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Tax season begins as IRS begins to accept returns

What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Faced with array of risks, CEOs increasingly pessimistic

Facing a cocktail of risks from the economic slowdown in China to the rise of the Islamic State group, chief executives around the world are more pessimistic about the global economy than at any... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices

Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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US home builder confidence held steady in January

Confidence among U.S. home builders held steady in January even though builders' expectations about future sales dipped slightly. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt

Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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China's slowdown challenges government, companies

China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years,... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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China's slowdown challenges government, companies

China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years,... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries at start of World Economic Forum

As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event's founder is in somber mood. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Bank of America 4Q profit rises 10 percent, beats forecasts

Bank of America profits rose nearly 10 percent in the fourth quarter as the bank cut costs and generated better results from lending and other activities in its consumer banking division. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Flint crisis clouds Snyder’s State of the State address

Last year at this time, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was boasting about the state’s financial accomplishments, toying with a presidential run, and delivering a State of the State address that... Read more »

Published Jan. 18, 2016

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Another potential 'First Guy' on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly Fiorina, the former technology CEO seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Read more »

Published Jan. 18, 2016

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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient

Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don't have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new "community solar array" being built on the... Read more »

Published Jan. 17, 2016

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China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai

Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's... Read more »

Published Jan. 17, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2016

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Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

After two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts by agreeing to cooperate on safety issues in the future. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2016

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Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2016

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China's Haier buying GE appliance unit for $5.4 billion

Haier Group, the world's biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.'s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2016

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IRS chief sets April 18 filing date; promises better service

Taxpayers nationwide will get a few days' grace this year to file their returns thanks to a little-known holiday in the nation's capital. And the head of the IRS promises 1,000 more customer... Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2016

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Best Buy reports weak holiday shopping results, outlook

Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and... Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2016

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US stocks open mixed, stabilizing a day after a plunge

Stocks are mixed in the early going as the market stabilizes following its worst drop since September. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2016

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