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Apple Moves to Reward Investors

5 hours 45 min ago
Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.

Obama, Abe Deliver Common Message

6 hours 7 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged from talks with a commitment to continue efforts on a broad trade deal and an affirmation from the U.S. that the countries' mutual security treaty applies to islands at the center of territorial dispute.

E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:00
The FDA plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, eventually banning sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and requiring makers to gain FDA approval for their products.

Sky Is Limit for Air Rights

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:04
The average price paid in Manhattan for the transfer of air rights—the undeveloped space above a building—rose 47% in 2013 from the previous year, according to a report.

Easing on Deportations Expected to Be Modest

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:35
Any easing of deportations is expected to be modest after the Obama administration's current review of immigration policies, a senior administration official said.

Two Small Firms Adapt to ACA

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31
Small businesses are finding both benefits and costs as they attempt to navigate the Affordable Care Act.

Poland Welcomes U.S. Troops

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:54
Poland welcomed a company of some 150 U.S. infantry troops on its territory and said more forces could be deployed quickly if needed as it believed neighboring Russia was moving fast to carve up Ukraine.

FCC Plans New Open Internet Rules

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:15
The FCC plans to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers.

Two More Prominent Hospitals Halt Hysterectomy Procedure

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:44
Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania Health System halt the use of morcellators in hysterectomies following the FDA's warning that the surgical device can spread cancer.

Holder Sides With Sotomayor on Michigan Decision

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:29
Attorney General Eric Holder sided Wednesday with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's strong dissent to the decision to allow Michigan to end affirmative action at its public universities.

General Accused of Mishandling Assault Cases to Exit

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:13
An Army general has been forced to retire after an inquiry found that he failed to properly investigate repeated allegations of sexual assault, officials said.

U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:40
Sales of newly built homes tumbled in March while prices surged, in the latest indication that the U.S. housing market is struggling to regain traction.

Mining Groups Pan New Coal-Dust Rules

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:40
The Labor Department issued new regulations aimed at eliminating black lung disease among miners, drawing criticism from industry groups.

New York City Police Death at Fire Spurs Policy Change

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:57
The death of a New York City policeman who responded to a fire ahead of firefighters has prompted departments around the U.S. to review guidelines for officers who find themselves in similar situations.

More Inmates Eligible for Clemency

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:25
Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration.

U.S. to Move Troops Amid Ukraine Tensions

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:59
The Pentagon said U.S. troops would be sent for exercises in Eastern Europe to reassure allies on Russia's border, after Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing two people and shooting at a military plane.

Vote Rejecting UAW at Plant Is Certified

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:15
The NLRB certified a February election in which the UAW was rejected by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, bringing to an end a two-month battle over the result.

Small Fish, Big Water Fight

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:59
As water managers parcel out the scarce commodity to cities and farmers in a prolonged drought, environmentalists threaten to sue them for not leaving enough for a fish called the Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Abe's Military Plan May Rattle Region

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:43
Japan's prime minister is pushing to remove six-decade-old constraints on his country's military, a goal that the Obama administration said it supports.

Fed Looks Likely to Stick to Path

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:37
Fed officials are on track to reduce their monthly bond buying to $45 billion at their policy meeting next week and stick with a communications approach that leaves investors with a little uncertainty about when it will start raising interest rates.

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