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  • What’s next after wild week for stocks?

    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 …Read More

  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

    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 …Read More

  • Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

    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 …Read More

  • After an early slide, US stocks end mostly higher


    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


    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.

    Amazon hires 80K seasonal holiday workers


    Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season.

    Barbie’s star fades, dragging down Mattel in 3Q

    Mattel’s got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

    Wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173


    Stocks ended a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge.

    Hewlett-Packard resumes buybacks, affirms guidance


    PC maker Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it is resuming buybacks and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 and 2015.

    Qualcomm buying CSR in $2.5 billion deal


    Qualcomm is buying British chip maker CSR in a deal worth about $2.5 billion as it pushes aggressively into technology that connects devices over the Internet.

    US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas


    U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

    US producer prices fell 0.1 percent in September


    Inflation was limited last month because of falling gasoline and food costs that have lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services.

    Grant’s Appliances closes without notice


    Customers who bought appliances and electronics from Joliet, Illinois-based Grant’s Appliances within the last few weeks have been left hanging, as the six-store retail chain shut down without notice Oct. 8.

    Customers of the Grant’s store in Merrillville, Indiana, stuck notes on the door, wondering …