WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday. The Shinkansen, as it's called in...
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. If investors started looking to sell, they'd be slow to find buyers, spreading fear through the $100 trillion global bond...
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
US stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sink
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sliding in midday trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. Airlines stocks fell as investors feared that news of the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the U.S. might discourage people from...
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors
WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
GM's US sales up 19 percent in September
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup rose 54 percent to 50,176, while the GMC Sierra pickup was up 25 percent to 16,763.
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
Ford's US sales down 3 percent in September
DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year. F-Series truck sales fell 1 percent to 59,863.
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
Pace of US factory activity slipped in September
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that...
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
Ford adding 1,000 new jobs in Canada
TORONTO (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant near Toronto to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market. Canadian Industry Minister James Moore also welcomed the announcement and said his...
Oct 1, 2014 | 3:01 PM
US stocks slip in early trade; General Mills down
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are heading lower in early trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. The company is struggling as Americans eat fewer boxed and frozen meals.
Oct 1, 2014 | 2:01 PM
US companies added 213,000 jobs in September
Economists surveyed by FactSet forecast that the government's report will show 215,000 jobs were added in September, while the unemployment rate remained 6.1 percent. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains near seven-year lows,...
Oct 1, 2014 | 2:01 PM