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Milk producers' blitz takes on critics

posted: 01/27/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk.

Yellen's 3 highlight challenge Fed faces

posted: 01/27/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- In her first speech as Federal Reserve chairman last March, Janet Yellen told the stories of three Chicago residents struggling to recover from the recession to explain why she intended for the Fed to retreat slowly from its stimulus campaign.

Analysts say Mexican carrier's assets still on table for AT&T

posted: 01/27/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

AT&T Inc.'s acquisition of assets in Mexico from a bankrupt wireless carrier is likely not as bad for billionaire Carlos Slim as investors initially thought, analysts say.

Market report: Stocks up slightly after drifting

posted: 01/27/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways.

D.R. Horton beats estimates; shares rise

posted: 01/27/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

D.R. Horton Inc., the largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, reported fiscal first-quarter earnings Monday that beat estimates as sales jumped. The shares rose as much as 6.1 percent.

Business news in brief

posted: 01/27/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Feinberg ties 50 deaths to GM ignition

Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in first quarter

posted: 01/26/2015 10:59 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.

Tech companies turn LA region into new Silicon Valley cluster

posted: 01/26/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- First came Facebook and YouTube. Then Microsoft moved in. Google is on its way. And now Yahoo, too, is joining the high-tech cluster that has sprouted in Playa Vista.

San Diego at risk of losing Comic-Con

posted: 01/26/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Comic-Con International, San Diego's lucrative four-day convergence of costumes and commerce, may be ready for a change of scenery.

Bank tests cardless ATMs for mobile users

posted: 01/26/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- Responding to the growing use of smartphones, Wintrust Financial is rolling out 190 "cardless cash" ATMs that will give consumers the option of withdrawing cash using only their smartphones.

Microsoft reveals HoloLens headset

posted: 01/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled an unexpected new headset that allows interaction with holographic images, enabling people to play video games, build 3-D models and hold immersive videoconferences with colleagues.

Business news in brief

posted: 01/26/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Spain court tells Google to remove links

Euro tumbling, but brands not cheaper in U.S.

posted: 01/25/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate.

Furniture chain goes supersize

posted: 01/25/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

THE COLONY, Texas -- Ed Lipsett, store director of the huge Nebraska Furniture Mart under construction in this Dallas suburb, takes great pride in the breadth of the new store. At 560,000 square feet, it's big enough to fit three Wal-Mart supercenters inside.

Carmakers' quiet engines lack a muscular rumble, so it's faked

posted: 01/25/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and a driver will hear a meaty, throaty rumble -- the same style roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades.

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