Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil
The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world’s most important oil-producing region.
Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide
They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with most buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.
Corinthian Colleges seeking to reassure students
A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they’ll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.
US, China vow to improve cooperation
The United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn’t let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a relationship critical to global peace and prosperity.
Stocks creep up after 2 days of losses
Stocks inched higher in early trading Wednesday, reversing a two-day decline, as the quarterly earnings season got underway with some positive news from the giant aluminum company Alcoa.
Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps
Investors unloaded all manner of stocks Tuesday as they wait for corporate earnings reports to help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. Internet companies bore the brunt of the selling.
Joplin council hears update on job expansion programs
Economic development projects underway should bring about 500 new jobs to Joplin by year’s end, Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, members of the Joplin City Council on Monday.
SWEPCO will need until January to answer Arkansas regulators query about need for power line
Fifteen months after asking the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve a high-voltage transmission line along the Arkansas-Missouri border, the Southwestern Electric Power Co. has filed a letter telling the commission it will take until January to demonstrate need.
US stocks slip early ahead of earnings reports
U.S. stocks are slipping in early morning trading Tuesday as investors await a string of corporate earnings reports this week.
Corinthian to close campuses in 11 states
The dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing operate under the Everest name and are scattered in 11 different states, the company announced Tuesday.
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