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Analyst: Slowdown in GDP no cause for concern
Although a slowdown in economic growth is helping to send stocks lower today, one private analyst says it's nothing to worry about.
Jury deliberations continue in Toyota Camry case
A jury of six men and six women is continuing deliberations in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.
US economy slows to 2.6% growth in fourth quarter
A big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas as the U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014.
US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year
Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
Gallup migrating away from phones in favor of online polling
Gallup has long been known for phone polling, but the company is migrating away from that technology and toward online data collection.
FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator
The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case against a man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, which posted nude pictures of women without their consent.
Tourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries
Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries, which have spent tens of millions of dollars on new or expanded visitors' centers in recent years to cater to tourists.
Nickelodeon to offer Internet-only subscription service
Add Nickelodeon to the list of channels planning a stand-alone Internet offering.
William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling
William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company.
US stocks slump as another dip in oil drags down the market
The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.
Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations
Cuban President Raul Castro is demanding that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate it for damages before the two countries re-establish normal relations.
Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns
The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.
Romney jabs Clinton in Mississippi speech
Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class in a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat
California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.
Report: Illinois marijuana market could reach $36M in 2016
Patients aren't the only ones disappointed by delays in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A newly released report says investors are watching their hopes for financial returns fade, at least for this year.
Lynch defends Obama's immigration plan
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is defending President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation, but she says they have no right to citizenship under the law.
Feds issue new policy for snowmobiles in national forests
The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically designating what areas are open.
Toyota recalls 52,000 Avalon sedans for fire risk
Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.
Man who made Facebook postings about mass murder wins appeal
A court is throwing out the harassment conviction of an Iowa man who posted disturbing photos about mass murder on Facebook.
Warren Buffett's sister donates $100 million to Northwestern
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.
As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big
For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.
Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks
Many Super Bowl attendees will choose house rentals over hotels this year in a move that allows homeowners to bring in big earnings if they're willing to take the risk.
San Diego buys high-rise in $91 million deal
The city of San Diego is buying an 18-story high-rise next to City Hall where more than 800 municipal employees work.
American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference
American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state.
Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas
Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast.
Oppenheimer paying $20M in settlements with US regulators
Oppenheimer & Co. is paying $20 million in civil settlements with U.S. regulators who accused the investment firm of improper sales of penny stocks and inadequate controls against money laundering.
US stock market opens lower after disappointing earnings
The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news.
Arkansas' unemployment rate declines to 5.7 percent
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says Arkansas' unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point in December, from 5.9 percent in November to 5.7 percent.
Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum in San Francisco
Thieves in an SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco and made off with gold nuggets on display.
Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority
The Obama administration's top trade official says Congress must return enhanced negotiating powers to the White House in order to cut important trade deals with Pacific-rim nations and others.
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