Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.

Government sues Arlington firm over firing of pregnant women

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Pharmacy Solutions violated civil-rights laws when it fired two pregnant women.

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.

Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

Arlington apartment developer files bankruptcy plan

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30 on the bankruptcy plan submitted by MMJV Sapphire L.P., which plans a 254-unit community on the southeast edge of UTA.

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.