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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
U.S. industrial production edged up in February, as a big surge by utilities due to a cold winter offset a third straight decline in factory output.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Friday, caused by a drop in oil prices and worries about higher interest rates. Energy companies and utilities had the biggest declines.
Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans' net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.
The federal government ran a slightly smaller deficit in February than a year ago but the imbalance through the first five months of the budget year is still running ahead of last year.
Cruise line partners with Oscar-winning composer
It's not unusual to hear of top entertainers getting their start on a cruise ship. On Thursday, the renowned composer of hits like "Godspell," "Wicked" and "Pippin" announced that he was going in the other direction: taking his talents from Broadway to a cruise line.
Canada's television regulator announced Thursday an easing of rules requiring local broadcasters to show a minimum amount of Canadian-made programming, saying the industry must adapt to a "fundamental shift in the television landscape."
Friday, March 13, 2015
U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores.
Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US
The U.S. Federal Reserve gave the green light Wednesday to major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares, deeming they have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida in referendum campaign
Florida is widely known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Aircraft makers urge ban on lithium battery shipments, cite risk of fires
Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk," according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press.
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