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Business Democratic, Republican lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules Democratic, Republican lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Business U.S. durable goods orders fell 1.4 percent in February U.S. durable goods orders fell 1.4 percent in February
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a key investment category fell for a sixth month.
Business H.J. Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant H.J. Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant
Some of the most familiar names in pickles, cheese, hot dogs and other packaged foods are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to buy Kraft Foods in a deal to create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
Business Feds investigate safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring Feds investigate safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.
Business Higher gas costs lift U.S. consumer prices after 3 declines Higher gas costs lift U.S. consumer prices after 3 declines
A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation.
Business AmEx troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it AmEx troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it
For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it." But changing consumer habits and competition are putting heavy pressure on AmEx.
Business High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up
Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable.
Business Supreme Court limits securities suits over deceptive comments Supreme Court limits securities suits over deceptive comments
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering just because those statements ultimately turn out to be wrong.