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GM stock drops 4 percent, hits 10-month low

Shares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10-month low Friday amid continuing fallout from a mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars.

Tech stocks slide again; Nasdaq falls for 3rd week

Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies.

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$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting first-quarter recall costs above $1 billion.

Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a document that outlined specific physical threats to the nation's electric grid.

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Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

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Panera CEO looks to fix 'mosh pit' ordering system

Panera CEO Ron Shaich realizes that ordering at his chain can be chaotic.

Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats.

Data brokers disciplined on consumer protections

It’s tough enough landing a job these days.

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

US stocks rally on Fed minutes, earnings news

Once again, it was the Federal Reserve to the rescue for the stock market.

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Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

Data brokers disciplined over consumer protections

It's tough enough landing a job these days. So imagine if that background check provided to your potential employer wrongly identified you as a possible sex offender.

US Treasury raises $2.38B in Ally stock sale

The Treasury Department has raised $2.38 billion after selling a large chunk of its stock in Ally Financial Inc. as part of the government's ongoing effort to recoup the billions of dollars spent bailing out companies during the 2008 financial crisis.

US stocks rise for the first time in four days

Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone.

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

US consumer borrowing up $16.5B in February

Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use.

FTC says deceived consumers

The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called are the ones behaving badly.

5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead.

Obama actions test workplace ideas

Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents’ tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.