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California home sales jumped in December, buoyed by a stronger economy and lower interest rates, a research firm said Thursday.
Me? Maybe because I'm half-Italian and know how routine heavy 'candidate' turnout is back in Italy, I have no problem with a big bunch vying for the big brass ring.
Schlumberger, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by efficiency improvements in North America and resilient drilling activity in the Middle East and Asia.
A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets is set to close.
The major U.S. stock benchmarks fell for the fifth consecutive day as oil prices resumed their slide and the Swiss central bank unexpectedly lifted a three-year cap Euro exchange rates put in place to keep the Franc from appreciating too much and damaging Switzerland’s export-driven economy. Adding to the volatility was a surprise rise in weekly jobless claims to a four-month high at 316,000 and a series of disappointing quarterly earnings reports from the financial sector including Bank of America and Citigroup.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk says Texas is atop his list to build a five-mile-long test track for his conceptual Hyperloop project that involves shooting capsules full of people through elevated tubes at the speed of sound.
The president of U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat asked Rhode Island officials on Thursday to help ensure there are enough qualified state residents to fill thousands of jobs needed to build submarines in the coming years.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.
Google Inc. will discontinue its Glass Explorers program on Jan. 19.
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The U.S. government on Thursday fined Southwest Airlines $1.6 million in what it said was the biggest civil penalty levied against an airline for violating rules barring long waits for passengers in planes on the runway.
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Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would have limited regulators' authority to designate sections of state land for the promotion of biological diversity, saying it would hamper sustainable forest management beneficial to the economy as well as environmental protection.
Puerto Rico's governor signed a law Thursday that will increase the excise tax on a barrel of crude oil by 68 percent to help generate funds and sell an anticipated $2.9 billion in bonds.
Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old embargo.
Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it has extended the contract of its President and CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018.
Belgian police killed two men who opened fire on them during one of about a dozen raids on Thursday against an Islamist group that federal prosecutors said was about to launch "terrorist attacks on a grand scale".
Foreclosures last year fell to their lowest level since before the housing bust.
Online retailer Amazon.com's Prime Instant Video made history this week when its show "Transparent" won a Golden Globe for best comedy TV series, a first for a web-only production.
The final months of 2014 were more difficult for big banks than investors suspected.