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  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Clorox says Dorer will become its CEO in November

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Clorox said Thursday it will promote Benno Dorer to CEO of the consumer products maker. The Oakland, California, company said Dorer will become its CEO on Nov. 20. Dorer, 50, has been chief operating officer since January 2013. Clorox Co. said he will also join the...

  • At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama next week is turning his sights overseas. Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit where he will urge fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they...

  • Rite Aid and Pier 1 are big market movers

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Rite Aid Corp., down $1.23 to $5.41 The retail drugstore chain cut its full-year profit forecast, citing lower reimbursement rates and...

  • Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to...

  • Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at a record 2,011 on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 109 points, or 0.6...

  • Native Americans getting final settlement payments

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history, about three years after the deal was approved. Checks ranging from $869 to $10 million were sent...

  • After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing — although slowly — as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3...

  • Bull run has Indian stock funds topping the charts

    Updated: 14 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — To find the year's best-performing mutual funds, head east. In India, excitement surrounding a new prime minister has catapulted stocks higher, and mutual funds that focus on the country have reaped the gains. The Matthews India fund (MINDX) has returned 52 percent in...

  • Kristin Gazlay named AP's top stories director

    Updated: 14 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday. In her...

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