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Business News

IMF head: Improved policies needed to boost growth

Head of International Monetary Fund says improved policies needed to boost weak global growth

Updated 10 minutes, 13 seconds ago

MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project

MIT, Twitter team up on $10M project to figure out new ways to use, benefit from social media

Updated 10 minutes, 31 seconds ago

Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

Supreme Court takes up religious bias case over store's refusal to hire woman due to headscarf

Updated 10 minutes, 59 seconds ago

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed

Updated 11 minutes, 00 seconds ago

Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

Obama off to Northwestern's business school to talk about jobs, take break from global crises

Updated 11 minutes, 00 seconds ago

Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors

Putin says Russian state will support sectors hit by international sanctions

Updated 11 minutes, 04 seconds ago

Germany's Rocket Internet makes bumpy market debut

Shares in German startup incubator Rocket Internet fall on first day of trading in Frankfurt

Updated 11 minutes, 04 seconds ago

Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?

Review: Apple, PayPal, others have uphill battle to make pay-by-phone easier than plastic

Updated 11 minutes, 34 seconds ago

Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

US indexes fall for a fourth day as lower oil drags down energy companies; Airlines stabilize

Updated 13 minutes, 41 seconds ago

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 4.19 percent; 15-year loan at 3.36 percent

Updated 14 minutes, 12 seconds ago

US factory orders posted record drop in August

US factory orders fell by record in August, dragged by aircraft volatility

Updated 14 minutes, 58 seconds ago

Sears to raise cash through Canadian ops sale

Sears to raise $380 million through sale of most of its stake in Canadian unit

Updated 15 minutes, 01 seconds ago

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years

Updated 15 minutes, 22 seconds ago

Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

Hong Kong protests cause short-term pain, longer-term risks for role as business hub

Updated 15 minutes, 25 seconds ago

German train drivers vote for strikes

German train drivers vote for strikes in pay dispute with national railway; no dates set

Updated 17 minutes, 01 seconds ago

Greek police destroy suspected bomb sent to bourse

Greek police destroy suspected parcel bomb intercepted at Athens stock exchange

Updated 17 minutes, 11 seconds ago

Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

US indexes fall for a fourth day as lower oil drags down energy companies; Airlines stabilize

Updated 18 minutes, 37 seconds ago

Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters

US security firm reports 'malicious, fake' smartphone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters

Updated 19 minutes, 24 seconds ago

Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

Missing data, clunky navigation mar new gov't site for searching doctors' financial conflicts

Updated 19 minutes, 26 seconds ago

Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

Facebook apologizes to drag queens, transgender community for 'real names' policy

Updated 19 minutes, 27 seconds ago
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