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Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros

The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling.

Wal-Mart names new CEO of US discount division

Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.

Oil falls on worries about US gasoline demand

The price of oil fell near $102 a barrel Thursday, erasing gains from the day before.

Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking.

After much movement, stocks end where they began

Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.

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Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

GM issues 6 more safety recalls

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

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Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.

IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession

U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter.

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

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NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Some of the hottest tickets in town were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

SEC considering action against S&P over ratings

Standard & Poor's said Wednesday that regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings it gave to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages.

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high

The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines.

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Mississippi

Moon River Foods said Tuesday that it would invest $3 million and hire up to 100 people to harvest Asian carp, filleting and packaging them at a plant in Mississippi.

Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.