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  • Stocks end higher, extending a modest rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading. Coca-Cola rose 4 percent after reporting higher sales of non-carbonated beverages. Johnson & Johnson rose 2 percent after its income rose. Toll Brothers and other homebuilders fell...

  • US stocks turn higher in choppy trading

    Major U.S. stock indexes are turning higher in the late afternoon as the market shuffles between gains and losses. Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola rose after reporting encouraging quarterly results, but homebuilders fell following a survey showing weak sentiment among builders. Apple and Netflix...

  • Janet Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and...

  • Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The growth of Mexico's middle class is creating a new market for fancy goods and services for dogs. Those include clothing and accessory boutiques, spas and restaurants with doggie snacks cooked by a pastry chef. It's a startling cultural shift in a country where a dog's...

  • US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading, giving up an early gain. Beazer Homes, Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Coca-Cola rose after reporting higher sales of...

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, after scant 0.1 percent increases in the previous two...

  • Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results. Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola both rose after reporting their earnings from the first quarter of the year. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5...

  • Inflation rebounds in March to 1.5 percent annually, quieting fears of disinflation

    Inflation rebounded in March to 1.5 percent year-over-year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday, in a development that will help allay fears that the economy is too weak to prevent ongoing disinflation despite the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts. Headline inflation had slowed to...

  • State economy showdown: Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Mike Pence vs. Chris Christie

    A new report that gauges the economic future of all 50 states could weigh on the 2016 GOP primaries by showing that low tax states such as Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin have a much better outlook than high taxers like New Jersey.

  • Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies

    Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.

  • An alternative approach to the gender pay gap

    President Obama has made it clear that the gender pay gap is at the top of his talking points heading into the months before the midterm elections, but his preferred solution isn't going anywhere, even as alternatives that might be viable go unexplored.

  • German economic confidence slips on Ukraine worry

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future. The ZEW survey of investment analysts fell to 43.2 points from 46.6 the month before and below markets expectations for 45.0....

  • Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets. The interest rate on a 13-week treasury bill issued Tuesday fell to 2.45 percent, compared with 3.1 percent for a similar issue last month,...

  • Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

    NEW YORK (AP) — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors. IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. Eighty-nine companies have raised $19 billion through sales of new stock so far in 2014, according to Dealogic. But demand for more...



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