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Key interest rate falls as investors seek safety

Traders rushed to the safety of U.S. government bonds on Wednesday, knocking a key interest rate to its lowest level since May 2013. It's a clear signal of rising anxiety on Wall Street.

US stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile

Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday.

Streak of solid hiring bolsters confidence about 2015

U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade.

Stocks slide following weak wage growth, oil slump

A turbulent week of trading ended Friday with U.S. stocks finishing lower for the third time in five days. The decline followed two days of big gains and nudged major indexes lower for the year.

Dunkin’ strikes deal to open 1,400 stores in China

Dunkin’ Donuts has struck a deal to open more than 1,400 locations in China over the next 20 years.

Coca-Cola cutting up to 1,800 jobs

Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs.

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Honda fined $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints

The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims.

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JC Penney to shut 40 stores, cut 2,250 jobs

J.C. Penney Co. said it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability. No Missouri stores are on the closure list.

US stocks bounce back

The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to 2015.

Fed sees foreign weakness as risk to US economy

Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed various risks to the U.S. economy at their December meeting but concluded that the big drop in oil prices was likely to end up boosting growth.

Monsanto earnings fall 34 percent on lower corn seed sales

Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in the first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds.

US stocks rise as oil steadies

Encouraging economic news and a rare rise in oil prices helped give the stock market its first gain in the new year Wednesday.

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Scrutiny on worker non-compete deals

Fast food worker Caitlin Turowski had this much in common with high-paid CEOs: When she quit her job, she couldn't work for a competitor. "We're struggling," said Turowski, now a plaintiff challenging alleged wage violations and the non-compete agreement.

Report shows improved Midwest economic outlook

Falling grain and fuel prices have hurt businesses tied to those industries, but have helped consumers open their pocketbooks, leading to an improved economic outlook for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly report released Friday.

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Low oil prices unlikely to hurt railroads much

The stunning collapse in oil prices over the past several months won't derail the railroads' profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude shipments seen in recent years.