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US stocks drop on disappointing economic data

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Wall Street stocks Tuesday finished lower following disappointing economic data, including a big drop in US consumer confidence.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Toyota recalls 690,000 pickups in US over fire risk

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Toyota on Monday said it was recalling about 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks in the United States to fix a suspension system flaw that could result in vehicle fires.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US stocks dip as Hong Kong weighs on sentiment

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Wall Street stocks Monday finished lower as a heavy week of US economic data got under way while investors eyed political unrest in Hong Kong.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves

In this Sept. 29, 201,3 file photo, an Indian rickshaw puller sits atop the passenger seat to protect himself during heavy downpour in Allahabad, India. Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand.  AP PHOTO/ RAJESH KUMAR SINGH

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar pushes towards 110 yen in Asia

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The dollar rose Monday after data showed the US economy grew more than first thought in April-June, while it hit a six-month high against the Hong Kong dollar after weekend unrest in the southern Chinese city.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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