Asian energy shares slide after OPEC decision

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Crude oil and Asian energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of economic data releases but other regional indexes were mixed.

Japan inflation eases, other data mixed in October

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.

Tax showdown: Congress nears deal to avoid hikes, Obama vows veto

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew some $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike. The White House called it a bad deal and vowed a veto, though it faces a tougher Congress in January when Republicans take over the Senate.

Growth revised up as economy improves

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The vast U.S. economy grew at a sizzling annual rate of 3.9 percent from July through September, the Commerce Department said Tuesday in its second, fuller estimate of quarterly growth.

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

Wyoming plan for Medicaid expansion unveiled

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A modified plan for Medicaid expansion could provide health coverage for nearly 18,000 uninsured people in Wyoming and bring in more than $100 million in federal funding to the state annually, according to a report by the Wyoming Department of Health.

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

Vermont clergy seek moral economy, higher wages

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The Rev. Debbie Ingram says the state's progressive religious activists have been quiet for too long, focusing their energies on running soup kitchens and food pantries for those in need — a reaction to the conditions the poor see every day.

A look at New Jersey's tax incentives for business

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A look at the details of New Jersey's tax incentives designed to bring businesses to the state or get them to stay:



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