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  • Jonah Goldberg: Obama still reading from same old script

    It's hard to believe that was only President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of...
  • Why Greeks should dump the euro

    Why Greeks should dump the euro
    By electing left-wing Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders. After the dust settles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will either backpedal...
  • Melvin Gordon dies at 95; longtime Tootsie Roll CEO

    Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, the company announced. He was 95. Gordon was chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based confectioner for 53 years, overseeing the...
  • Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...
  • S&P settles charges tied to ratings of mortgage-backed securities

    Standard & Poor's agreed Wednesday to pay the U.S. government and two states more than $77 million to settle charges tied to its ratings of mortgage-backed securities. In its first enforcement action against a major credit-rating company, the Securities...
  • US stocks rise in midday trading; Coca-Cola gains after earnings beat analysts' forecasts

    The U.S. stock market is edging higher as investors welcome some positive earnings surprises from big companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,057 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average...
  • US market indexes end solidly higher; Coca-Cola leads a gain in the Dow Jones industrials

    Stocks are closing moderately higher as traders welcome positive earnings news from Coca-Cola and other companies. Energy stocks were the exception Tuesday. That sector edged lower as the price of crude oil dropped more than 5 percent. The Dow Jones...
  • US stocks open higher as Coca-Cola, others gain after reporting stronger earnings

    U.S. stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by some surprisingly strong earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 94 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,822 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...
  • Asian stocks follow Wall Street down on concern about Greece

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street was dragged down by mounting concern about Greece's standoff with its creditors. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 declined 0.8 percent to 17,573.83 points and Seoul's Kospi shed 0.3 percent...
  • US stocks open lower following weak Chinese trade data and more worries over Greece bailout

    U.S. stocks are opening lower, following declines in overseas markets on weak Chinese trade data and more worries about Greece's finances. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,750 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Monday....
  • Pennsylvania gets $21.5 million in S&P mortgage fraud settlement

    HARRISBURG — The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Financial Services has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $21.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed the company defrauded investors by abandoning its role as an independent loan...