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FCC rules Internet companies must act in "public interest" when providing mobile connection
WASHINGTON (AP) — FCC rules Internet companies must act in "public interest" when providing mobile connection.
Feb 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems
DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter. The suburban Washington, D.C., company makes rocket...
Feb 26, 2015 | 5:26 PM
Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more
NEW YORK (AP) — You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Restaurant menus are a...
Feb 26, 2015 | 4:26 PM
US stocks drift mostly lower, pulling Dow just below record
U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower in midday trading, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average slightly below its latest all-time high. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market as the price of oil turned lower again.
Feb 26, 2015 | 4:26 PM
About Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of Arkansas. McMillon's first job at Wal-Mart was in 1984 as an hourly worker unloading trucks at a distribution cente to pay his way through college. Later, he became a trainee in the...
Feb 26, 2015 | 4:26 PM
Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all
The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations. [...] the biggest U.S. brick-and-mortar bookseller, with 649 stores, said Thursday that keeping Nook and the retail...
Feb 26, 2015 | 4:26 PM
The Jon Talton Sound Economy blog has moved
With the launch of our website redesign, our blogs have moved. I’ll still be posting about the economy, but now you'll find it here. Same content as always, just a different home for it. You can leave feedback about the site changes here.
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM
Stocks open mostly lower, pulling Dow below latest record
The stock market is opening mostly lower after a ho-hum batch of reports on the U.S. economy. Claims for unemployment benefits edged higher last week, and prices paid by consumers rose last month, excluding energy and food.
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM
Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions
Fidelity is taking a page out of the 401(k) playbook to try to make it happen for your individual retirement account. "With IRAs, investors need to take action, not just once but every year," said Lauren Brouhard, senior vice president for...
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent
In testimony before Congress this week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen made clear that the central bank isn't ready yet to raise rates from record lows. A government report issued Wednesday showed that sales of new homes were basically flat in January,...
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM