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Energy agency says gasoline will average under $2 in 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its monthly short-term energy outlook that regular gasoline will average $1.98 a gallon nationwide in 2016. The pump savings are a direct result of the 70 percent collapse in crude oil prices since...
Feb 10, 2016 | 8:10 AM
Figures on government spending and debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Feb 8$18,960,788Statutory debt limitSuspendedTotal public debt...
Feb 10, 2016 | 8:10 AM
Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes. She highlighted in her semiannual report to...
Feb 10, 2016 | 7:10 AM
Yellen, citing global uncertainty, says Fed could slow pace of future rate hikes if economy disappoints
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yellen, citing global uncertainty, says Fed could slow pace of future rate hikes if economy disappoints.
Feb 10, 2016 | 7:10 AM
In Tech: Google ads, Verizon video, domain leadership
Anti-extremist ads partially financed by Google recently began appearing in the U.K. as part of a program that helps nonprofit organizations highlight their causes when people enter certain words into a search engine. Google's financing won't...
Feb 10, 2016 | 7:10 AM
Monsanto pays $80 million to settle accounting charges
The Securities and Exchange Commission says Monsanto didn't properly account for millions of dollars paid to distributors as rebates, which had the effect of distorting the company's earnings reports for 2009, 2010 and 2011. The improper accounting...
Feb 10, 2016 | 7:10 AM
US approves Spaceflight for simplified satellite-launch deals
Seattle-based Spaceflight has been formally approved as a preferred satellite launch services vendor for contracts with federal government agencies.
Feb 10, 2016 | 6:10 AM
Despite protests, Greek PM says reforms ‘not optional’
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesting farmers says they’re planning to camp outside parliament and hold a 48-hour protest against planned pension reforms. Farmers from around 70 highway and road blockades around the country are planning to bring...
Feb 10, 2016 | 6:10 AM
Staples gets EU approval for acquisition of Office Depot
NEW YORK (AP) — Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears. The company will divest all of Office Depot’s...
Feb 10, 2016 | 6:10 AM
With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programming
Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, "Lazer Team." Despite its modest price tag, there's a hefty amount...
Feb 10, 2016 | 6:10 AM