Saturday, February 25, 2017

Business News

The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller gestures during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)

BY FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures ...
In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, cotton farmer Teofilo "Junior" Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

BY ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall ...
This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

BY MARLEY JAY NEW YORK (AP) — A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower. There was far more selling than ...
This Wednesday, May 25, 2016, file photo shows a new home under construction in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher ...
This Jan. 6, 2014, file photo shows a section of the Pinelands region in Lakehurst New Jersey. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

BY WAYNE PARRY CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest ...
In this Aug. 16, 2005 file photo, customers walk out of a J.C. Penny department store in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping. Penney said Friday that ...
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. From left are, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Trump, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, and Ford CEO Mark Fields. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs ...
This Dec. 13, 2016 photo shows the old Anaconda smelter smokestack in the background behind the community of Opportunity, Montana. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

BY MATT VOLZ OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in ...
This is a Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo of People as they walk past one of the headquarters buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)

BY DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for nine consecutive years after it set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth ...
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Global markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan’s ...
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