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U.S. home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

posted: 11/21/2017 11:23 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes.

Debt, decline hobble landline firms

posted: 11/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Some of the biggest landline phone providers in the U.S., from Connecticut to Arizona, are running headlong into a debt crisis after borrowing heavily to add more territory and then failing to escape the industry's decline.

Increase fuel tax, group advises

posted: 11/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Part of the national and state debate on how to fund the nation's infrastructure needs is a rhetorical tussle over what to call the costs at the pump: Are the collections per gallon of fuel user-based fees or fuel taxes?

Turkey glut reduces meals' cost

posted: 11/21/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

There's plenty of turkey for second helpings this Thanksgiving.

FCC will debut plan to undo regulations on Internet services

posted: 11/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Communications Commission is expected this week to reveal the latest details of a plan to roll back the government's net neutrality regulations.

Yellen to leave Fed board after new chairman arrives

posted: 11/21/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.

Justice Department sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

updated: 11/20/2017 5:17 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

Tyson Foods: New facility to create 1,500 jobs

updated: 11/20/2017 3:04 p.m. Discuss

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.

Destination spot for bankruptcy filings: Virginia

updated: 11/19/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The Toys R Us world headquarters are on a sprawling wooded campus next to a reservoir in Wayne, N.J., on a street that bears the name of the company's iconic mascot, Geoffrey the giraffe.

Proposal puts burden on owners

posted: 11/19/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners.

Firms size up 'climate leave'

updated: 11/19/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Even the workplace has to adapt to the warming world. As climate change creates more intense storms, companies have started preparing for work disruptions because of extreme weather.

Developer files U.S. complaint to halt use of its fresh-produce packaging

posted: 11/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

There's a secret to how grocery stores keep fresh, ready-to-eat fruits and salads stocked all year round for busy Americans: It's all in the packaging.

Comcast, Verizon have eye on Fox assets

posted: 11/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. have looked into acquiring a big portion of 21st Century Fox Inc., swooping in after talks to sell film and television assets to Walt Disney Co. cooled, according to people familiar with the matter.

Pilot store relies on mobile app, tech

posted: 11/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. The idea is to let consumers walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line at a cashier.

Tech firms look at ‘climate leave’

posted: 11/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Even the workplace has to adapt to the warming world. As climate change creates more intense storms, companies have started preparing for work disruptions because of extreme weather.

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