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Russia takes Saudi oil title

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude producer in December, when both countries started restricting supplies

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Business Roundup 2/20/17

Wal-Mart tests out convenience stores

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Boycotts’ impact doubted

Attention boycotters: Your #boycott brand-of-the-day efforts may not even matter.

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Kohl’s starts shift in its tech strategy

NEW YORK — The rise of online shopping hasn’t been kind to traditional department stores. It’s Kohl’s Chief Technology Officer Ratnakar Lavu’s

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Crimes lead trio to make sales safer

MIAMI — After being robbed while exchanging computer equipment in person and later scammed while selling electronics online, Ally Simbert, 25, who at the time was a

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Savers see delay in interest rates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you’re a saver who’s been waiting for rising interest rates to boost your earnings, you’ll have to wait a little longer.

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Wells Fargo sees less interest in checking accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Fewer customers opened checking accounts at Wells Fargo in January and more closed checking accounts, an indication that the embattled financial

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Unilever rejects Kraft’s $143B bid

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would join the U.S. maker of cheeses and lunch meats with the European producer of mayo,

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Mort­gages pay off

NEW YORK — Freddie Mac said Thursday that it will pay the U.S. Treasury a dividend of $4.5 billion next month after its profit more than doubled in the last quarter.

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PepsiCo reports 'guilt-free’ income

NEW YORK — What do Baked Lay’s potato chips, Simply Tostitos chips and Diet Mountain Dew have in common? They’re all “guilt-free,” according to

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Large health insurers trade lawsuits as buyout falls apart

INDIANAPOLIS — Health insurers Anthem and Cigna are now trading lawsuits instead of working together to salvage a shaky $48-billion buyout agreement.

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Business Roundup 2/16/17

Consumer prices spike in January

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Yellen de­fends Fed in­de­pen­dence

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank’s independence Wednesday from Republican lawmakers who are pushing for major changes in

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Business Briefs 02/15/17

Manitowoc building coming down

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Fed chair signals rate hike coming

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, in her semiannual report to Congress on Tuesday, painted a largely bright picture of the economy and signaled that the

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