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AP Business Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) -- It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations....
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain....
      
Wall Street Journal Headlines
The U.S. airline industry's newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. All share an optimism—ill-founded, some analysts say—that they can defy the odds in an industry that has experienced 77 bankruptcies in the past 20 years.
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
Retailers including Wal-Mart, Target and others are taking steps to limit price-matching as social-media websites turn discounting into a viral frenzy.
GM unveiled six safety recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the U.S., citing a variety of safety issues.
Delta Air Lines and the US Airways unit of American Airlines Group said Wednesday that they will extend their suspension of flights to Tel Aviv through Wednesday.
      
CNNMoney Headlines
Software maker is cutting the cord on its most poorly executed tablet operating system.
Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit from employees who say they were denied meal breaks and rest periods.
Ladar Levison, the guy behind Lavabit, launches a system that hides sender and receiver.
The Department of Transportation wants to change how oil and ethanol move by rail.
Fearing stricter gun laws might pass, Beretta is moving its manufacturing to Tennessee.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
“It’s a production model, not a business model,” says one executive of open source software. The latest example: a change in how Big Switch Networks hopes to demolish Cisco.






Microsoft’s co-founder has resurrected “Business Adventures,” a book published in 1969, and made it a best seller by declaring it his favorite business book.






The fund said it expected the United States economy to grow at a rate of 1.7 percent in 2014, below its June prediction of 2 percent.






Net profit in the second quarter was down 62 percent from a year earlier, when the company received $2.2 billion in damages from Kuwait’s state chemical company.






Regulators voted to end a staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — for some money funds in a bid to minimize the risk of a mass withdrawal.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
Variety of defects afflicts latest group of recalled cars, which GM links to three crashes, two injures
     
 
 
Growth is projected at 1.7% this year, down from a 2% estimate in June.
     
 
 
The J.D. Power survey measures owners' affection for their new cars.
     
 
 
US Airways and Delta had already canceled flights to Tel Aviv, as had Air France and Lufthansa
     
 
 
Regulators want to minimize the risk of a mass withdrawal from the funds in a financial panic.
     
 
 
      
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