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Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

posted: 11/30/2015 11:07 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

Rush now on to build a better battery

posted: 11/30/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at most American's fingertips right now: the battery.

Investors have appetite for food delivery firms

posted: 11/30/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Just eight months after raising $40 million from venture capitalists, DoorDash is making another run. The San Francisco food delivery startup is in talks to raise financing at a valuation of at least $1 billion, said people with knowledge of the matter.

U.S. mandate on truck logs closer to reality

posted: 11/29/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Dave Osiecki, executive vice president and chief of national advocacy for the American Trucking Associations, preached patience to a group of safety professionals gathered for a convention in Little Rock earlier this month.

One-day delivery expense a barrier

posted: 11/29/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it?

Pesticide makers dispute role in bee die-offs

posted: 11/29/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.

In-store sales, cyber-deals fight it out

posted: 11/28/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

More and more shoppers will buy their Christmas presents from home this year with a simple click of a computer mouse or a tap on a mobile-device screen.

Wal-Mart, others deliver apologies after snaillike websites frustrate shoppers

posted: 11/28/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was among the retailers issuing apologies along with discounted merchandise on Friday.

Urban gardens fall to new construction

posted: 11/28/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. -- After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site.

Disease decimates Florida groves

posted: 11/28/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Florida oranges are threatened with destruction if scientists and the government can't find a way to stop an Asian bug from spreading a tree-killing disease.

Consumer spending inches up 0.1%

posted: 11/26/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.

EPA out to pull OK for herbicide

posted: 11/26/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a new weedkiller to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Bounce reported for sales of homes

posted: 11/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.

Severe illness feared from Costco chicken salad; 19 sickened

posted: 11/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent food-borne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.

Sales slumping, Deere predicts '16 profit

posted: 11/26/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Deere & Co., the world's largest farm equipment manufacturer, forecast fiscal 2016 profit and posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates even as lower crop prices reduce the money that growers have for spending on new tractors and combines.




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