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  • Japan leaders in SOS to cash cow companies as recovery lags
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 10:12 pm
    Japan's central bank governor and other officials are stepping up appeals to cash-rich corporations to do more to boost the country's faltering economic recovery.
  • Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 6:08 pm
    Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
  • Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 5:00 pm
    Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music.
  • 'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at box office
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 1:00 pm
    Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.
  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 8:36 am
    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.
  • Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 3:40 pm
    Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.
  • Stocks up slightly after light trading week...Online shopping up, store shopping down on Black Friday...Russia decrees sanctions
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 11:21 am
    Stocks ended the week with slight gains after an abbreviated Friday session. The Dow fell 15 points to 17,798 after Disney-owned-ESPN announced it lost several million subscribers last year. The Nasdaq added 11 to 5,128. The S&P 500 managed to pick up a point to 2,090, but was dragged down by a drop in oil prices that hurt energy stocks. Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.33 to $41.71 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gave up 60 cents to $44.86 a barrel in London.
  • Maine ski resort focuses on safety after chairlift accidents
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 7:04 am
    A Maine ski resort that's responsible two of three chairlift mechanical failures that led to injuries in the past five years is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
  • S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 6:48 am
    A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
  • Stocks end quiet week with slight gains...Black Friday grays...HSBC whistleblower sentenced
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 3:21 pm
    Stocks have finished mostly higher after a quiet week of trading. The S&P 500 fluctuated early on, but managed to eke out a small gain as telecommunications and financial stocks rose. Disney dragged down the Dow after the company said ESPN lost 3 million subscribers in the last year. Oil prices slumped, dragging down energy stocks. The Dow fell 15 points to 17,798. The S&P 500 picked up a point to 2,090. The Nasdaq added 11 to 5,128. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and closed at 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • Recalls this week: glass jar candles, lawn mowers
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:45 pm
  • Gold, silver fall
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:32 pm
    down $13.70.
  • Crude falls
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:28 pm
    closing at $41.71 a barrel.
  • A mixed close for stocks...Black Friday shoppers encounter protests in Chicago
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 11:40 am
    Stocks have ended an abbreviated trading day mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 14 points, the Nasdaq composite rose 11 and the Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up a point. Telecommunications stocks and banks rose the most. Energy companies fell along with the price of oil. U.S. markets closed at 1 p.m. Eastern time.