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Trade board flags solar imports

Vote opens door to tariffs, which U.S. panel-sellers oppose

Subscriber only A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of President Donald Trump's administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Continue reading...

Idaho to oversee logging in U.S. forest

Subscriber onlyBOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Continue reading...

GM says third shift to end at Tennessee plant Nov. 27

Subscriber onlyGeneral Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tenn., SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market. Continue reading...

Energy, wireless stocks post gains

Subscriber onlyA listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyNew L.L. Bean ad visible only in sunlight Continue reading...

Data-security bills lack GOP backers

Subscriber only Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Continue reading...

SEC data breach details disclosed

Agency: Illegal trading likely

Subscriber onlyThe vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top U.S. financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements, and may have profited from the information they stole. Continue reading...

Insurers tallying hurricane losses

Texas, Florida, Caribbean clients due billions in payouts

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast. Continue reading...

Mercedes takes aim at Tesla with U.S. electric production

Subscriber onlyDaimler AG plans to spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the world's largest luxury-car maker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla Inc. on its home turf. Continue reading...

Indiana's Gary asks Amazon for a shot

Subscriber onlyKaren Freeman-Wilson knows her city is in trouble. Continue reading...

U.S. home resales decline 1.7%

August drop tied to shortage of listings, Hurricane Harvey

Subscriber onlyU.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and an increasing shortage of available properties. Continue reading...

Key rate stays as is, Fed decides

It’ll start thinning its bond stockpile

Subscriber onlyThe Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged and said Wednesday that it would begin to withdraw some of the trillions of dollars that it invested in the U.S. economy after the 2008 financial crisis. Continue reading...

Nestle buys image in coffee deal

Large brands are snatching up small, trendy companies

Subscriber onlyBig companies are good at lots of things. Managing complex supply chains. Buying in bulk to get the lowest prices from suppliers. Getting products on lots of store shelves and in front of lots of consumers. Continue reading...

College towns feeling pinch from websites' short-term rentals

Subscriber onlyTime was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Continue reading...

Wisconsin attorneys' study casts doubt on Foxconn law

Subscriber onlyPortions of the law passed for Foxconn Technology Group that speeds up legal appeals related to a planned flat-screen display factory are legally questionable according to an analysis prepared by nonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislative Council at the request of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling. Continue reading...

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