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  • Largest 31 US banks all pass Fed 'stress tests' of their strength in case of severe recession

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Largest 31 US banks all pass Fed 'stress tests' of their strength in case of severe recession.

  • Theater shooting trial could begin sooner than expected

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — With jury selection moving faster than expected, a judge on Thursday set two possible dates in April for opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case. The trial had been expected to open in May or early June, but Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr....

  • US stocks edge higher, Europe gains as ECB unveils stimulus

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Positive earnings news nudged stocks higher, breaking a two-day losing streak. Supermarket operator Kroger jumped 7 percent Thursday after reporting income that was ahead of what analysts were looking for. Costco rose 3 percent after its earnings beat estimates. The...

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend stocks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities -- once such steady and boring payers of dividends that they were called...

  • Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association's annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range...

  • Joy Global's 1Q disappoints, cuts full-year outlook

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joy Global Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter net income fell nearly 52 percent from a year ago as the company's customers bought less of its mining equipment. The company also cut its outlook for the year. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in afternoon...

  • US stocks edge higher, Europe gains as ECB unveils stimulus

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Positive earnings news nudged stocks higher, breaking a two-day losing streak. Supermarket operator Kroger jumped 7 percent Thursday after reporting income that was ahead of what analysts were looking for. Costco rose 3 percent after its earnings beat estimates. The...

  • Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Weekly applications rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the Labor Department...

  • Passenger: Wing of plane that skidded off runway got torn up

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger aboard a flight from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia amid driving snow says one wing of the plane got "pretty torn up." Georgia marketing executive Malcolm Duckett was seated near the left wing of Flight 1086 on Thursday. He called the damage...

  • All-women's Wellesley College to admit transgender students

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees' chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that "Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who...

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