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Government offers gas mileage labels for used cars

09/12/2013 4:49am
The U.S. government has come up with window labels that show the gas mileage and pollution of used cars.

Hilton Worldwide plans to raise $1.25B from IPO

09/12/2013 7:27am
Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock.

BP seeks cuts in settlement program's budget

09/12/2013 9:15am
BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Big SUVs rumble along as GM shows new models

09/12/2013 10:19am
The big SUV rolls on.

Wal-Mart lets kids pick 'hot toys' for holidays

09/12/2013 11:02am
Lots of retailers come out with "hot toy" lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys.

Judge approves American Airlines' bankruptcy plan

09/12/2013 12:29pm
A federal judge has approved American Airlines' plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.

Disney plans to boost buybacks by up to $8 billion

09/12/2013 1:52pm
The Walt Disney Co. is planning to "significantly increase" its stock buybacks next year, the media company's chief financial officer said.

Heads of US exchanges agree to steps on breakdowns

09/12/2013 1:59pm
The heads of U.S. securities exchanges have agreed to pursue changes intended to limit technical breakdowns and better manage those that occur.

Wal-Mart phasing out some chemicals in cosmetics

09/12/2013 2:01pm
Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will require its suppliers to phase out about 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products sold in its stores.

Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

09/12/2013 3:22pm
The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.

Clarification: Bond Outlook story

09/12/2013 4:03pm
In a Sept. 5 Q&A interview with Eric Takaha of the Franklin Strategic Income fund, The Associated Press included a response to a question that said most holdings of the fund are in bonds issued in other currencies than the U.S. dollar. Takaha was referring only to the fund's global bond holdings.

News Summary: Judge OKs airline merger, with catch

09/12/2013 4:35pm
PLAN APPROVED: A federal judge approved the plan under which American Airlines parent AMR Corp. would merge with US Airways and then exit bankruptcy protection. It filed for Chapter 11 help in November 2011.