Business

Black Marks Fall Off Credit Reports in July

Starting July 1, the credit scores of up to 14 million people could begin to rise as credit reports are scrubbed of nearly all civil judgments and many tax liens.…

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U.S. Stocks Mostly Higher in Midday Trading; Oil Recovers

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies…

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Business Briefs – June 25, 2017

Takata Bankruptcy Expected Monday in Japan, U.S. DETROIT& (AP) – Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air-bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection…

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Takata Bankruptcy Expected Monday in Japan, U.S.

Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air-bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was…

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New-Home Sales Rebounded 2.9 Percent in May

Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales of new single-family homes rose 2.9 percent last month to a seasonally…

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Sears Closes Another 20 Stores

Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real-estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real-estate properties, confirmed the closings –…

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Asian Shares Flat, Stay on Track for Winning Week

Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week’s 10-month lows. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets sees European…

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Business Briefs – June 23, 2017

A New Platform for Whole Foods? How Deal Could Upend Grocery NEW YORK (AP) – Seeing Whole Foods products first in your Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer’s stores with…

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Long-Term U.S. Mortgage Rates Slip This Week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.90 percent, down from 3.91 percent last week. The rate stood…

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