How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks
For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world’s mightiest stock market to tremble.
US seeks voluntary limits on car touch screens
The government is asking automakers to put stronger limits on drivers' interaction with in-car touch screens in an effort to curb distracted driving.
Apple to dole out $100B to shareholders
Apple is opening the doors to its bank vault, saying it will distribute $100 billion in cash to its shareholders by the end of 2015.
Report: Richest 7 percent got richer during recovery
The richest Americans got richer during the first two years of the economic recovery while average net worth declined for the other 93 percent of U.S. households, says a report released Tuesday.
Hopper's Family Market-Pharmacy's ribbon cutting
The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Hopper’s Family Market-Pharmacy at 7467 Highway 69 N, Cullman 35058.
Bernanke to miss conference, hinting at departure
Ben Bernanke is intensifying speculation that this year will be his last as Federal Reserve chairman by deciding to skip the Fed's annual August conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Drop in gas prices benefits US drivers, economy
A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It’s a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy.
Senate bill jeopardizes tax-free online shopping
States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday.
G-20 officials decry lack of global growth
World finance leaders say they are determined to attack a sluggish global economy in which growth is too weak and unemployment too high.
G-20 countries pledge stronger efforts
World finance leaders are pledging to pursue further actions to bolster a disappointingly weak global recovery.
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