Talks on global free-trade deal collapse in Geneva
Negotiators came close but failed Tuesday to clinch a free-trade deal that could have helped boost the world economy by $1 trillion a year and cleared the way for a broader global agreement.
Men’s Wearhouse now in pursuit of Jos. A. Bank
Never say never. Just when it looked like a potential combination of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank was dead in the water, the script has been flipped.
Merkel, center-left reach deal on new German government
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agreed Wednesday to form a new government with their traditional center-left rivals, a coalition that will shift Germany leftward but likely mean little change in Berlin’s approach to Europe’s debt crisis.
Stocks rise following encouraging jobs news
Stocks edged higher on a day of encouraging news from the labor market.
Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower
Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow Iran to export more oil.
Stocks higher, helped by retail and housing stocks
Stocks edged higher in early trading, following a strong earnings report Monday from luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. and new data showing that builders remain optimistic about the future.
Piles of Midwest ’petcoke’ raising residents’ ire
The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
Wal-Mart CEO steps down; McMillon is successor
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ushering in a changing of the guard as the world’s largest retailer confronts slower growth and challenges to its reputation.
Members of Congress seek more input on food rules
Seventy-five members of Congress are asking the Food and Drug Administration to allow further comment on sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business.
Kansas groups seek repeal of mortgage fee
Realtors and bankers in Kansas want to do away with county fees to register property bought using a mortgage.
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