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Business Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers
It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. It takes words invested with meaning in the language of the international jet set.
Business Survey: U.S. businesses add 189,000 jobs in March Survey: U.S. businesses add 189,000 jobs in March
U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown raises questions about how much of an impact falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have had on dampening economic growth.
Business Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15 Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on college campuses.
Business US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February
U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.
Business Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now
The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.
Business Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants.
Business Indian companies scramble to find women directors Indian companies scramble to find women directors
As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.
Business Mexico City businesses cite losses during Bond filming
The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre."