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Fiat Chrysler faces recall sanctions

Regulators say automaker violated law in several cases

Subscriber onlyThe chief U.S. auto safety regulator said Thursday that Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls. Continue reading...

Nation's jobless rate dips to 5.3%

Economy gains 223,000 jobs in June, but wage growth stalls

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. labor market took one step forward and one back in June as job creation advanced while wages stagnated and the size of the labor force receded. Continue reading...

Factory index up as more buying

Gains also seen in construction

Subscriber onlyAmerican factories are starting to climb out of a slump on the back of stronger consumer spending. Continue reading...

As trade, BMW goes in, pickup drives out

Well-heeled discover luxury trucks

Subscriber onlyArt gallery owner Tim Wiford didn't really want another Lexus. So he bought a Ford pickup -- a leather-studded $60,000 F-150. Continue reading...

Archivist asks judge to void arrest order

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for North Little Rock archivist John Rogers on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to withdraw his arrest order for Rogers. Continue reading...

Commercial drone sector takes off

California startups busy trying to catch new sales wave

Subscriber onlyAs the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets. Continue reading...

Stocks slip after Greek report

Subscriber onlyStocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs hospital names new CEO

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs Regional Hospital has named Patrick Kerrwood its new chief executive officer. He starts July 13. Continue reading...

Airlines' seat talks draw U.S. scrutiny

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading...

Survey: June hiring up 237,000

Factories’ expansion best since January, trade group says

Subscriber onlyU.S. businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, a private survey found, evidence that rising consumer spending and a healthy housing market are supporting more hiring. Continue reading...

June auto sales 1.48 million, up 3.9%

Subscriber onlyAutomakers on Wednesday posted mostly improving U.S. vehicle sales for June, capping the best first half in a decade, and predicted an even better finish to the year. Continue reading...

Puerto Rican utility's debt met

More bonds sold to avoid default

Subscriber onlyPuerto Rico's power company has been forced to sell bonds once again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment. Continue reading...

Low-paid workers see wages rise 3.2%

Subscriber onlyFrom the drive-thru clerk at McDonald's to the greeter at Wal-Mart, workers on the bottom rung of the workforce are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen reason to raise interest rates this year. Continue reading...

Congestion pushes NYC to limit Uber

Subscriber onlySo many New Yorkers are signing up with Uber Technology that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council members blame the company and other ride-hailing services for clogging Manhattan's streets and air. Continue reading...

Ark-themed park deserves tax break, court told

Subscriber onlyLawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions. Continue reading...

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