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  • Boston Market CEO on Thanksgiving, food courts

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving is a big day for Boston Market, which every year sells turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other dishes for those who don't want to cook. The rotisserie chicken chain says its sales of heat-and-serve meals for the holiday are up 20 percent from last...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.97 percent

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rate declined slightly this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan remaining below 4 percent.

  • FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI. At no time of...

  • US 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 percent

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.97 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week....

  • EPA chief unfazed by mercury limit court challenge

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is expressing confidence that the Supreme Court won't block its limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The high court has agreed to review a case claiming the EPA failed to consider costs when deciding whether to...

  • Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak. Its shares slipped in midday trading on Wednesday. The world's biggest farm...

  • US stock indexes hold near record; Deere slumps

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks aren't moving much in midday trading as indexes remain near record levels. Investors were looking over some mixed news on the economy Wednesday. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but more people filed for unemployment benefits...

  • Icahn buys more Hertz shares after ending dispute

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn, the largest shareholder in Hertz, has bought more shares of the rental car company after it named three candidates he supported to its board of directors and took his input in choosing its new CEO. In a form filed with the Securities and...

  • 3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years into the economic...

  • US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan said Wednesday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That's the...

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