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Toyota's first-half SUV sales help top VW for world No. 1

posted: 07/31/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Toyota maintained its global sales lead over Volkswagen in the year's first six months as rising U.S. demand for sport utility vehicles paced a first-half record.

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posted: 07/31/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

IMF: Cyprus shy of spending cut target NICOSIA, Cyprus -- The International Monetary Fund says Cyprus will need to make more spending cuts to meet a key target of its financial rescue program.

Chinese probing software supplier

posted: 07/30/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

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posted: 07/30/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Jimmy Dean moves to lunch and dinner NEW YORK -- Breakfast staple Jimmy Dean, the brand started by the late country singer of the same name, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can find places on lunch and dinner tables.

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posted: 07/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Lloyds settles in rate-rigging case

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posted: 07/28/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

IBM opens Watson to consumer testing NEW YORK -- IBM is putting its Watson natural-language technology to the test with consumers on a wide scale for the first time.

Asia search engine Baidu profit up 34%

posted: 07/28/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday that its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

Malaysian Air at fork in the sky

posted: 07/23/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Malaysian Airline System Bhd., reeling from its second disaster in four months, is nearing the end of its days as a publicly traded company.

U.S. craft brewers setting up in Europe

posted: 07/22/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.

Murphy Malaysia suitors reported

posted: 07/22/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The sale of a portion of Murphy Oil Corp.'s oil and gas assets in Malaysia would extend the reserve life of the company's resources, industry analysts said Monday.

China expired-meat probe cites U.S. firms

posted: 07/22/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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posted: 07/22/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

3 at UA to lead at animal-science group Three academics at the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville have been appointed to positions with the American Society of Animal Science.

U.S.-EU trade talks hit stumbling blocks

posted: 07/19/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Processed meats and the prospect of genetically modified foods on dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a free trade agreement between the United States and the 28-country bloc.

Flag raised on deals to duck taxes

posted: 07/17/2014 4:52 a.m. Discuss

The Obama administration is calling for immediate congressional action to stop U.S. companies from using cross-border mergers to escape the country's tax system, the latest trend in corporate deal-making.

Stimulus efforts boost China's growth

posted: 07/17/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

China's economic growth edged up in the latest quarter, and more than 7 million new jobs were created in the first half of the year, the government said Wednesday, easing pressure on communist leaders as they try to prevent a precipitous slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.


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