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US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges

Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month’s heavy sell-off.

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US stocks extend losses as early rally fades

Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again.

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.

Dow drops 358 points after China fears spur global sell-off

The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders.

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Shell allowed to drill for Oil in Arctic Ocean

The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility

Adding fuel to rumors Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that’s been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

US factory output climbed in July, lifted by auto production

Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in manufacturing in July.

J.C. Penney’s 2Q results show turnaround gaining traction

J.C. Penney’s turnaround is gaining traction.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.

Hacking ring accused of making $100M on stolen news releases

An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they went out and then trading on that information ahead of the pack, federal authorities charged Tuesday.

Iran carpet industry seeks revival with lifting of sanctions

Iran’s famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country’s historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted in the months ahead.

Media companies lead a broad decline in US stocks

Big media companies led the stock market lower Thursday as investors fretted over fading revenue from cable television. Viacom and 21st Century Fox were among the hardest hit.

Oreo-maker latest ‘Big Food’ company targeted for shakeup

The maker of Oreo cookies may again be the target for a shakeup as “Big Food” companies scramble to transform amid changing tastes.

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Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.