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PSC rejects Noranda’s rate-change request

Noranda Aluminum won’t get reduced rates, the Public Service Commission said today.

PetSmart to consider selling itself

Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.

Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.

Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.

Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.

US factory output surges in July

U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.

FDA approves Biogen's MS drug Plegridy

Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

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'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property.

GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment.

Stocks creep higher following earnings news

Better corporate earnings helped nudge the stock market up on Thursday in one of the quietest sessions this year.

US indexes move higher

A modest gain for the stock market on Wednesday tugged the Dow Jones industrial average back into the black for the year as investors set aside concerns about Ukraine, Iraq and earnings, at least for a day.

Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week.

Biofuel firm KiOR warns of bankruptcy

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and that bankruptcy could follow.

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Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters

The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure.

US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain

The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy.