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Yellen: Economic weakness could slow rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.

Google parent tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.

US pending home sales inch up in December

The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast.

Stock market turns lower after cautious view from the Fed

The stock market gave up a modest gain and turned lower after the Federal Reserve issued a cautious assessment of how the U.S. economy was doing.

Facebook posts strong 4Q as company closes gap with Google

Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most powerful company.

Wikipedia gets another source of cash for 15th birthday

Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet’s leading encyclopedia.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sees many risks for 2016

American businesses are facing numerous risks and few upsides as they enter 2016, with political uncertainties, greater regulation and cyber theft among their top concerns, says the leader of the nation’s most influential business lobby.

Stocks plunge as a dismal start to 2016 gets worse

Stocks tumbled again on fears of a global slowdown and alarm over plummeting oil prices, officially sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index into what’s known as a correction, or a drop of 10 percent or more from its peak.

Lumosity to pay $2M to settle deceptive ad allegations

The developer of Lumosity “brain training” games will pay $2 million to settle federal allegations that it misled customers about the cognitive benefits of its online apps and programs.

Tax error complicates financial help for some with Obamacare

About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year, putting their subsidies at risk if they want to keep coverage.

US employers hire at robust pace, defying global trends

The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week.

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US stock market drops, ending its worst week since 2011

A wave of late selling pummeled U.S. stocks Friday and pushed the market to its worst week in four years.

China’s market turmoil: Worry, but don’t panic

There’s no reason for panic. Worry, yes, but not panic.

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Stocks slump on new China worries; oil falls to 12-year low

Stocks and oil prices plunged again Thursday on spreading fears that China's economy, a major engine of global growth, is sputtering.

World stocks slide as China trading halted after plunge

Chinese stocks nosedived on Thursday, triggering the second daylong trading halt of the week and sending other Asian markets sharply lower as investor jitters rippled across the region.