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Centers near port thrive in Georgia

posted: 03/29/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

GARDEN CITY, Ga. -- The business of marine transport in Garden City at the nation's fourth-largest container port is a study in numbers.

Toys R Us to add in-store play areas

posted: 03/29/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Toys R Us Inc., after years of losing ground to online rivals and discount chains, plans to revamp its stores to be places where kids come to play.

Mercedes-Benz plans midsize pickup

posted: 03/29/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Mercedes-Benz plans to make its first pickup, extending a push by manufacturers of upscale vehicles to invade territories traditionally dominated by mass-market competitors.

Economy continues slow climb

posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years, the Commerce Department reported.

Dow strikes $5B deal on chlorine with Olin

posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Dow Chemical Co. agreed to sell almost all of its chlorine business, the world's largest, to Olin Corp. in a $5 billion deal as it pares less-profitable products.

China-led bank fight isolates U.S.

posted: 03/28/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.

Crude-hauling railroads backtrack as oil tumbles

posted: 03/28/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The slowdown that North American railroad companies had been bracing for in crude oil shipments has turned into a rout, with volumes falling faster than executives had predicted.

Market report: After 4-day skid, stocks advance

posted: 03/28/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.

Business news in brief

posted: 03/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

India carrier lacks planes, officials say

Jobless-aid claims drop by 9,000

posted: 03/27/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.

Yemen conflict spooks oil prices higher

posted: 03/27/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Volatility has entered the international oil market as escalating fighting in Yemen fuels concern about Middle East crude supplies.

'Payday' loan plan protects borrower

posted: 03/27/2015 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Each month, more than 200,000 U.S. households in need take out what's advertised as a brief loan.

Market report: Stocks slump 4th time this week

posted: 03/27/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- A seesaw day for U.S. stocks ended with slight losses Thursday, giving the market its fourth drop in a row.

Advisory council: Shale won't last, so Arctic oil drilling needed now

posted: 03/27/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released today.

Carnival plans to add 9 new cruise ships starting in 2019

posted: 03/27/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

MIAMI -- The world's largest cruise company is growing.

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