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Business Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Business Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy
Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.
Business 'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy 'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy
Hours after the leaders of the world's 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by promising to increase global output by $2 trillion over five years, Japan said it had fallen into recession.
Business  Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices
Planes are full. Passengers clamor for amenities. Investors want a payout. New planes are on order. Those are all reasons the airlines likely won't be passing their recent savings on fuel along to fliers in the form of lower fares.
Business Hellmann's tweaks website in 'mayonnaise' spat Hellmann's tweaks website in 'mayonnaise' spat
After suing a small California company for calling its eggless product "Just Mayo," Hellman's maker Unilever tweaked its websites to make clear that some of its own products are not exactly mayonnaise either.
Business U.S. retail sales rise ahead of holiday shopping U.S. retail sales rise ahead of holiday shopping
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins.
Business Can low oil prices be good for the environment? Can low oil prices be good for the environment?
Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved.
Business U.S. companies hire at the fastest pace in 7 years U.S. companies hire at the fastest pace in 7 years
U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs - two signs of a steadily improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level.