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  • Recalls this week: strollers, candles, chargers

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Nearly 5 million strollers spanning various brands with a hinge that can amputate a child's finger are being recalled this week. Other recalled consumer products include candles that pose a fire hazard and multitools with a defective locking mechanism. Here's a more detailed look:...

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period. The president's critics and even some labor allies...

  • Aetna increases dividend to 25 cents per share

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. said Friday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 11 percent and plans to repurchase up to $1 billion of its shares. The health insurer said that its new dividend of 25 cents per share is payable on Jan. 30 to shareholders of record as of...

  • New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating. William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, insisted at a Senate hearing Friday that "our...

  • IPO Roundup: Peak Resorts falls in debut

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ski resort operator Peak Resorts and Neff, a company that rents construction equipment, had their initial public offerings on Friday. Shares of Peak Resorts Inc. fell more than 5 percent in afternoon trading, while Neff Corp. shares rose slightly in their debut. Peak...

  • Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup. The Ram truck is the current leader among pickups, getting up to 25 mpg on the highway with a gas...

  • Settlement announced on Colorado's Roan Plateau

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DENVER — Federal and state officials say they have reached an agreement they believe will help protect the Roan Plateau while also encouraging natural gas development. Officials said Friday the settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor recreation and...

  • 2015 stock outlook: Good but not great, and bumpy

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks can keep climbing next year, tacking even more gains onto their phenomenal run of the last five-plus years. Just don't expect them to be as big -- or to come with as little heartburn -- as before. That's what mutual fund managers of all types are forecasting, as...

  • US rig count up 1 to 1,929

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,929. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,574 rigs were exploring for oil and 355 for gas. A year ago there...

  • Desaulniers named AP's New England media director

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England. The appointment was announced Friday by Eva Parziale, AP's regional director for the East. "Dwayne...

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