Business

Asian Shares Mostly Lower Amid Brexit Worries

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain’s exit from the European Union. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.0 percent to 19,095.24. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent…

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Business Briefs – January 15, 2017

Millennials Are Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) – Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. Millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did…

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Obama’s EPA Moves to Preserve Gas-Mileage Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel-economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be…

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Year-End Sales Report Shows Boost in 2016

A stronger economy helped boost year-end-shopping-season sales both in stores and online this season, but department stores continued to struggle as habits shift. Sales rose 4 percent to about $658.3…

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Dollar Limps to Worst Week in 2 Months

The dollar limped toward its worst week in two months on Friday as softer-than-expected trade data from China added to signs that investors may be falling out of love with…

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Asian Stocks Mixed After China Data Released

Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already bleak investor sentiment following U.S. President-elect’s Donald Trump’s news conference. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.8…

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Business Briefs – January 12, 2017

Pay Gap Between College Grads And Everyone Else at a Record WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates…

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Financial Companies Lead U.S. Stocks Lower; Oil Rises

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Thursday, wiping out much of the market’s gains from a day earlier. Phone companies, real estate, utilities and health care…

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