast lead U.S. in receiving welfare

    The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 7 percent of people in the Frontier State receive public assistance from the federal or state government, more than a percentage point more than the state with the next highest rate.

  • Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its insurance proceeds to pay for the...

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator aims to boost low-income lending

    The FHFA proposal calls for the agency to buy more refinancing mortgages for low-income families and to increase Fannie Mae's goals for low-income families in multifamily units.

  • MetLife in the dark as 'too big to fail' label looms

    For more than a year, a regulatory super-group has investigated whether MetLife poses a systemic risk to the financial system if it fails, the way that insurer AIG did in the 2008 crisis.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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