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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week.
Lumber Liquidators will pay more than US$13 million for illegally importing hardwood flooring, after the U.S.-based company pleaded guilty to environmental crimes last year.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops N. American box office
"Kung Fu Panda 3" kicked its way to the top of the North American box office with a respectable US$41 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Obama wants US$4 bil. to promote computer science
U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers reduced spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports.
California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars have been told by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits.
Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York's attorney general says that's probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public.
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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