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  • Hot cars at this year's New York auto show

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday. SUBARU OUTBACK: The newly redesigned...

  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued her order...

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite. Just like families sometimes overlook the middle kid, investors all too often pay attention to just the smallest and largest stocks. Managers of mid-cap stock mutual funds say they've experienced the middle-child...

  • Business events scheduled for Friday

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday: U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Hagel told a Pentagon news conference...

  • GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results. GE posted lower overall first-quarter net income than a year ago, but that's only due to the sale of NBC Universal during that period. The company said...

  • Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generated $1.09 billion in net income, or...

  • US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation. The department announced Thursday that it has sanctioned Tobaiwa (toh-BY'-wah) Mudede (MOO'-deh-deh), a...

  • Tech stocks slump after Google, IBM disappoint

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Stocks are drifting lower on Wall Street in midday trading, led by a decline in the technology sector after Google and IBM reported disappointing earnings. UnitedHealth Group also fell in early trading Thursday after its results also fell short of what investors were expecting. The...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.27 percent

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.

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