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  • McDonald’s profit, sales decline

    McDonald’s says its profit and sales declined as the world’s biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world.

  • Staples investigating possible data breach

    Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

  • Verizon misses Street 3Q forecasts

    Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $3.7 billion in its third quarter.

  • American, US Airways complete cargo combination

    American Airlines and US Airways say they have finished combining their cargo operations.

    US stocks close higher as turbulence fades

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    U.S. stocks closed with modest gains Monday after last week’s turbulence. All three main stock indexes ended higher.

    Whole Foods tries national ads for first time

    The nation’s largest natural and organic chain on Monday announced plans to roll out its first national advertising campaign. The move comes at a time when the chain is facing slowing growth and increasing competition from the likes of Safeway and Walmart, even as its stock has fallen.

    Halliburton tops Street 3Q forecasts

    Halliburton Co. on Monday reported profit of $1.2 billion in its third quarter.

    Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring: survey

    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

    What’s next after wild week for stocks?

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    The stock market needs to see a therapist. Temperamental, flighty, prone to violent mood swings, the market took investors on a wild ride this week. From one day to the next, even within a few hours, stocks swung from despair to optimism, deep losses to …

    Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

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    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich and everyone else narrowed slightly during the …

    Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Still working to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive …

    After an early slide, US stocks end mostly higher

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    After several days surfing Wall Street’s gut-wrenching swells and troughs, investors got a smoother ride on Thursday. Well, mostly.

    AM General laying off 60 from Indiana factory

    AM General is laying off about 60 workers from the northern Indiana factory where it builds military vehicles.

    UnitedHealth tops 3Q expectations, raises forecast

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    UnitedHealth Group’s third-quarter earnings inched up 2 percent but that was enough to help the nation’s largest health insurer trump Wall Street expectations and raise its 2014 forecast for the first time this year.

    Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

    Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.