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  • Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.

    Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.
    Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds...
  • Officials sentenced in tomato price-fixing scam

    SACRAMENTO — Two former officials with one of the nation's leading tomato processing companies have been sentenced in a federal case. Randall Rahal of Nantucket, Mass., was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Prosecutors say the former...
  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
  • Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

    Regulators act to require stronger bank capital
    WASHINGTON — Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown. The eight biggest banks will have to meet stricter measures for holding capital...
  • Alcoa posts loss on smelter, mill shutdowns

    Alcoa posts loss on smelter, mill shutdowns
    Alcoa Inc. lost $178 million in the first quarter as revenue fell on lower aluminum prices, but profit beat expectations after excluding charges to idle capacity at aluminum smelters and mills. The company said the price it was paid for aluminum dropped...
  • Stocks close higher for the first time in four days

    Stocks close higher for the first time in four days
    Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone. That was the sentiment on Wall Street Tuesday as the stock market broke a three-day losing streak. The gain pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into positive territory for the year. The rebound was...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • CVS Caremark to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges

    CVS Caremark to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges
    CVS Caremark Corp., the country's second-largest pharmacy chain, has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it misled investors and used improper accounting techniques to artificially boost its financial earnings, the U.S. Securities and...
  • L.A. Council acts to prevent halt in funding for community programs

    L.A. Council acts to prevent halt in funding for community programs
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to plug a financing gap that threatened community programs once paid for with federal dollars, devoting more than $1.9 million in reserves to help sustain programs that include neighborhood...
  • IMF says global economic recovery is strengthening

    IMF says global economic recovery is strengthening
    WASHINGTON -- Global economic growth should gain momentum this year, with the U.S. leading the way among developed countries and some long-depressed southern Eurozone economies finally turning the corner, says the International Monetary Fund. The IMF,...
  • Small-business optimism rebounds as winter ends, survey finds

    Small-business optimism rebounds as winter ends, survey finds
    WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more optimistic about the economy last month and expected sales to increase as a winter marked by severe weather ended, according to survey results released Tuesday. The confidence index from the National...