WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January
U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.
Jan 27, 2015 | 4:27 PM
US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia
The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.
Jan 27, 2015 | 4:27 PM
Pfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costs
Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research and legal costs also reduced the bottom line. The world's second-biggest drugmaker by revenue...
Jan 27, 2015 | 4:27 PM
Orders for US durable goods stumbled in December
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy. The data suggest that U.S. companies may be growing wary of a number of...
Jan 27, 2015 | 4:27 PM
US home price gains slow in November on weaker sales
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of houses for sale. Economists are hopeful that home sales and construction will rebound this year, partly because price gains are...
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM
Dow plunges after weak earnings, econ news
The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods.
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM
US new home sales surge 11.6 percent in December; gains bode well for 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — US new home sales surge 11.6 percent in December; gains bode well for 2015.
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM
US stocks tumble on weak corporate forecasts, economic data
U.S. stocks are tumbling in midday trading, weighed down by disappointing forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods. The government reported that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped 3.4...
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM
Rethinking muffaletta as a thin-crust pizza for Mardi Gras
In honor of Mardi Gras, we created a muffaletta flatbread, a basic thin-crust pizza topped with all the classic ingredients of New Orleans' beloved muffaletta sandwich. 20-ounce ball pizza dough, room temperature 3 ounces sliced provolone cheese,...
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM
Lyft cars still think pink, but streamline the 'stache
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out. Ride-hailing company Lyft has pulled the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink "glowstache" that goes on the dashboard. About 300...
Jan 27, 2015 | 3:27 PM