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  • Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs grilled over tax scandal

    First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasion. HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has endured a string of scandals and paid billions in penalties to regulators around the world. But recent revelations that its Swiss private...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

    The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high close on Wednesday, while the other major stock indexes ended lower. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of corporate earnings, as well as another day of testimony from Federal...
  • Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

    The Dow Jones industrial average managed another record high close, but just barely, even as other market indexes edged lower. Traders were watching another day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and monitoring earnings news from...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday...
  • Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks

    Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent in morning trading to 18,628.98. Australia's S&P/ASX...
  • Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months. She wanted the world to know the Fed isn't ready yet to raise rates from...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

    The U.S. stock market edged higher on Tuesday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to new highs. Investors cheered the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. On Tuesday: The Dow rose 92.35...
  • Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

    The U.S. stock market is back at a record high as traders are encouraged by the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 18,209 Tuesday. The Standard &...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • Mercury Marine CEO John Pfeifer guides outboard engine maker into growth phase

    MILWAUKEE John Pfeifer is president of Mercury Marine Inc., a marine-engine manufacturer that employs about 5,000 people worldwide and has created more than 1,500 jobs in Wisconsin since 2009. Mercury is a division of Brunswick Corp., the nation's largest...