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With new Genesis, Hyundai aims to burnish brand

11/26/2013 12:26am
Hyundai has revamped the luxury Genesis sedan for the first time since 2008, attempting to elevate its brand and grab a bigger share of U.S. car sales as competition from American and European automakers erodes Hyundai's dominance in its South Korean stronghold.

Airport chaplains let fliers connect with heavens

11/26/2013 4:47am
The Rev. Frank Colladay Jr. stood at the end of the gate waiting. On the arriving plane was a passenger whose husband had just died of a heart attack on another flight. Her name was Linda Gilbert. The two had never met before.

Strong Asia Pacific sales help Tiffany in 3Q

11/26/2013 5:16am
Tiffany & Co.'s third-quarter net income climbed 50 percent, buoyed by strong sales in the Asia-Pacific region.

EU approves Thermo Fisher buy of Life Technologies

11/26/2013 5:36am
European regulators have approved scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corp., on the condition that they divest parts of their businesses.

Strong Asia Pacific sales help Tiffany in 3Q

11/26/2013 5:40am
Tiffany & Co.'s third-quarter net income climbed 50 percent, buoyed by strong sales in the Asia-Pacific region.

Typhoon ruined traditional, high-tech livelihoods

11/26/2013 5:54am
As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.

US home permits rise at 5-year high on apartments

11/26/2013 7:16am
U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years, a trend that could boost economic growth in the final three months of the year.

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

11/26/2013 7:26am
Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires.

Strong Asia Pacific sales help Tiffany in 3Q

11/26/2013 8:34am
Tiffany & Co.'s third-quarter net income climbed 50 percent, buoyed by strong sales in the Asia-Pacific region.

US banks earn $36 billion in third quarter

11/26/2013 9:13am
U.S. banks earned less in the July-September quarter than they did a year earlier, marking their first year-over-year profit decline since the spring of 2009 when the country was still mired in the Great Recession.

Thanksgiving includes gluten-free pies and all

11/26/2013 9:59am
Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox's table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan.

Oilfield company to pay $253M to settle bribe case

11/26/2013 11:04am
The oilfield services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay more than $250 million to settle federal charges that it bribed officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business.

Barnes & Noble swings to 2Q profit

11/26/2013 11:25am
Barnes & Noble returned to a profit in the fiscal second quarter as cost cuts offset lower sales.

FAA rule requires airlines to avoid certain storms

11/26/2013 12:15pm
Airlines that operate some Boeing Co. 787s and 747s will be required to steer clear of some very large thunderstorms under a new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Correction: Wall Street Outlook story

11/26/2013 1:33pm
In a story Nov. 22 about the 2014 outlook for Wall Street, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the last name of a Franklin Templeton portfolio manager. He is Conrad Herrmann, not Hermann.

Correction: Wall Street-Perfect 10 story

11/26/2013 3:04pm
In a story Nov. 21 about the Standard & Poor's 500 index, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the index rose 31 percent in 1995. The S&P 500 rose 34 percent, not 31 percent. The story also erroneously reported that the S&P 500 rose 26 percent in 1998. In fact, it rose 26.67 percent, or nearly 27 percent.

Talks on global free-trade deal collapse in Geneva

11/26/2013 3:11pm
Negotiators came close but failed Tuesday to clinch a free-trade deal that could have helped boost the world economy by $1 trillion a year and cleared the way for a broader global agreement.

Burger King expanding on 3 locations in France

11/26/2013 3:15pm
McDonald's Le Royal Cheese in France will soon be facing more competition with Burger King signing a deal to expand in the country.

Sears Canada to lay off nearly 800 workers

11/26/2013 4:04pm
Sears Canada is laying off nearly 800 employees across its operations as it moves ahead with a multi-year plan to reduce operating costs.