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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

A man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin identified himself as its creator.

World shares rise as China exports improve

World shares rose Wednesday after China reported improved exports in December, salving nerves about the world's No. 2 economy, though a rally in Shanghai's stock market was short-lived. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Despite job gains, US stocks slip a day after sharp plunge

Stocks slipped Friday morning, a day after the market had its worst day in three months. Indexes gave up an early gain driven by a report of strong job growth in December. The week is shaping up to... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Friday's US jobs report: Will hiring survive global turmoil?

For months, U.S. employers have steadily added jobs even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk. Friday's jobs report for December may provide some hints of whether that trend... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Chinese investors swearing off stocks after price turmoil

Yang Lihua was one of millions of small investors Beijing encouraged to join a stock-buying frenzy last year. But the Shanghai newspaper editor sold after prices collapsed in June and she vowed... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Global stocks sink after China index dives 7 percent

U.S. stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping sharply after a plunge in China and declines in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores

Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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US stocks ended 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

Stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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How to spend $5 trillion: a record-breaking year in deals

Companies around the world spent a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

For most Russians, it's not New Year's without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Changing consumer tastes forcing companies like General Mills to change … fast

Grocery store favorites like Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper are hurting. Cheerios, still the nation’s No. 1 cereal brand, needs some help. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Spain ruling party could be out with big vote for upstarts

A strong showing Sunday by a pair of upstart parties in Spain's general election upended the country's traditional two-party system, with the ruling Popular Party winning the most votes but falling... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Holiday sales show online shift

More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Women are getting paid more in corporate America — possibly because there are fewer of them

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Fear and loaning: Investors are running from junk bonds

The junk-bond market has something to really fear: fear itself. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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The agitators behind Dow, DuPont, Yahoo moves

Dow Chemical, DuPont and Yahoo didn't so much leap toward new corporate futures this week. They were pushed. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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New Argentine president promises major changes and honesty

Argentine President Mauricio Macri was sworn in Thursday, inheriting myriad economic problems from the often-divisive outgoing President Cristina Fernandez, who skipped the inauguration in a final... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Jobs report's big question mark: Will pay growth continue?

Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay? Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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GM, Fiat Chrysler sales up in November, but Ford was flat

November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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US stocks inch higher in early trading

U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as markets around the world are holding up better than many expected in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid

Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors, shocked into action by this year's migration of... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Greece: No agreement with creditors on bailout release

Greece failed to convince European creditors Monday to release vital bailout funds to shore up the country's public coffers and its crippled banks but hopes are high that a deal will be concluded... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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China promises to make currency freely traded by 2020

China announced Tuesday it will allow its tightly managed yuan to trade freely by 2020, potentially easing trade tensions with the United States and other nations. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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HSBC may defer decision on moving headquarters from London

HSBC, Europe's largest bank by market value, may defer into next year a decision on whether to move its headquarters out of London, with management conceding Monday they might need more time to... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Chevron cutting up to 7,000 jobs as oil profits shrink

Chevron is cutting up to 7,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, the latest indication of the toll that low oil prices are taking on the industry. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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New VW CEO urges more open corporate culture after scandal

Volkswagen's new CEO says the company needs to place less emphasis on raw sales numbers as it recovers from a scandal over evading emissions testing on its diesel engines. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Boehner to push budget vote over conservative opposition

House Republican leaders on Tuesday pushed toward a vote on a two-year budget deal despite conservative opposition, relying on the backing of Democrats for the far-reaching pact struck with... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Ford 3Q earnings more than double on demand for trucks

Pickup trucks powered Ford Motor Co. to record North American results in the third quarter, and the company expects the trend to continue for a while. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Balancing act: Now is the time to set work-life balance goals

I've been meeting with my team at work to help them set goals for 2016. As a result, it occurred to me that I could stand to set some goals for myself, too, starting with plans to build better... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015

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Stocks edge higher in early trading; GE jumps on earnings

ocks edged mostly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from the day before. Investors pored over the latest corporate earnings news. The price of oil rose. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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US stocks move higher; energy, GE, Twitter are among gainers

U.S. and global stocks rose in midday trading Monday after a gloomy jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Stocks rise on expectations Fed won't hike rates this year

World stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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VW: 'Nothing has changed' at Tennessee plant despite scandal

Inside Volkswagen's only U.S. assembly plant there's little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world. Sparks fly off robotic welding arms, new... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015

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Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed

Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015

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Brazil's economy plunging; no relief in sight

A currency hitting historic lows. Unemployment at a five-year peak. Consumer spending in the dumps, and a grinding political crisis that's frozen leaders' ability to push through Congress measures... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Stocks closed lower Thursday on mounting evidence that global growth is slowing. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar fell sharply after lowering its revenue forecast and announcing that it plans to... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Hacking, China's maritime claims overshadow Xi's US visit

As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when he hosted President Barack Obama at their last summit... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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VW chief 'sorry' after EPA says firm skirted clean air law

The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities drop in July

Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell again in July as China, the biggest foreign owner of U.S. government debt, cut back its holdings. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015

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