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  • Correction: Wells Fargo-Lawsuit story

    In a story May 12 about a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a venture capitalist. His name is B. Douglas Morriss, not B. Douglas Morris.
  • Senate confirms Sally Q. Yates as deputy attorney general

    The Senate has confirmed Sally Quillian Yates to be deputy attorney general, putting two women in the top posts at the Justice Department.
  • California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

    At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom across the grass like white ants.
  • DuPont wins proxy fight against Peltz’s Trian Fund

    Dupont shareholders on Wednesday flatly rejected a contentious campaign by one of the most powerful investor firms in the U.S. for seats on the board of the 212-year-old chemical company.
  • Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016

    When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote.
  • US retail sales flat-line in April

    U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.
  • Owens-Illinois to spend $2.15B buying Vitro businesses

    Beer and wine bottle maker Owens-Illinois will pay about $2.15 billion to buy the food and beverage glass container business of the Mexican company Vitro. Owens-Illinois Inc. said Wednesday that the all-cash deal will bolster its stake in Mexico’s packaging market and start helping its earnings by the first year after it closes. In the […]
  • Danaher buying Pall for about $13.56 billion

    Danaher will spend approximately $13.56 billion to acquire Pall Corp., a company that makes water filtration systems for airplane manufacturers, public works companies and notably, biopharmaceuticals.
  • Outgoing CEO of BMW warns that China is ‘losing momentum’

    The departing CEO of automaker BMW has cautioned that China's economy is "losing momentum."
  • Eurozone growth outstrips US despite fresh Greek recession

    The eurozone economy is growing faster than the U.S. and at its highest tick in nearly two years despite a disappointing slowdown in Germany and recession's return in Greece.
  • Bank of England cuts forecasts, dims rate hike prospects

    The Bank of England on Wednesday downgraded its forecasts for British economic growth, suggesting it will not be in a rush to raise interest rates this year.
  • German economy grows by disappointing 0.3 percent in Q1

    German growth slowed to 0.3 percent in the first quarter, falling short of economists' expectations although consumer spending and investment in construction and equipment picked up.
  • Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

    It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.
  • Obama administration urges approval of US-China nuclear pact

    The Obama administration on Tuesday urged senators to support a new 30-year agreement with China on civilian nuclear cooperation but faced a barrage of concern from both parties that Chinese companies are exporting sensitive technology to Iran and North Korea.
  • AOL and Rackspace are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: