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EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply.

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

Country-of-origin label for meat cuts endangered

Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Deal divides billions in closed nuke plant’s costs

Consumers will get refunds and credits of about $1.4 billion, but also pay about $3.3 billion, under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.

Report: Role of 3 big banks in commodities risky

Three big Wall Street banks that have owned commodities such as aluminum exposed themselves to risk and in some cases manipulated prices in a way that raised costs for consumers, a Senate investigation has found.

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Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities decline

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings slightly in September after hitting a record in the previous month.

US index notch latest records

Investors remained in a record-setting mood Tuesday, edging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index to their latest all-time highs.

Stocks end mostly up as gains extend into 4th week

Stocks ended mostly higher on Friday as major indexes extended gains for a fourth week in a row, a rare stretch for this year.

US companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years

U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of a steadily improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level.

Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling

A federal judge in New Orleans is sticking to his ruling that said BP's conduct in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster amounted to "gross negligence."

Virgin America prices IPO at $23 per share

Virgin America says its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares has priced at $23 apiece.

Wal-Mart sales perk up ahead of holiday

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

Amazon, Hachette end monthslong dispute

One of publishing's nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.

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