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A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall.
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The Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.
The federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 an hour since 2009, but labor unions and anti-poverty advocates are pushing a rate more than twice that amount as the new standard needed to afford hourly earners a decent living.
Bank of America's second-in-command is out of a job following a management shake-up.
Developers of a planned Foxwoods casino for the New Bedford waterfront abruptly backed out of the competition for Massachusetts' final resort casino license on Wednesday, citing an inability to secure financing for the projected $650 million project.
Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $469.2 million, a 30 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago.
Starbucks says people will soon be able earn rewards points by using the ride-hailing service Lyft, a move intended to further expand the universe of its loyalty program.
Cigna Corp. shares jumped in the extended session Wednesday on a report that Anthem Inc. is near a deal to buy the health insurer.
Judicial Watch Wednesday announced that IRS scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond tea party organizations and included higher profile groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS, associated with former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove.
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.
The Dow fell nearly a half percent Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to sink it in the red for the year.
Campbell’s Soup has a fresh new plan to simplify their recipes and ditch artificial ingredients by the end of 2018.
A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $13.50, opening a divide with an existing group that's been pushing for a $15 wage floor.
Michigan's most populous county moved a step closer to state oversight Wednesday after Gov. Rick Snyder determined that Wayne County — which is home to the city of Detroit — is in a financial emergency.
Discover Financial Services reported a 7 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, due largely to higher expenses.
A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
LeBron James is setting his sights beyond the basketball court.
The U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock spent years violating a $12 million settlement for misrepresenting the protection it provides for customers.