Low mortgage rates means fewer houses on the market (file photo)

Downside of Low Mortgage Rates: Less Selling

Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: Mortgage rates so absurdly low it would cost them money to sell.

The maker of Camel Filters is in merger talks that could make big tobacco even bigger (AP)

Reynolds, Lorillard in Merger Talks

Cigarette makers Reynolds American and Lorillard on Friday said they are discussing a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.

Auto Industry
Ford dealer sign (AP)

NHTSA Probes Ford Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in half a million Ford automobiles.

Arts & Entertainment
Emmy nominees include 'Big Bang Theory' in the comedy category (AP)

Emmys: The List of Nominees

Nominees in major categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences include 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' and 'Big Bang Theory.'

HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

The U.S. House has voted to make a temporary tax cut permanent (file photo)

House Votes to Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent

The tax break allows businesses to more quickly write off the costs of new equipment, but the White House has threatened a veto because the bill would add $287 billion to the budget deficit over the next 10 years.

IBM in Rochester, Minn. (public domain)

IBM Investing $3 Billion in Chip Research

IBM will invest $3 billion over the next five years in silicon chip R&D in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough to revive its slumping hardware unit.

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A pipeline spill has dumped saltwater into the ground in the North Dakota oil patch (AP)

N.D. Pipeline Cleanup Could Take Weeks

A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, but company and tribal officials say the spill has been contained and hasn't affected drinking water.

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