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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, the Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.13 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $5.18 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $4.80 per share.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 10:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. shares rose Wednesday after the aircraft maker forecast better-than-expected earnings and revenue in 2018. Along with rival Airbus, Boeing is benefiting from demand for new airliners that has created huge backlogs lasting several years. Aircraft deliveries are generating...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 10:44 am
Stocks moved higher in morning trading Wednesday after several big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly results. Technology companies accounted for much of the market's gain, outweighing losses in health care and other sectors. Oil prices headed lower. The market was coming off a two-day losing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo the exhaust pipes of a VW Diesel car are photographed in Frankfurt, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
January 31, 2018 - 10:41 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler says it has fired an executive who represented it at an industry-backed organization that commissioned diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys. A statement from Daimler AG on Wednesday did not identify by name the executive, citing privacy concerns. It...
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January 31, 2018 - 10:37 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Wednesday that 206 companies — mostly Israeli and American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. In a long-awaited report, the office said more resources...
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January 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is following up on his State of the Union address by hosting a tax discussion with American workers. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters say Trump will discuss the new tax cuts during an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday afternoon with workers at...
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January 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes increased for a third straight month in December, raising an index of pending home sales by 0.5 percent. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales reached 110.1, up from a revised 109.6...
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January 31, 2018 - 9:25 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Wednesday that 206 companies — mostly Israeli and American — are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. In the long-awaited report, the office said more...
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January 31, 2018 - 9:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in the German city of Stuttgart are investigating two employees of auto components and technology firm Robert Bosch LLC in the U.S. on suspicion of being accessories to fraud in connection with manipulated diesel emissions in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, job seekers stand at a booth at a job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. U.S. businesses kept hiring at a healthy pace in January 2018, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year, a private survey found. Payroll processor ADP says that companies added 234,000 jobs, led by big gains in services firms, such as hotels, restaurants, retail, education and health. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 31, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 234,000 jobs, led by big gains in services firms, such as hotels, restaurants, retail, education and...
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January 31, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers' wages and benefits grew 2.6 percent last year, the fastest 12-month pace since the spring of 2015. The 12-month gain in wages and benefits came despite a slight slowdown at the end of last year with wages and benefits rising 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, a tiny...
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