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Crude oil prices jumped by more than $2 a barrel on Wednesday off multimonth lows as the prospect of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia combined with strong U.S. economic data to raise demand expectations.
Tesla plans to make an economic development announcement in Nevada, with one report saying the state was chosen as the future home of the Gigafactory.
British architect Norman Foster and Mexican colleague Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2-billion airport.
Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the extremist group that carried out the videotaped beheading.
Light vehicle sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.53 million in August, up from 16.48 million in July and the best level since July 2005, according to data compiled by Autodata.
Tesla Motors Inc. has chosen Nevada as the state to house its battery plant, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores, making a profit of about $200 million on the investment, according to sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.
A new report from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that health spending will increase by 3.6% in 2013, but will increase considerably over the next 10 years.
Verizon will pay $7.4 million to settle with The Federal Communications Commission over allegations that it used customers' personal information for marketing purposes The FCC found that Verizon Communications Inc. failed to notify about 2 million new customers of their privacy rights on first invoices or welcome letters for several years beginning in 2006.
Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 newly laid-off workers over the next three days.
Olga Rodriguez, a Mexico and Central America correspondent for The Associated Press for more than a decade, is joining the news organization's San Francisco bureau.
Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.
Starboard Value LP will continue its proxy fight with Darden Restaurants, as the activist investor rejected the latest offer from the operator of Olive Garden restaurants to resolve a dispute over control of the company.
A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening in all regions in July and August in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism.
The unemployment rate in New England ticked up to 5.8 percent in July, but it's still lower than the national average.
The economy continued on a moderate or modest growth path through late August, with only the housing sector lagging behind, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book report on current economic conditions released Wednesday.
The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded.
The U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia, and in order to maintain its dominance America must be more innovative in how it develops and buys new technologies, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told industry leaders here Wednesday.
The U.S. economy expanded at a 'moderate' pace across much of the nation with the auto industry showing strong growth, and banking conditions improving.
Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan fell $1.44 or .9 percent, to $165.01.