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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, file photo, technicians repair machinery at Madelaine Chocolates factory in the Queens borough of New York. The Federal Reserve reports on output from U.S. factories, mines and utilities in November on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

US factory output rises solid 0.6 pct. in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the […]

12/16/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

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Jobs report roundtable

A recent string of good news reports about the U.S. economy was sending shivers down the spines of many Wall Street traders who believe encouraging signs will push the Federal Reserve closer to puling back […]

12/06/2013

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Beyond Twitter: The next wave of tech IPOs brews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too. Twitter’s scintillating stock market debut punctuated a procession of highly […]

11/13/2013

Some results of a poll on Twitter and its upcoming IPO (AP)

Twitter faces skeptical investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some 36 percent of Americans say buying […]

11/04/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

No October jinx this time for the stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — October, with its history of big crashes on Wall Street, didn’t scare off investors this time. To the contrary, the stock market seemed unstoppable. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed […]

10/31/2013

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Sears considering spinning off Lands’ End

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is considering separating its Lands’ End and Sears Auto Center businesses from the rest of the company as it seeks to focus its attention on bolstering its business at its […]

10/29/2013

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Burger King sees early promise in Satisfries

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King says it’s attracting more customers with its new lower-calorie fries but is being careful not to call them a home run yet. The Miami-based company said Monday that it […]

10/28/2013

The Boeing Company logo.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Futures fall as US rally runs out of steam

NEW YORK (AP) — The investor zeal that flourished in the wake of the partial government shutdown and an extended rally for U.S. markets appear to be coming to a close amid a mixed bag […]

10/23/2013

The exterior view of JPMorgan Chase offices in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Govt, JPMorgan reach tentative deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person […]

10/20/2013

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