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Stock market inches to record ahead of holiday
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business i...
By Steve Rothwell The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
U.S. agency threatens to act against air bag maker
DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver’s air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall. In a letter to Takata’s Washington office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin...
By Tom Krisher The Associated Press FULL STORY
Weak consumer and business demand may slow U.S. growth
WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year. The figures released Wednesday were a mild disappointment after data the previous day showed the economy had expanded...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Japanese firm to build rail cars near Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A Japanese firm said it will go ahead with plans to build light-rail cars in Los Angeles County, a month after threatening to pull out when talks with organized labor groups stalled, transportation officials announced. The county Metropolitan Transportation Authority said at least ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks
NEW YORK — Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company. Netflix says in the lawsuit that two companies paid Michael Kail commissions of up to 15 perc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Twitter now tracks other apps you’ve installed
NEW YORK — Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter Inc. said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on their pho...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Boston Market CEO on Thanksgiving, food courts
NEW YORK — Thanksgiving is a big day for Boston Market, which every year sells turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other dishes for those who don’t want to cook. The rotisserie chicken chain says its sales of heat-and-serve meals for the holiday are up 20 percent from last year. Beyond Thank...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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