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AP Business Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much....
BEIRUT (AP) -- The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience....
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates....
Wall Street Journal Headlines
The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans' rate of participating in most sports is in decline. For instance, the demand for yoga gear is outpacing growth of the sport itself.
Russia temporarily closed four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, citing sanitary violations, amid the country's most-serious confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
Hedi Slimane is opening a Los Angeles store that will be the brand's largest, unseating the Paris flagship and continuing a shift in focus toward L.A.'s chic cultural scene.
For years, police have been in a cat-and-mouse game with a shifting foe that can frustrate investigations—antivirus software.
Target cut its outlook for the second time this year as traffic at its stores fell again, even though the discounter ramped up promotions to bring shoppers in.
CNNMoney Headlines
Median income is growing but is still down since the economic recovery began in 2009.
This month, Delaware became the first state to pass a law giving heirs the right to access the online accounts and assets of someone who has passed away.
The Argentine bond saga continues. Now the South American nation is trying to get the bonds moved out of U.S. jurisdiction.
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NY Times Business Headlines
Even as the accord nears completion, prosecutors are preparing a separate civil case against Angelo Mozilo, the man who came to embody the risk-taking for which Bank of America is now paying dearly.

The auto lender agreed to pay a $2.75 million penalty over accusations that it consistently gave giant credit reporting agencies flawed reports about thousands of car buyers.

A government-sponsored pilot program in Ann Arbor, Mich., is exploring the benefits that occur when vehicles can talk with one another, and their surroundings.

The company reported net sales of $1.32 billion, down 2 percent.

The group believes the Federal Reserve has nearly exhausted its ability to repair damage caused by the recession.

USA Today Business Headlines
Pandora's staff is mostly white even though they work in one of nation's most diverse cities.
They are unsettling, but do they have value?
Doesn't guarantee a soaring stock price, but it helps the bottom line.
Billionaire activists Carl Icahn bought a 8.5% stake in Hertz (HRZ), making the car-rental business the latest company he's targeting.
Russia says closures are for sanitary reasons, but could it really be politics?
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