- Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.
U.S. Inflation Gauge Falls for First Time Since 2013 Consumer prices fell in August, the first monthly decline for the inflation measure since April 2013, a reading that could lend support to some Federal Reserve policy makers who are seeking to move slowly in lifting ultra-low interest rates.
Moody's Keeps U.S. Outlook Stable The U.S. is in good enough shape to keep its triple-A rating for a while, but projected spending growth for programs such as Social Security pose concerns down the road, Moody's Investors Service said.
U.S. Home-Builder Optimism Surges Home-builder optimism surged in September to the highest level since 2005, a sign home construction could pick up in coming months.
Dollar Gains Against Yen The dollar crept higher against the Japanese yen but eased against the euro Wednesday, as investors awaited the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting later in the session.
Trian Wants a DuPont Breakup An activist investor with a successful track record has launched a campaign to force DuPont to break itself up after the chemical giant rebuffed its repeated private calls for change.
Sony's Turnaround Effort Stumbles Sony's last hopes for turning around its electronics arm have faltered. The company, which expects to post a fiscal-year loss of $2.15 billion, said it won't be a major player in the smartphone market as it is still struggling amid competition.
Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia When Alibaba begins trading Friday, four of the world's 10 largest Internet companies by stock-market value will be based in Asia, highlighting how much action is shifting to the region.
Meet the Biggest Polluter in China's Most Polluted City Jizhong Energy, the biggest polluter in China's dirtiest city, is trying to clean itself up, highlighting the balancing act under way as regional governments and businesses try to tackle pollution without wrecking local economies.
Budweiser, a Big Sponsor, Criticizes NFL Anheuser-Busch said it was disappointed and increasingly concerned by the NFL's handling of recent incidents, which the brewer said "have overshadowed" the league's season.
FedEx Profit Jumps 24% FedEx Corp. said its fiscal first-quarter profit jumped 24%, as the package-delivery giant reported higher revenue in its ground, freight and express operations.
Family Dollar Rejects Tender Offer Family Dollar Stores advised its shareholders to reject Dollar General's tender offer, while again affirming its support for its deal with Dollar Tree.
Sulzer Confirms Talks With Dresser-Rand Swiss industrial pump maker Sulzer confirmed that it is in discussions with U.S. firm Dresser-Rand Group about a 'potential transaction,' following a news report about a possible merger.
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