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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill
House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more...
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail
The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Business Highlights
In a statement it issued Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed offered no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term rate. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising...
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Boeing will handle final assembly of 787-10 in SC
NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The 787-10 is still being designed and Boeing expects to start final assembly of the first...
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals
The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
Jul 31, 2014 | 7:31 AM
Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy
A statement the Fed issued after a two-day policy meeting suggested it wants to see further improvement before it starts raising its key short-term interest rate. The Fed revised the wording of its previous statement to note that while the...
Jul 31, 2014 | 6:31 AM
How the Dow Jones average fared Wednesday
U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus. Bond yields rose after the government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a robust...
Jul 31, 2014 | 6:31 AM
Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals
David Owen, regional head of public policy for Airbnb, said Portland is the first city for which the company is collecting such taxes. Besides nearly $500,000 in projected tax revenue for the first 12 months, Airbnb plans to add 160 jobs to...
Jul 31, 2014 | 5:31 AM