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  • Deere and Seadrill are big market movers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Deere & Co., down 80 cents to $86.99 The farming equipment maker predicted that sales and profit will keep falling in its new fiscal year as...

  • Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private...

  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall. In a letter to Takata's Washington office, the National Highway Traffic...

  • Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true. A U.S. Transportation Department study based on 2001 figures found that when cars are taken into account — along...

  • Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter Inc. said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using...

  • FTC approves Medtronic acquisition of Covidien

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it approved Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien after the medical device maker agreed to sell a business that makes a type of catheter used in veins. Medtronic said it will sell Covidien's drug-coated...

  • Chinese woman denied own trial in seed-theft case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge says a Chinese woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China will be tried alongside her brother. Mo Yun is among seven people charged in the case, though only she and her brother have been...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 7 hr ago

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

  • Stock indexes edge further into record territory

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with slight gains, just enough to push the market further into record territory. Semiconductor stocks rose Wednesday after Analog Devices reported strong earnings. Analog Devices rose 6 percent, the most in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. The...

  • 3 reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautious

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK — 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...

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