Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard
Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies.
Yellen says economy still needs Fed support
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.
Stock futures edge up following mixed retail data
Stock futures edged higher Tuesday as investors digested mixed U.S. retail sales data and several corporate earnings reports.
Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news
Stocks shook off last week’s doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup.
Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe
Citigroup announced Monday that it will pay roughly $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped bring on the financial crisis.
Stocks move higher in midday trading; Citi climbs
Stocks were holding on to gains in midday trading Monday after sliding sharply last week.
USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
Study examines costs of starting up new business in area communities
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Stocks edge lower, on track for weekly loss
Stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Friday as investors assessed corporate news.
Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, Iraq’s Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
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