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Why U.S. Economy Grows While Europe Is Stuck

The global financial crisis of 2008 opened a window that allows a look at how different nations reacted to, and recovered from, a similar financial shock in real time.


Markets Slide as Tensions Rise Over Ukraine

Global stock markets are down sharply on tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by Western governments.


Global Shares Tumble Amid Ukraine Fears

Global stocks mostly sank on Monday amid fears of a conflict between Ukraine and Russia, sendingt investors fleeing to gold and the yen, while oil prices rallied.


Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank Finally Talking

Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. are inching toward a possible combination, exchanging certain confidential information.


McDonald's to Expand 'Build Your own Burger' Testing

McDonald's plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers.


Sriracha Is So Hot, It's Cool

Sriracha, fancy condiments, health-minded chips, low-sugar beverages and mint were the Top 5 trends spotted at the Winter Fancy Food show in San Francisco.


Chipotle Adding Tofu to Menus

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it is taking its tofu-based Sofritas filling nationwide as a protein alternative, after testing it in the San Francisco area.


S&P Hits New High, Stocks Mixed

The Standard & Poor's 500 index set another high mark Friday, but other U.S. stock indexes were mixed on disappointing economic news.


U.S. Stocks up Despite Afternoon Stumble

The S&P edged further into record territory and the Dow ended positive, but the Nasdaq edged down 10 points.


Bayer profits, sales, rise on strong new drug business

Boosted by strong sales of its new drugs, global pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said fourth-quarter net income jumped by 24 percent while sales rose by 6.4 percent.


Tax Plan Could Curtail Advertising Deduction

Tax reform draft proposals in Congress, if eventually enacted, could significantly change the way businesses write off advertising expenses by allowing only a 50 percent in-year deduction.


Mattel Buying Lego Competitor Mega Brands

Mattel is buying Mega Brands, Canada's largest publicly traded company, for $460 million in a friendly takeover.


Storm May Ground United's Q1 Results

United Airlines says winter storms wiped out 22,500 flights in January and February and hurt its first-quarter revenue.


Pending Home Sales Steady Despite Big Chill

Pending home sales held steady in January with tentative sales up in the South and Northeast, but in decline elsewhere, a trade group said.


Consumer Sentiment Rose in February

A rising stock market and a more optimistic outlook among younger Americans pushed up the UMich measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.


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