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Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials

Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.

Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments

U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates.

Fed Chair Yellen: stock market prices ‘quite high’

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability.

US stocks sink as oil price jumps above $60

A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run.

Warren Buffett defends practices, showers advice at meeting

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves.

Workers in confined spaces to come under protection rule

Construction workers in confined spaces like manholes and tanks will come under a new federal rule intended to give them similar protections to workers in manufacturing and other industries.

Apple, IBM, Japan Post team up to improve elderly care

Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country.

US wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers.

Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

UAW reports 55 percent membership at VW plant in Tennessee

The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Insurers navigate health overhaul to rising profits

Several of the nation’s biggest health insurers have hiked earnings expectations for 2015 after blowing past first-quarter forecasts and heading into a much more stable future than they faced this time last year.

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Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike

The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.

US stocks drop as economy grows at meager pace

News that the economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year helped push the stock market lower on Wednesday.

Kroger expands in central Indiana to create 3,400-plus jobs

Kroger will build 11 new stores and expand or remodel 22 others in a $464.6 million central Indiana expansion that will create 3,440 permanent jobs, the retailer announced Wednesday.

Express Scripts meets 1Q profit forecasts

Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $441.1 million.