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US stocks end little changed before monthly jobs report

A late turn gave the stock market a meager gain to start the month Thursday, a day after it finished its worst quarter in four years.

US auto sales jump last month

Just about everything broke right for the U.S. auto industry in September, as strong consumer demand, easy credit and generous incentives combined for double-digit sales gains at most major automakers.

Big gain for stocks as turbulent quarter ends

U.S. stocks rose across the board Wednesday following big gains in Asia and Europe, a buoyant end to the worst quarter for the market in four years.

VW: ‘Nothing has changed’ at Tennessee plant despite scandal

Inside Volkswagen’s only U.S. assembly plant there’s little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world.

Amtrak to introduce bag fees for passengers exceeding limits

Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry.

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Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters, darkening the nation’s long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.

China inks deal to buy 300 Boeing jets

Chinese companies have agreed with Boeing to buy 300 jets and build an aircraft assembly plant in China in deals signed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, the official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday.

Materials, energy stocks slide on China growth worries

Another slide in raw-material producers and oil companies tugged the stock market to a slight loss on Wednesday, amid heightened concerns about global economic growth. Dow Chemical and Chevron each lost 2 percent.

Company will ‘cut’ price of drug after gouging accusations

Single pill cost jumped from $13.50 to $750

The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase.

CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for mergers

Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition.

Study: Employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.

US stocks fall sharply as investors mull Fed's rate decision

Fears over slowing global growth hammered stocks in the U.S. and Europe on Friday and lifted prices of government bonds and other assets seen as safer bets.

Got a $100 million tax bill? Your check is no good at the IRS

No checks, please. Starting next year, your check won’t be any good at the IRS — if you’re making a tax payment of $100 million or more. The IRS says it will reject all checks for more than $99,999,999 because check-processing equipment at the nation’s Federal Reserve banks can’t handle checks that big.

US unemployment benefit applications dropped to 275,000

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, keeping this key indicator of labor market health near historic lows.

US stocks close higher as investors parse Fed’s next move

Stocks in the U.S. bucked a global market slump Thursday as investors look ahead to a crucial Federal Reserve meeting next week on interest rates.