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American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

BREA, Calif. | American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.

November 06, 2012 10:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

From left, glasses of hard apple cider, apple beer, and apple wine, along with, from left, bottles of beer, wine, and hard cider are shown.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Autumn's a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures setting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

NEW YORK | Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.

June 22, 2012 3:10 pm
U.S. Steel eyeing market with cautious optimism

U.S. Steel eyeing market with cautious optimism

United States Steel Corp. expects positive financial results from its operating segments in the second quarter.

May 05, 2012 1:00 pm

For stocks, a stable and impressive climb in 2012

The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny three months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the year.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am

LinkedIn's 4Q revenue doubles, and stock soars

LinkedIn provided further evidence of online networking's popularity and moneymaking potential with a fourth-quarter performance that got a glowing review on Wall Street.

February 09, 2012 5:45 pm

Housing bust still haunts the banks

The economy may be healing, but banks are still suffering from a housing hangover. JPMorgan Chase spent $3.2 billion last year to fight lawsuits, almost all of them over poorly written mortgages.

January 13, 2012 5:35 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Heaven forbid we should offend the visiting sophisticates

January 07, 2012 12:00 am

Economic recovery slow for US nonprofits

As the first signs of an economic recovery make the news, many of the nation's nonprofit organizations are digging in for another three to four years of financial distress, according to researchers who keep an eye on the charitable world.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

A year-end stock comeback? It's happened before

2011 was shaping up to be a washout for the stock market just two weeks ago. Now, it's within shouting distance of its biggest comeback in nearly three decades.

October 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Shoppers lift U.S. economy, if they keep spending

Consumers spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July, and more in May and June than previously thought. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing in the first half of 2011.

August 12, 2011 8:35 pm

A Q&A on S&P's downgrade of US debt

Standard & Poor's has taken the unprecedented step of lowering the top credit rating that the U.S. has held for nearly a century. What does a downgrade mean, and will it send interest rates higher?

August 08, 2011 8:00 am
GM, Ford June sales rise, Honda falls

GM, Ford June sales rise, Honda falls

Gas prices have hit a sweet spot for U.S.-based automakers. Industry analysts expect overall U.S. sales to rise 13.5 percent from last June, to around 1.1 million cars and trucks.

July 01, 2011 1:45 pm Photos


Investors nervous as stock market eyes correction

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped 6.8 percent since April 29. Declining just as quickly: the hopes of many investors and economists for robust growth in the second half of the year.

June 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Borders could close 51 stores but doesn't want to

NEW YORK (AP) — Borders Group Inc. says it may have to close dozens of its best-performing stores due to a requirement of its bankruptcy financing if their landlords don't agree to extend a lease-negotiation period.

June 09, 2011 2:45 pm
Ronald McDonald's midlife crisis

Ronald McDonald's midlife crisis

NEW YORK | Ronald McDonald is having a midlife crisis.

May 31, 2011 12:00 am

US stocks plunge on European debt worries

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Monday after warnings about the finances of several European countries stoked fears that the region's debt crisis is worsening. The euro dipped briefly to its lowest level against the dollar in two months.

May 23, 2011 9:45 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Reduce government, but not this way

With nearly 7,000 units of local government, there is certainly room for consolidation — if not elimination — of many of those districts in Illinois.

May 14, 2011 12:00 am
Fast food takes a stab at healthy

Fast food takes a stab at healthy

After years of criticism for contributing to America's ever-expanding waistline, is the fast-food industry finally going on a diet? With the economy's recent upswing and the current trend to be health-conscious, fast food restaurants are introducing healthier items on their menus.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am
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