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Aug 21, 2014 | 3:21 AM
Some Bank of England board members seek rate hike
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month....
Aug 21, 2014 | 1:21 AM
Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather. The home improvement company's performance beat analysts' expectations, but the Mooresville, North Carolina, company lowered its full-...
Aug 21, 2014 | 12:21 AM
Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades
This year’s topic at the economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is on labor markets so Fed Chair Janet Yellen is sure to spell out her latest assessment on the U.S. job market.
Aug 20, 2014 | 11:20 PM
State’s women-owned firms missing out on SBA loans, federal contracts
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.
Aug 20, 2014 | 10:20 PM
Going to Kansas City, to live, work and play
Twenty years ago Kansas City suffered from a yearslong exodus of residents, workers and shoppers to the suburbs. But over the past decade, Kansas City’s urban core has become known as a cool place to live instead of a dreary place to drive away from...
Aug 20, 2014 | 10:20 PM
UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
Aug 20, 2014 | 9:20 PM
BofA reaches $17B settlement with U.S., report says
The bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion. The deal is the largest settlement arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure.
Aug 20, 2014 | 9:20 PM
Ballmer’s sole role at Microsoft now is investor
His decision to step down from the board of directors sheds the last of the former CEO’s management ties, ending a 34-year leadership role with the software giant.
Aug 20, 2014 | 8:20 PM
B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
Aug 20, 2014 | 8:20 PM