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  • It’s down to the wire for online shopping

    ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather…

  • US stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading

    Stocks moved slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, on pace to build modestly on gains from last week. The market has closed higher over the past three trading days. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales…

  • It’s becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it’s almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. International online payment services…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS-US OPEN Stocks extend rally NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes have edged mostly higher today, but the gains are being held back by discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening…

  • NY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation’s largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New…

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority…

  • Trump Entertainment eyes new financing from Icahn

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts says a new $20 million pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will give it time to restructure while keeping the struggling Taj Mahal casino open. Trump attorneys said…

  • Palestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled

    JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday, saying the rift between…

  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren’t doing yet — at least most of the…

  • FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. The…

  • US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to…

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.…

  • Stocks mostly higher at midday, extending advance

    Major stock indexes edged mostly higher Monday but the gains were held back by discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices. The market is coming off a big advance…

  • Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more…

  • US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.