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Home sales rise 2% in October

posted: 11/22/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes.

AT&T lawsuit seen as atypical

posted: 11/22/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. lawsuit to stop AT&T's takeover of Time Warner has sparked accusations that the Justice Department, driven by political meddling from the White House, is pursuing a risky case that it's bound to lose.

Ikea restarts dresser recall after death

posted: 11/22/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Ikea relaunched a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.

NAFTA round avoids big issues

posted: 11/22/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The fifth round of talks among the United States, Mexico and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement drew to a close Tuesday with negotiators still at odds over the pact's future.

3 million Dish subscribers lose CBS stations in fee dispute

posted: 11/22/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 3 million Dish Network subscribers in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, have lost access to their local CBS television station -- just two days before Thanksgiving, when many Americans want to watch NFL football.

High schoolers work overtime on iPhone

posted: 11/22/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Apple found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X.

MARKET REPORT: Indexes mark highs on tech, health

updated: 11/22/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The market's biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday.

Business news in brief

updated: 11/22/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Lowe's doubles profit in third quarter

Skype missing from China app stores

posted: 11/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

One of the last foreign-run tools for online communication in China appears to be in trouble with authorities there.

Debt, decline hobble landline firms

posted: 11/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Some of the biggest landline phone providers in the U.S., from Connecticut to Arizona, are running headlong into a debt crisis after borrowing heavily to add more territory and then failing to escape the industry's decline.

Increase fuel tax, group advises

posted: 11/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Part of the national and state debate on how to fund the nation's infrastructure needs is a rhetorical tussle over what to call the costs at the pump: Are the collections per gallon of fuel user-based fees or fuel taxes?

Turkey glut reduces meals' cost

posted: 11/21/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

There's plenty of turkey for second helpings this Thanksgiving.

FCC will debut plan to undo regulations on Internet services

posted: 11/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Communications Commission is expected this week to reveal the latest details of a plan to roll back the government's net neutrality regulations.

Japan's exports up 14% in October

posted: 11/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Japan's exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released Monday showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall more than 40 percent from the year before.

Yellen to leave Fed board after new chairman arrives

posted: 11/21/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.

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