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Stock indexes edge further into record territory
U.S. stocks are closing with slight gains, just enough to push the market further into record territory.
Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed
Twitter says it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.
Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions
Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October
Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
Pepsi gets Super Bowl campaign started early
Super Bowl XLIX is still more than two months away, but Pepsi is drumming up an audience for the halftime show.
Stock indexes barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving
Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy.
US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October
U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month.
Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015
Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.
Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses
President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities.
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling
The new CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino says it is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other attractions as it adapts to fierce competition.
IRS workers to receive bonuses of 1 percent
Rank-and-file IRS workers are again getting a bonus.
Sony settles with gov't over gaming console ads
Sony is settling government charges that it misled consumers about its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console.
Apple's market cap tops $700B for the first time
Apple's market capitalization surpassed $700 billion for the first time Tuesday morning.
Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options
Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama's health care law.
US home price gains slow for 10th straight month
U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.
Frozen tops Barbie as top girls' holiday pick
Move over Barbie. Elsa, Anna and the rest of the "Frozen" characters are the top toy for girls this holiday season.
Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
Stocks open higher following strong US growth
U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter.
Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors
Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.
Lava flow doesn't completely stop home sales
You'd think that nothing would kill a real estate market like an active lava flow. But you'd be wrong.
Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent
Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent beginning next week in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on the discs instead of Internet video services such as Netflix.
Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention
Democrats have narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities: Columbus in Ohio, New York and Philadelphia.
Wish granted: Same-day delivery for the holidays
A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.
Merck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal
Merck & Co., one of the world's top developers and sellers of vaccines, has entered a partnership with a small drug developer to research and manufacture a potential Ebola vaccine now in initial patient testing.
High-end home sales surge in Southern California
A new report finds the number of Southern California homes bought for $2 million or more in recent months is the highest on record.
As computer hackers dissect cars, automakers react
Where consumers see an advantage in cars that connect to the Internet for entertainment or use computers to parallel park, hackers see an opportunity.
Gap in deal with European online retailer Zalando
Gap is teaming up with Zalando to sell its clothing and accessories on the European online retailer's website, helping to expand its presence in the region.
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