Category Archives: Business

Treasury: Deadline for Congress to act on debt limit moved up to Nov. 5

. WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday the deadline for Congress to increase the government’s borrowing cap has been moved up to about Nov. 5. That likely means the matter must be resolved before House Speaker John Boehner,

Dunkin' projects slowing sales at stores that have been open at least a year … shares slide

NEW YORK — Shares of Dunkin’ Brands fell more than 12 percent Thursday after the company said it expects sales to slow from the previous quarter at its doughnut shops. Sales at Dunkin’ Donut stores open at least a year

Nearly two-thirds of United Auto Workers members vote against deal with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — Nearly two thirds of United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler voted to reject a proposed contract agreement with the company. Sixty-five percent of the membership voted against the pact, the union said Thursday, sending UAW leaders scrambling for

Mall of America unveils another addition with luxury retail, hotel, offices

The Mall of America is about to get bigger, again. TripleFive Group and Ryan Cos. submitted new plans to the City of Bloomington for the mall’s next expansion phase that will add more than 1 million square feet and will

Mall of America's $325 million addition will open in stages

When the Mall of America begins to pull back the curtain next month on the biggest addition in its 23-year history, it won’t have a lot to show. The $325 million expansion on the north side of the mall was

APNewsBreak: Feds want tougher rules for oil pipelines after spills showed gaps in oversight

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation’s history in Michigan.

Senate Democrats block veterans funding bill as budget talks loom

WASHINGTON — Democrats Thursday blocked the Senate from turning to a $78 billion spending measure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military base construction. They and the White House argue that it’s part of an overall GOP budget framework

Federal appeals court judges question Wisconsin abortion law, Walker's views

CHICAGO — The three judges on a federal appeals court panel are questioning a Wisconsin law blocked by a court order requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday (

NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of New Horizons

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Pluto’s big moon, Charon, is being revealed in all its rugged glory. NASA released the best color pictures yet of Charon on Thursday. The images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of

Amazon to ban third-party sellers from selling Google and Apple streaming devices

NEW YORK — Amazon will stop allowing its third-party sellers to sell Google and Apple video-streaming devices as it focuses on its own Prime Instant Video streaming service. The company said in a statement that Prime Video has become an

Tests on ducks shot by hunters could provide early warning on any return of bird flu

MINNEAPOLIS — As the poultry industry braces for a potential return of bird flu this fall, wildlife managers expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks are carrying the disease as

Should you block ads on your mobile device? Here are some tips

To block ads or not to block ads on your mobile device? That’s the philosophical dilemma facing consumers since Apple added support for ad blockers to its iPhone operating system a couple of weeks ago. To help answer the question,

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