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Metallurgical coal sector experiences price bounce

A big bounce in prices has one sector of the coal industry using a word it has not uttered in several years: expansion. Benchmark prices for ...
Treat your marriage like a business
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture, and ...
Smartphone approach being used to train young workers
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The digital natives, that is. Rather than wailing about the ubiquity of cellphones and earbuds, two fast-food employers ...
Wave-produced power goes online
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — Off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the ...
Most common workplace injury in U.S. is hearing loss
Eight years ago, Jeff Ammon, now 55, began noticing a feeling of pressure in his ears every day after work. Over the next months, when his ...
Choose the right credit card for a free vacation
NEW YORK — Many frequent fliers are buzzing about the latest travel rewards credit card — one that comes with a hefty $450 annual fee ...
Wells Fargo employees: Sales focus a hindrance
It began with the constant and compulsive pressure to sell. Then came stress-induced health problems. Wells Fargo employees, both current and former, say they spent ...
Incredible shrinking stock market takes its toll
NEW YORK — More companies don't want you, or any other investor, to buy their stock. Instead of listing their shares on a stock exchange, ...
Highmark sticks with federal health insurance marketplace despite challenges
Highmark Inc. announced Friday that it will continue selling Affordable Care Act plans for 2017 despite continuing losses and a trend of major insurers abandoning ...
Yahoo breach might not be motivated by financial gain
SAN FRANCISCO — If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company ...
Marriott completes $13B acquisition of Starwood Hotels
NEW YORK — Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company. Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion ...
Facebook admits giving advertisers inflated viewer metrics
Facebook Inc.'s rapid growth has been tightly linked to convincing advertisers that people are watching more videos on its social network. Now the company is ...
UPS begins testing drones for package delivery
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker ...
Under the Hood: Getting to know your gauges
Question: With our help, our daughter just purchased her first car. It's a bit different than our family car in that it uses a variety ...
Waiting for the right time can reward car buyers
That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this could be a great ...
Review: Nissan Titan gets nicer interior, stronger engine for 2017
Nissan has revamped its regular-duty full-size Titan pickup for 2017, giving it more aggressive styling, a nicer interior and a more powerful V8 gasoline engine. ...
Energy, tech stocks drag market lower
NEW YORK — Stock indexes closed moderately lower Friday following three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Energy ...
EU-US trade pact under a cloud, Europe mulls change of tack
BRUSSELS — The outlook for a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States was bleak Friday, with EU ministers discussing ...
Trump woos oil, gas industry in Pittsburgh visit
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised more than 1,000 oil and gas professionals gathered Thursday in Pittsburgh that he would be the energy industry's ally ...
Yahoo reports largest data breach on record
Yahoo on Thursday reported the largest data breach in history — affecting at least 500 million user accounts — months after first detecting signs of ...

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