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  • US stocks move slightly higher in quiet trading

    U.S. stocks are edging higher in relatively quiet trading the day after Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 47 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,078 as of 11:45 a.m. Friday. The Standard &…

  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of…

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

    NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough…

  • US stocks edge higher in quiet trading

    U.S. stocks edged higher Friday morning in relatively quiet trading a day after Christmas. Falling oil and natural gas prices helped bolster expectations for stronger consumer spending heading into next year. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow…

  • Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the…

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there’s a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some…

  • Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses…

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there’s a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some…

  • Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the…

  • Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015. A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher…

  • Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. The ruble has been the worst performing…

  • US stocks open slightly higher in quiet trading

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher in relatively quiet trading the day after Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,066 as of 9:35 a.m. Friday. The Standard…

  • Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter…

  • Spain premier announces modest minimum wage raise

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has announced minimal increases to the minimum wage and for government-funded pensions and predicted the nation’s economy will “take off” in 2015 following years of crushing financial pain. Mariano…

  • China offers to help electricity-starved Nepal

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — China said Friday that it would help Nepal develop its power industry to alleviate severe electricity outages that can last up to 12 hours a day in the Himalayan nation, where…