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Imax: Champs-Elysees theaters too tiny

posted: 09/04/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The historic beauty of Paris' most famous boulevard is posing a problem for Canadian cinema company Imax Corp.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/04/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises

Business news in brief

posted: 09/03/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Iowa pipe plant to idle as work falls off CAMANCHE, Iowa -- Officials for a Houston-based company said it will cease production and cut jobs this month at an eastern Iowa plant.

Fears of stall in China zap U.S. stocks again

posted: 09/02/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China stoked fears that the world's second-largest economy is continuing to slow.

As U.S. auto sales rise, China's slump

posted: 09/02/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.

Factory output slows to '13 pace

posted: 09/02/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories in August to the lowest level since May 2013.

Two Chinese factory indexes ebb

posted: 09/02/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.

No OPEC pullback likely, oil-price fall curbs 3-day upturn

posted: 09/02/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Oil prices fell the most in two months Tuesday, paring the biggest three-day rally in 25 years as speculation faded that OPEC might curb supply.

Nigeria oil company to deploy drones to fight crude theft

posted: 09/02/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Nigeria's state oil company is set to deploy drones to check the movements of ships in the country's waters in a bid to free Africa's largest crude producer from theft of the commodity within eight months.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/02/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

FCC funds firms' rural broadband work AT&T Inc. and CenturyLink will receive several million dollars a year from the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband Internet service to customers in rural Arkansas, the FCC said last week.

OPEC's unity call buoys crude prices

posted: 09/01/2015 5:25 a.m. Discuss

OPEC, the producer of 40 percent of the world's oil, said Monday that it is ready to talk to other crude exporters to achieve "fair and reasonable prices," according to the group's monthly magazine.

Money rigging inquiry widens

posted: 09/01/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

U.S. prosecutors have expanded their investigation of currency-market manipulation by some of the world's largest banks to include the Russian ruble and Brazilian real, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Famed Tokyo hotel to be razed, rebuilt

posted: 09/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, closed the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

August's 0.2% inflation nudges eurozone toward stimulus

posted: 09/01/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows -- another weak figure that puts the European Central Bank closer to doing more economic stimulus.

Market report: Jumpy markets end August down

posted: 09/01/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Fear about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower in August.

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