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3 days ago

Dunkin’s customer visits slip amid fast-food deal fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts, feeling squeezed by a discounting fight in the fast-food industry, is planning to jump into the game with its own deals….

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3 days ago

An early rally in stocks loses steam by midday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading Thursday after wavering between gains and losses all morning. Investors are trying to position themselves ahead of Friday's jobs report from the government, which could help determine whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again next month….

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Pharma CEO Shkreli takes 5th amendment, still infuriates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired, yet even without answering questions, managed to leave them infuriated….

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Buffett’s firm now owns nearly 14 percent of Phillips 66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 1.7 million more shares of Phillips 66 to give it ownership of almost 14 percent of the oil refiner….

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3 days ago

There are options for those who hate haggling to buy a car

DETROIT (AP) — Haggling over a car price isn't always a bargain. There are head-scratching discount offers and long waits while the salesperson checks with their manager, among the many horror stories….

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Orders to US factories fell sharply in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years….

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Average long-term US mortgage rate falls fifth straight week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week amid volatility in world financial markets….

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Philip Morris Int’l results mixed, outlook disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International's fourth-quarter performance was mixed as it dealt with some higher costs and lower cigarette shipment volume. The seller of Marlboro and other cigarette brands outside the United States also gave a 2016 profit forecast below analysts' estimates….

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Applications for US jobless aid rise, but levels still low

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications stayed near historically low levels in a positive sign for the job market….

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Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits rise to 285,000, but that level still nea…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits rise to 285,000, but that level still near historic lows….