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Hill plan on titles passes in House

posted: 02/17/2018 2:21 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A bill by U.S. Rep. French Hill altering title insurance premium disclosures passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week, part of a legislative package that garnered considerable bipartisan support.

Import tax proposed for 2 metals

posted: 02/17/2018 2:20 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Commerce Department revealed its recommendations that the U.S. impose tariffs or quotas on imports of aluminum and steel, in the strongest indication yet the administration intends to see protectionist agenda through.

U.S. new-home construction up 9.7%

posted: 02/17/2018 2:20 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- New-home construction jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale.

Corporate borrowing expected to stay hot

posted: 02/17/2018 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. tax overhaul is freeing up cash for companies, and the Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates, but chief financial officers are still eager to borrow, UBS Group strategists wrote this week.

Recall of dog foods cites taint from pet-euthanasia drug

posted: 02/17/2018 2:18 a.m. Discuss

MIAMI -- J.M. Smucker is "withdrawing" all lots of certain Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Skippy and Ol' Roy canned dog food products manufactured since 2016 because they might contain pentobarbital, a sedative used in pet euthanasia.

Farmers upbeat, Deere raises forecast

posted: 02/17/2018 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Deere & Co., the world's largest farm-machine maker, raised its full-year sales forecast, and there's reason to believe that good news will keep coming.

January wholesale prices up 0.4%

posted: 02/16/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.4 percent in January, the biggest increase since November, as a big jump in energy prices offset a small decline in the cost of food.

Trump supports Internet sales tax

posted: 02/16/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump "feels strongly" that the U.S. should impose a sales tax on purchases made over the Internet, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday.

Sinclair, FCC chief's ties probed

posted: 02/16/2018 1:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Last April, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own. A few weeks later, Sinclair Broadcasting announced a blockbuster $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media -- a deal those new rules made possible.

Amtrak looks at suspending service on tracks lacking safe-speed system

posted: 02/16/2018 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad's top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks.

For builders, demand and economy up; so are interest rates

posted: 02/15/2018 11:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The outlook from U.S. builders is being buoyed by a strong job market and a sizzling hot economy.

Consumer prices post 0.5% rise

posted: 02/15/2018 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Consumer prices jumped more than expected last month, the Labor Department said Wednesday, adding to the fear of higher inflation that has roiled financial markets in recent days.

January buying sluggish after roll

posted: 02/15/2018 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Americans pulled back on buying cars, furniture and other goods in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months.

TV station inks deal on 1st livestreaming

posted: 02/15/2018 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A television station in Salt Lake City has struck a first-of-its-kind deal: It is going to livestream a professional sports team's games without also carrying them over the air.

Muzzled at hearings, offshore-drilling foes rallying to be heard

posted: 02/15/2018 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have staged boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic.

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