July 3rd, 2015
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07/03/2014 1:00amEconomists predict that federal employment data due out today will indicate that the economic recovery is finally building up a head of steam as it enters its sixth year.
07/03/2014 2:10amU.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
07/03/2014 2:51amThe Swedish central bank has cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to boost the Nordic country's economic growth.
07/03/2014 4:30amHiring was likely robust for a fifth straight month in June, a sign that the economic recovery, now entering its sixth year, is finally gaining meaningful traction.
07/03/2014 4:40amThere may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought.
07/03/2014 5:10amThe display manufacturing unit of Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it secured approval from Vietnam to build a $1 billion factory in the Southeast Asian country.
07/03/2014 5:30amChina and South Korea on Thursday agreed measures that will expand the use of China's tightly controlled currency and boost trade as Xi Jinping made his first presidential visit to the Korean Peninsula.
07/03/2014 5:40amAmazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
07/03/2014 5:50amEuropean Central Bank leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged at record-low 0.15 percent.
07/03/2014 6:40amUS unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs.
07/03/2014 6:40amUS economy added robust 288k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct.
07/03/2014 6:41amUS trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip.
07/03/2014 6:51amThe number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market.
07/03/2014 7:10amWith a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
07/03/2014 7:31amThe U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. Imports dipped slightly.
07/03/2014 7:40amDow Jones industrial average trades above 17,000 for first time after strong US jobs report.
07/03/2014 8:10amSurvey: US service sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace .
07/03/2014 8:10amA big gain in hiring last month sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 17,000 for the first time.
07/03/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
07/03/2014 8:30amThe nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.
07/03/2014 8:41amU.S. services firms expanded again last month but at a slightly slower pace than they did in May. Orders, exports and hiring grew faster in June.
07/03/2014 8:41amAn imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of suspects will keep his $3,000-a-month pension following a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court.
07/03/2014 8:51amArmstrong County native Addison Gibson made millions in the oil fields of east Texas and Oklahoma in the early 20th century, but he wanted his fortune to help people of limited means in Western Pennsylvania who couldn't afford medical care or a college education.
07/03/2014 9:10amGrain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/03/2014 9:31amThe June jobs report shows the U.S. economy moving steadily closer to full health, after having shrunk at the start of the year.
07/03/2014 9:31amHavana on Thursday protested U.S. penalties levied against France's largest bank over allegations it processed financial transactions for Cuba and other blacklisted states in violation of U.S. trade sanctions.
07/03/2014 9:40amEfforts by the biggest health care system in Massachusetts to become even bigger have received another challenge, this time by a key state board.
07/03/2014 9:40amAverage U.S. mortgage rates are near historically low levels.
07/03/2014 9:41amGerman lawmakers on Thursday approved the introduction of the country's first national minimum wage, a triumph for its main center-left party that a long-skeptical Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a "painful" political compromise.
07/03/2014 10:00amT-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.
07/03/2014 10:00amProperty from the estate of noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is going on the auction block this fall.
07/03/2014 10:01amThe Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 17,000 for the first time after the U.S. government reported a big gain in hiring last month.
07/03/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/03/2014 10:31amPresident Barack Obama says job growth in June shows the recovery is taking hold, but the economy could still do better.
07/03/2014 10:41amState employees in South Dakota, many of whom are based Pierre, will have to travel more than three hours to Sioux Falls and other cities to the east for the most affordable specialty health care as changes to the state benefits plan took effect this week.
07/03/2014 10:52amBackhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public library and restaurants once stood, there is only the clanging of machinery kicking up dust over the emptiness.
07/03/2014 11:11amThe Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 17,000 for the first time after the U.S. government reported a big gain in hiring last month.
07/03/2014 11:31amU.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has vowed to repeal all of the federal Affordable Care Act — even though it includes several provisions that help coal miners receive benefits for black lung disease.
07/03/2014 11:40am— Delaware transportation chief: Agency should have closed interstate bridge sooner.
07/03/2014 11:51amSubaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.
07/03/2014 12:00pmA massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said.
07/03/2014 12:10pmA new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" — and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.
07/03/2014 12:41pmBlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards.
07/03/2014 1:01pmAnglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October.
07/03/2014 1:01pmDrugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar, federal officials said.
07/03/2014 1:01pma bid to be more transparent as it vows to keep supporting the economy by any means available.
07/03/2014 1:33pmGrain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/03/2014 1:41pmThe U.S. dollar is lower against other North American currencies in New York trading.
07/03/2014 1:50pmArmy bases and surrounding communities across the country would lose up to 80 percent of their military and civilian workforces if maximum cuts in both budget and force size go into effect at the end of the decade, according to worst-case scenario projections.
07/03/2014 1:51pmThe July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1320.40 an ounce -- down $10.30.
07/03/2014 1:51pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 42 cents -- closing at $104.06 a barrel.
07/03/2014 2:00pmSunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed to pay up to $320 million to resolve allegations that it misled customers seeking loan modifications.
07/03/2014 2:00pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
07/03/2014 2:11pmHiring heated up for almost everyone in June.
07/03/2014 2:31pmThe U.S. job market's gains in June were as broad as they were deep.
07/03/2014 3:01pmPresident Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America.
07/03/2014 3:12pmAn imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of dozens of men — almost all of them black — to coerce confessions will keep his pension of more than $3,000 a month, under a decision Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court.
07/03/2014 3:21pmThe son of a former Philadelphia mob boss and another reputed mob associate were convicted Thursday of federal fraud charges for taking over a Texas-based mortgage company and then plundering its assets to buy homes, luxury cars, a plane and a yacht.
07/03/2014 3:21pmEight years ago, Geoff Carr and Mollie Murray's 2003 Kia Spectra was totaled in a parking lot collision.
07/03/2014 3:30pmGermany's BMW announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico that will start production in 2019 as part of an effort to expand the company's presence in the United States.
07/03/2014 4:00pmGeneral Motors recalled 3.4 million large cars last month after finding a 9-year-old email from an employee in its files warning of trouble, according to documents released by the government Thursday.
07/03/2014 4:20pmDoes anyone in politics dare talk up the economy? Apparently not.
07/03/2014 4:22pmA new state law puts Utah liquor licenses on the free market.
07/03/2014 4:30pmThe Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, another in a string of records for the index that has lifted portfolios in a five-year bull market for stocks.
07/03/2014 4:31pmWhen it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?
07/03/2014 4:31pmMany stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too.
07/03/2014 5:20pmNorthwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education.
07/03/2014 7:10pmThe HEB supermarket chain is recalling almost 38 tons of fresh beef products over concerns that it might be contaminated with metal fragments from a failed bearing.
07/03/2014 7:30pmHillary Rodham Clinton's book "Hard Choices" is on track to be one of the year's top nonfiction books despite another slip in sales.
07/03/2014 7:30pmAn official withdrew his report that eight miners had been rescued from a small, wildcat gold mine in southern Honduras, saying late Thursday that all 11 men were still trapped following a cave-in the previous day.
07/03/2014 8:00pmTokyo shares, the main exchange in Asia, perked upward Friday in early trading, boosted by a rally overnight on Wall Street to a record high.
07/03/2014 9:00pmU.S. military officials have grounded all F-35s while continuing to investigate a runway fire involving one of the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
07/03/2014 10:10pmCalifornia chicken producer linked to long salmonella outbreak issues 9-state product recall.
07/03/2014 10:10pmThe 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.
07/03/2014 10:10pmA veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from the emergency room — died after waiting around 20 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.
07/03/2014 11:30pmA strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.
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