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Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation’s largest private employer.

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

IMF trims forecast for global economic growth

The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Stocks slide on global concerns

Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.

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US factory orders posted record drop in August

Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.

76M households hit by JPMorgan data breach

A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday.

Trader indicted for manipulating commodity prices

A New Jersey high-frequency trader is facing charges for allegedly manipulating commodities prices by issuing false signals to the market and then profiting off them using software that executes trades within milliseconds, federal prosecutors announced Thursday, in what they described as a first-of-its-kind prosecution.

US stocks drop sharply

It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S. and abroad.

Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S.

Central Bank’s St. Louis branches changing name this fall

St. Louis Cardinals fans hear ads for it on the radio broadcasts.

Missouri couple pleads guilty to bank fraud

A northwest Missouri couple pleaded guilty to a $567,000 bank fraud scheme involving construction projects in a Lee's Summit subdivision.

'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves Pimco, joins Janus

The biggest star in the bond market shocked the financial world Friday by leaving the huge money management firm he has led for four decades and joining a much smaller rival.

Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

SEC alleges $129M pyramid scheme in China, US

U.S. regulators have charged two companies and three individuals with operating a pyramid scheme that made some $129 million from preying on investors in China, Taiwan and the U.S.