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Rising oil lifts energy companies and stock market

A surge in oil and gas companies pulled the stock market out of a five-day slump on Friday, as the price of crude swung higher.

Litany of problems pushes Target into giving up on Canada

Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,000 employees.

BofA, Citi miss forecasts as trading struggles

The final months of 2014 were more difficult for big banks than investors suspected.

Weak bank results weigh on stock market

Disappointing results from Bank of America and Citigroup tugged the stock market to its fifth straight loss Thursday.

Caesars unit files bankruptcy to cut debt, faces court fight

A cash-strapped division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday in Chicago, hoping the court agrees to its plan to get out from under $18.4 billion in debt.

Switzerland stuns markets by giving up on currency peg

Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets.

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We burn 2.7 million gallons a minute, so why’s oil so cheap?

The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. Global consumption has never been higher — and is rising.

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Need help filing out your tax return? Don’t call the IRS

Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama’s health law. But they shouldn’t expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

GM sets company sales record, but falls behind Volkswagen

General Motors Co. set a company record last year for global sales, but it was outsold by German automaker Volkswagen AG.

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Dismal report on US retail spending hits the stock market

A dismal report on retail spending in the U.S. and signs of slowing global growth drove stocks lower and sent yields on government bonds plunging as investors sought safety.

Key interest rate falls as investors seek safety

Traders rushed to the safety of U.S. government bonds on Wednesday, knocking a key interest rate to its lowest level since May 2013. It's a clear signal of rising anxiety on Wall Street.

2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers’ miles

Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades.

Tiny Cokes: Less guilt means more money for makers

Americans want to cut back on soda, and they’re willing to pay more to do it.

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Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback in the new year

Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.

Volkswagen, Ford take top awards at the Detroit auto show

Ford’s big move to aluminum for the body of its flagship F-150 truck has helped it garner some additional material: The hardware that comes with the North American Truck of the Year Award.

McDonald’s walks fine line with ‘Signs’ commercial

An ad by McDonald’s is testing the fine line companies need to walk when referencing national tragedies.

US stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile

Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday.

Chipotle: No pork at a third of restaurants

Sign on the door: "SORRY, NO CARNITAS."

Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at hundreds of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.

US stocks head lower; crude oil price falls again

Falling oil prices dragged the stock market lower on Monday as Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other big energy companies sank along with crude.

Millions more get credit scores free

Millions more people will have free access to their FICO credit score this year. That’s good news for consumers, since the number is widely used by lenders to check potential borrowers’ financial health.