WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited
[...] the overall housing market remains hampered by tight mortgage credit, rising home prices and stagnating incomes. Nela Richardson, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, estimates that only homeowners with rates higher than 4.25...
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 AM
Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the...
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 AM
Business Highlights
DALLAS (AP) — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheaper fuel, thanks to the nosedive in crude oil prices...
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 AM
EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 AM
Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.
Oct 24, 2014 | 7:24 AM
Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.
Oct 24, 2014 | 7:24 AM
Figures on government spending and debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Oct 2217,856,540Statutory debt limitsuspendedTotal public debt...
Oct 24, 2014 | 7:24 AM
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday
The stock market got a boost Thursday from a combination of strong corporate earnings and encouraging economic reports. Caterpillar and 3M were among the companies posting results that impressed investors. Hiring in the U.S. remains solid and a...
Oct 24, 2014 | 7:24 AM
Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping
Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers with new features on websites or improved layouts in the toy aisle. Toys R Us' website has a new "gift finder" that features top gifts for every toy category and...
Oct 24, 2014 | 6:24 AM
Pfizer approves $11B stock repurchase plan
NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock. Repurchasing shares can help support a company's stock price and earnings per share.
Oct 24, 2014 | 6:24 AM