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US stocks approach record as technology, energy stocks gain

U.S. stocks climbed back close to record levels on Thursday as technology, materials and energy companies all notched big gains.

Greek debt talks with eurozone end without breakthrough

Debt talks between Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone broke down Thursday without agreement or even a plan of action before next week's follow-up meeting.

US stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

U.S. stocks closed effectively flat in quiet trading Wednesday as investors waited to see what the outcome would be of an emergency meeting between Greece and the rest of the eurozone to discuss the country's finances.

Babies R Us, furniture maker sued in sisters’ dresser deaths

A dresser that fell on two toddler sisters, killing them, had been sold without a strap designed to keep it from tipping over, according to a lawsuit filed against the retailer that sold it and the company that manufactured it.

Coke benefits from higher prices in North America

Coca-Cola reported a profit that topped Wall Street expectations Tuesday as it stepped up marketing and fetched higher prices for sodas in North America.

US stocks advance on earnings, possible Greece deal

A mix of positive earnings and corporate news boosted stocks on Tuesday. Signs that Greece might be willing to broker a deal with its creditors also gave the market a lift.

Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs

Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.

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January job gains show US recovery gaining greater strength

A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. economy is finally regaining the kind of strength typical of a healthy recovery — with hiring accelerating, wages rising and people who had given up their job hunts starting to look again.

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Senators call for investigation into Verizon 'supercookies'

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

Safe-play stocks, bonds and gold sink after US hiring surge

A blockbuster U.S. jobs report sent investors fleeing their traditional places of comfort: dividend-paying stocks, as well as bonds and gold. The selling left major indexes slightly lower.

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Slow Russian economy catches up with US wild-fur trappers

Brian Cogill pulls on a green hoodie, slips on his hip waders, dons the hat made from a beaver he caught himself and drives out into the snowy woods in search of his quarry.

Greek charm offensive hit a wall in Berlin

A whistle-stop tour of European capitals netted Greece’s finance minister few, if any, concessions over the country’s debt — but the prevailing view in markets is that his anti-austerity government will reach agreement with its creditors in the coming weeks.

RadioShack files for bankruptcy, plans deal with Sprint

Struggling consumer electronics chain RadioShack, founded nearly a century ago, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Thursday.

Twitter shares spike as 4Q results fly above expectations

Twitter shares flew nearly 10 percent higher aftermarket, as the messaging service shrank losses and nearly doubled quarterly revenue by drawing more users and expanding its advertising offerings.

Amy Pascal steps down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails.