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Car sales drag, while truck sales rev up

DETROIT, April 2 (UPI) — U.S. new vehicle sales rose 3.4 percent in March from last year with light trucks sales up and sales of passenger cars down, industry figures…

Grains mixed Tuesday

CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) — Grain futures prices were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Corn was off 1 3/4 to up 3 3/4, soybeans were up 1…

U.S. stocks post gains

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes shot up Tuesday as the U.S. Commerce Department said factory orders rose 3 percent in February. In Europe, statistical agency Eurostat…

Markets slide Monday

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes started the second quarter with losses Monday amid conflicting reports on whether U.S. economic growth was accelerating or slowing down. Markit…

Two PMIs head in two directions

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) — U.S. manufacturing grew in March, but two reports contradicted each other on whether growth was accelerating or slowing down. Markit Economics said growth accelerated…

Energy prices mixed Monday

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) — The price of crude oil was little changed Monday, holding above $97 per barrel in New York. The undertone of the market is upbeat,…

Company makes bacon condoms, sunscreen

SEATTLE, April 1 (UPI) — A Seattle company specializing in bacon-flavored products said its two newest products aren’t for ingestion — bacon sunscreen and bacon-flavored condoms. J&D’s Foods, famous for…

Net Income Increase over $7 million Compared To Second Quarter Fiscal 2012

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s second quarter of Fiscal 2013. Revenues for…

Signed Beatles album sells for $290,500

DALLAS, March 31 (UPI) — A mint condition, signed mono copy of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album sold for $290,500 at a Dallas auction house, officials…

Trump counter-sues alleged cyber squatter

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) — New York developer Donald Trump has filed a suit seeking $400,000 in damages from a man he says illegally set up websites bearing the…

BlackBerry posts $98 million profit

TORONTO, March 29 (UPI) — Canadian technology firm BlackBerry, formerly RIM, said it posted a surprising $98 million profit in its fiscal fourth quarter. In the quarter that ended March…

UPS pays up for illicit pill shipments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (UPI) — United Parcel Service agreed to give up $40 million in payments it charged for shipping products from what federal prosecutors called illicit online pharmacies.…

Kan. City Fed says business is still slow

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 28 (UPI) — Manufacturing in the southern central U.S. states slipped in March, but at a slower rate than February, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank…

Coast Guard refers Shell to Justice Dept.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 28 (UPI) — A Coast Guard official in Alaska said a request has been made for the Justice Department to investigate Shell Oil’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling…

S&P 500 flirting with record high

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Thursday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index flirting with an all-time closing high. The S&P 500 gained 3.37 points,…

Fourth quarter GDP revised slightly higher

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Commerce Department revised its gross domestic product estimate for the fourth quarter on Thursday, pegging growth at U.S. economic 0.4 percent. The report…

U.S. markets pull back in early trading

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes slipped Wednesday following downturns in markets across Europe. The European Commission said Wednesday that economic sentiment indexes for the eurozone and…

IPL extends agreement for nuclear power, takes another important step in long-term energy resource plan

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), announced today the signing of an 11-year power purchase agreement from the…

China’s vice premier pledges cooperation

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) — Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Monday pledged to create a fair business environment for U.S. investors. “China and the United States share a wide range…

Market upswing erodes Monday

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes dropped Monday after investors took a second glance at a bailout deal for Cyprus. Stocks followed European markets higher in early…