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Big banks clear Fed's stress test

Subscriber onlyThe nation's largest banks breezed through the first phase of their annual stress tests Thursday, demonstrating that they have enough capital to withstand the type of financial shock that nearly ruined the industry and the world economy in 2008. Continue reading...

Westerman pushes bill to grease wheels on cutting in forests

Subscriber only If U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's legislation passes, it'll be easier to cut down trees in the nation's forests and harder for critics and federal courts to slow the process. Continue reading...

Uber co-founder, CEO quits after turmoil

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned Wednesday under pressure from investors. Continue reading...

Makers of food size up Amazon

Change up in air at Whole Foods

Subscriber onlyAmong the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-size food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me? Continue reading...

Magnificent flying machines

Car-plane, tri-copter among ideas on display at air show

Subscriber onlyThere are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the moon -- for a mere $544,000 per pound -- and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, big and small at the Paris Air Show this week. Continue reading...

Existing-home sales up 1.1%, but prices rise on short supply

Subscriber only Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are climbing at a pace that most incomes can't match. Continue reading...

Missouri AG sues 3 firms over opioids

Subscriber onlyMissouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday sued three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to an opioid crisis in the state. Continue reading...

Tech gains offset by energy losses

Subscriber onlyEnergy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyMichigan dumps its oil-spill analyzer Continue reading...

Drones shouldering in at air show

Integrating the craft into crowded skies an unresolved issue

Subscriber onlyDrones are no longer aviation's next big thing. They are a big thing right now, as evidenced by the drones of all shapes and sizes showcased at the Paris Air Show. Continue reading...

Uber rolls out tipping for drivers

Move part of overhaul efforts after series of scandals

Subscriber onlyAs part of a campaign to turn around its image, Uber Technologies Inc. started allowing customers to tip their drivers using the Uber app. The company rolled out the option Tuesday in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle, with plans to expand to every U.S. city by the end of next month. Continue reading...

Commerce-job pick hails from Gravette

Platt has extensive D.C. experience

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump plans to give a key Commerce Department post to a Northwest Arkansas native. Continue reading...

Takata bankruptcy seen skimping air bag victims

Subscriber onlyA bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its faulty air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Continue reading...

FedEx earnings beat expectations

Subscriber onlyShares of FedEx Corp. rose about 1 percent in late trading Tuesday after the company's latest quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations on higher rates and an increase in deliveries. Continue reading...

Ford sees $1B savings in shift

Automaker now to build small Focus in China, not Mexico

Subscriber onlyFord is canceling plans to build the Focus small car in Mexico, saving $1 billion by ending North American production and importing the model mostly from China after next year. Continue reading...