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Charlie Hebdo on racks in Germany

posted: 12/02/2016 3:03 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN — The first German edition of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo arrived on newsstands Thursday, nearly two years after an attack on the publication’s headquarters in Paris killed top editors and contributors. The edition is a response to significant German interest in Charlie Hebdo after the attack, editors said this week.

OPEC deal's U.S. effect downplayed

posted: 12/02/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- OPEC's decision Wednesday to cut production led to an immediate jump in oil prices, but the effect on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.

October builder outlays up 0.5%

posted: 12/02/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. builders increased spending on construction projects by a modest amount in October, helped by big gains in spending on home construction and the biggest increase in government projects in 10 months.

Auto sales up 4% in November

posted: 12/02/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- Black Friday deals and postelection confidence helped pull November U.S. auto sales out of their recent slump and increased the chances that 2016 could set a record for new vehicle sales.

Senate votes to bar robot ticket buyers' price-inflated sales

posted: 12/02/2016 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill this week that would prohibit automated scalping software known as "ticket bots" from buying up seats for theater shows, concerts or sports events and reselling them at inflated prices.

Pop-up shops key strategy for malls

posted: 12/02/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- When Platform opened this year just outside Los Angeles, the upscale shopping center set aside four stores for a specific class of highly sought-after retailers.

Wells Fargo creates rule splitting chairman, CEO

posted: 12/02/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wells Fargo said Thursday that it has changed its bylaws to require a separate chairman and chief executive officer, breaking with most of its U.S. peers after years of sales abuses in its branches spiraled into a national scandal.

Market report: Tech stocks fall as Dow hits high

posted: 12/02/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Shares of technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip banking and oil stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

Business news in brief

posted: 12/02/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Raytheon signs missile deal with Poles

News in brief

posted: 12/02/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Accelerator program to serve Delta in '17

Czech bars protest sales-reporting rule

posted: 12/02/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic has instituted a new system to increase tax revenue by requiring bars and restaurants to report their sales online.

OPEC to trim oil production; prices for crude surge after move

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

OPEC ministers agreed Wednesday to cut crude-oil output, scrapping a strategy to squeeze U.S. competition through high supply that had backfired by gutting prices and draining the cartel's own economies.

Votes for marijuana lift warehouse rents

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It took Chris Abbott six stressful months to find a new space for his growing company.

U.S. firms' new hires said to hit 216,000

updated: 12/01/2016 4:21 a.m. Discuss

U.S. companies added 216,000 jobs in November, the most since June, and consumer spending and incomes rose in October, according to reports released Wednesday.

Told Trump trade is vital, Hutchinson says

posted: 12/01/2016 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told a few hundred Arkansas farmers Wednesday he had a "good conversation" Monday night with President-elect Donald Trump and helped make him aware of the importance to farmers of agricultural exports.

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