Saturday, February 25, 2017

Business News

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY ELENA BECATOROS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the ...
Trader Joseph Lawler, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

BY MARLEY JAY NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last ...
This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain’s menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell ...
In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President ...
This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market. THE NUMBERS: The ...
In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and JASON DEAREN WASHINGTON (AP) — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt’s home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out ...
This April 14, 2011 file picture shows the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, file)

GENEVA (AP) — The chief executive of Glencore says the Swiss mining and metals company is better positioned than ever after core profits rose 48 percent last year amid recovering ...
PSA Peugeot Citroen Chief Executive Carlos Tavares arrives to deliver his speech during the presentation of the company's 2016 full year results, in Paris, Thursday, Feb.23, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

BY ANGELA CHARLTON PARIS (AP) — The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a “European car champion” with the purchase of General Motors’ European car business and ...
In this photo provided by General Motors a self-driving car is seen in Detroit. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve ...
This photo provided by HSN Inc., shows Mindy Grossman. (HSN via AP)

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile ...
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