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Aetna’s 4Q profit up 73%

February 2, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Aetna Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income jumped 73 percent, as it continued to benefit from low use of health care and some key expenses fell. The Hartford, Conn. more »»

Bernanke: Interest rate hike in 2014 “best guess”

January 26, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s announcement that it is unlikely to raise its benchmark interest rate until late 2014 is simply its “best guess,” Ben Bernanke said Wednesda. more »»

Apple passes Exxon as most valuable

January 26, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has again surpassed Exxon as the most valuable U.S. company after an excellent quarter. Apple Inc.’s stock rose nearly 6 percent to $44. more »»

Crude prices rise

January 26, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — Benchmark oil prices rose Wednesday afternoon, briefly topping $100 per barrel, after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates at record lows for a year longer than... more »»

Stocks close higher

January 26, 2012 The stock market bounced to its highest close since last spring Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it expected to keep interest rates near zero for almost three more years. more »»

US Airways 4Q income falls

January 26, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — US Airways Group Inc. expects ticket prices and passenger demand will continue their upward climb this year, overshadowing stubbornly higher fuel price. more »»

Forecasters see small pickup in growth for balance of year

January 24, 2012 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new economic forecast calls for the U.S. more »»

Chesapeake to cut natural gas production

January 24, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with decade-low natural gas prices that have made some drilling operations unprofitable, Chesapeake Energy Cor. more »»

Fed: No rate hike for now

January 24, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — It could be quite a while yet before the Federal Reserve starts raising the interest rates it’s kept at record lows for three years. Maybe not before 2014. more »»

Stocks end session mixed

January 24, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 index eked out a tiny gain Monday while traders kept an eye on talks in Europe to cut Greece’s crushing debt load and prevent a global financial crisis. more »»

$25B mortgage deal goes to states

January 24, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s five largest mortgage lenders have agreed to overhaul their industry after deceptive foreclosure practices drove homeowners out of their homes, government officials... more »»

Home sales climb in December close to highest point in year

January 21, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — Home sales rose in December to the highest pace in nearly a year. more »»

‘Women Are Wonderful’ Feb. 11

January 21, 2012 Invite your sister, daughter, mother, and friends to the 12th annual “Women Are Wonderful” event on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center. more »»

Tech stocks push Dow up

January 21, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — IBM and Microsoft drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday after the tech giants reported stronger earnings than analysts expected. more »»

Oil prices slide back

January 21, 2012 (AP) - Oil slipped below $100 a barrel on Friday due to caution over Greek debt relief talks and as signs of weaker gasoline demand tempered hopes of economic recovery in the U.S. more »»

GE sales miss estimates

January 21, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. said Friday that its fourth-quarter earnings fell 18 percent as revenue declined after it sold its stake in the NBC network. more »»

Feds probe Novartis drug

January 21, 2012 LONDON (AP) — A multiple sclerosis drug made by industry giant Novartis is under investigation after at least 11 patients taking the medicine died. more »»

First woman named to lead Sam’s Club

January 21, 2012 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more »»

Banks stocks lead market down

January 14, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — A rare disappointing earnings report from JPMorgan Chase battered bank stocks on Friday and helped push the rest of the market lower. more »»

Monti backs push for financial tax

January 11, 2012 BERLIN (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Wednesday threw his support behind a new tax on financial transactions, backing a push by Germany and France, but said he would prefer to have it... more »»

 
 

 

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