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Starbucks to roll out snack bars, fruit packs

08/27/2013 4:16am
Starbucks says it will start rolling out its own brand of snack bars and fruit pouches, marking yet another push into the packaged food category.

Treasury says US will hit debt limit in mid-Oct

08/27/2013 6:40am
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the government will run out of money to pay its bills in mid-October unless lawmakers raise the country's borrowing limit, which is capped at $16.7 trillion.

Report: Underage tobacco sales at record lows

08/27/2013 8:19am
New statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage usage.

Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1

08/27/2013 8:34am
Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.

Ackman to sell JC Penney stake for about $504.4M

08/27/2013 10:08am
J.C. Penney's biggest investor, William Ackman, plans to sell his entire stake in the struggling department store operator for about $504.4 million _ a loss of around $470 million from what he paid for it.

Fewer airline jobs: US carriers trim ranks by 2.4%

08/27/2013 11:40am
Airline employment has dropped from last summer because of job cuts at American Airlines and regional carriers that use smaller planes.

News Summary: US consumer confidence edges up

08/27/2013 1:51pm
FEELING UPBEAT: Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on rosier expectations for the next six months.

Nissan pledges to make self-driving cars by 2020

08/27/2013 2:01pm
Nissan Motor Co. says it will make cars that drive themselves by 2020.

News Summary: June US home prices rise 12.1 pct.

08/27/2013 2:48pm
HOME PRICES RISE: U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier, according to the Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. And prices rose in all 20 cities from the previous month and compared with a year ago.

Wal-Mart expands benefits to domestic partners

08/27/2013 3:22pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

Fed Vice Chair Yellen has stocks, funds, stamps

08/27/2013 6:38pm
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, a leading contender to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman, holds a mix of big-company stocks and investment funds in a trust with her husband, fellow economist George Akerlof. They also share an interest in stamps.

Las Vegas Sands to pay $47.4M to settle fed probe

08/27/2013 6:48pm
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay $47.4 million after failing to flag millions of dollars in money transfers made by a gambler linked to drug trafficking.