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Business U.S. economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up U.S. economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low energy prices are bolstering confidence that growth will strengthen this year.
Business Stock markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge Stock markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge
Stocks in energy companies have fallen nearly 12 percent in three months, nearly cancelling out moves up for most other industries. The S&P 500 is up less than 1 percent in that time.
Business Wary businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name Wary businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name
For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super Bowl. But for many business owners, it's simply the "big game" or "game day."
Business For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale.
Business Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend
GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.
Business 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000.
Business Boeing reports record quarterly revenue, higher profit Boeing reports record quarterly revenue, higher profit
Demand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business.
Business U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 7½-year high in January U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 7½-year high in January
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007 - four months before the start of the Great Recession. January's figure was up from a revised 93.1 in December.
Business Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute
Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.
Business Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache
Lyft, a company that allows customers to use a smartphone app to book and pay for rides in a private car, is pulling the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and rolling out the new "glowstache" for the cars.