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Walgreen moves health coverage to private exchange

09/18/2013 7:19am
Walgreen Co. is joining a growing push from big businesses to shift more responsibility for finding insurance onto their employees as health care costs continue to climb.

US builders boost single-family home construction

09/18/2013 7:28am
U.S. builders started work in August on the most single-family homes in six months and requested permits to construct even more in future months. The figures suggest housing remains a driver of economic growth despite higher mortgage rates.

Hulu inks deal to offer BBC programming

09/18/2013 8:15am
Hulu says it has agreed to a non-exclusive, multi-year deal with BBC Worldwide North America that will allow it to offer BBC content to its subscribers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Air France to cut 2,800 more jobs amid weak demand

09/18/2013 8:54am
Air France says it needs to cut 2,800 jobs to balance its books and return to health after years of falling demand and increased competition from low cost carriers.

Hugging Elmo, bracelet loom on Toys R Us hot list

09/18/2013 9:57am
Will your kids be clamoring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday?

Coal's future darkens around the world

09/18/2013 10:52am
The future of coal is getting darker.

SEC moves toward mandate on CEO-worker pay gap

09/18/2013 11:14am
Public companies would have to show the difference in pay between their CEOs and ordinary employees under a proposal advanced by federal regulators.

Toys making all the hot toys list

09/18/2013 11:15am
Toys sellers are gearing up for the holiday season: Wal-Mart Stores, Kmart and Toys R Us have all come out with their "hot" toy lists. While no one can predict which toys will spark crazes, a few toys have made all three lists. Here's a look at which toys are retailer favorites early in the season:

News Summary: White House pushing health security

09/18/2013 12:59pm
THE NEWS: The Obama administration plans to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of personal information submitted under the health care law, hoping to blunt complaints that enough isn't being done to protect consumer data.

How economy has fared during Fed's bond buying

09/18/2013 1:31pm
Now that the Federal Reserve has decided not to slow its bond purchases, a debate over whether its purchases have helped the economy will rage on.

Bernanke: No fixed schedule for slowing bond buys

09/18/2013 1:31pm
Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday there is "no fixed schedule" or "magic number" for when the Federal Reserve will start to slow or end its bond purchases.

EU to regulate financial benchmarks like LIBOR

09/18/2013 1:58pm
The European Union wants to regulate financial benchmarks that are used in transactions worth trillions of dollars globally, an effort to prevent market manipulations such as the one involving LIBOR, an interest rate banks use to borrow from each other.

News Summary: Germany reluctant to lead

09/18/2013 2:09pm
LET IT BE: Even with national elections this Sunday, Germany's reputation as a reluctant giant won't likely be challenged.

McDonald's raises its dividend by 5 percent

09/18/2013 4:36pm
McDonald's is raising its quarterly cash dividend by 5 percent, bringing its fourth-quarter payout to more than $800 million.

Starbucks' progressive ways draw fire on guns

09/18/2013 4:56pm
Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun laws.

Fed bolsters view that US will drive global growth

09/18/2013 10:17pm
The Federal Reserve's decision to keep up its stimulus program bolstered the view that a strengthening U.S. economy will drive world growth forward in the coming months.