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  • FRANKFURT, March 27- German carmaker Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a mid-sized pickup truck, expanding its premium brand into a lower-priced bracket in a bid to narrow the sales gap with arch rival BMW. The Mercedes pickup will initially target customers in Latin America, South Africa, Australia and Europe, and no decision has been made about whether to launch...

  • Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed Florida was home to six of the nation's 20 fastest-growing metro areas from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. The Villages retirement community located northwest of Orlando was the nation's fastest-growing metro area last year with a 5.4 percent increase that raised the population to 114,000...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 25- Boeing Co faces a union authorization vote in South Carolina next month that pits the plane maker and anti-union Governor Nikki Haley against an organized labor movement that has been thwarted from expansion in the South. National Labor Relations Board scheduled the vote for April 22 after Boeing and the International...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 25- Boeing Co faces a union authorization vote next month by thousands of workers at its jetliner facilities in South Carolina, setting up a showdown in their long-running battle in the strongly anti-union state. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been outspoken in her criticism of unions, calling them "thugs" and "bullies."

  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The investments come as researchers harness recent scientific advances, including the mapping of...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Production workers at Boeing plants in South Carolina will decide next month whether they want representation by the Machinists union. But now it estimates that 3,000 of the company's approximately 7,500 workers in South Carolina will be eligible to vote. Nikki Haley said last week after the union petitioned for the vote that South...

  • Abolish the IRS? Easy to say, but awfully hard to do Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:39 AM ET

    The Texas Republican is pledging to scrap the tax-collecting agency as he runs for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He joins potential contenders and the Republican National Committee itself in the decidedly longshot push to dismantle the unquestionably unpopular IRS. "Imagine abolishing the IRS," Cruz told college students during his campaign...

  • The Texas Republican is pledging to scrap the tax-collecting agency as he runs for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He joins potential contenders and the Republican National Committee itself in the decidedly longshot push to dismantle the unquestionably unpopular IRS. "Imagine abolishing the IRS," Cruz told college students during his campaign...

  • Nikki Haley helped kill a plan by fellow Republicans in the South Carolina House to borrow $500 million for building projects, accusing them of running up the state's "credit card" debt. Yet Haley herself has approved more than $1 billion in state-backed borrowing as head of South Carolina's financial oversight board, according to an Associated Press review.

  • WASHINGTON— House Democrats Monday unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan for next year that mirrors President Barack Obama's call for $1.8 trillion in tax increases on wealthier people and corporations over the coming decade. It would make modest curbs on the rapid growth of the popular Medicare program. The GOP measure manages to project balance but...

  • For two years, Napa Valley, California- based Mira Winery has been submerging bottles of wine in the harbor in Charleston, South Carolina, where its president lives, to determine the effects of water, motion, light and temperature on aging. But last week the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued an advisory saying water pressure could cause...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- The average price of regular grade gasoline fell 4 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to $2.50 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The highest price was in Los Angeles, at $3.29 per gallon. Prices are highest in Los Angeles because of the summer blend regulation deadline and California's global warming laws,...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents in the last two weeks to $2.50. Los Angeles had the most expensive gas among cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states at $3.29. Charleston, South Carolina, had the cheapest at $2.11.

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • Recalls this week: Yarn, residential elevators Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET

    DETAILS: All 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn sold at Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores nationwide and online at www.yarnspirations.com from April 2012 through February 2015. HOW MANY: About 620,000 in the U.S and about 220,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Bernat at 844-418-7973 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit...

  • Atlantic City rejected by voters on new Monopoly games Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    Atlantic City is where the Monopoly board game began, but voters in a global contest to pick cities for new editions of the 80- year-old game have turned their attention elsewhere. According to results released Thursday— the 80th birthday of Monopoly— Atlantic City, whose streets provided the names for the game's squares when it was created in 1935, did not make...

  • Wisconsin private-sector job growth lags national average Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin added jobs at half the national average, ranking it 40th in private-sector job growth for the 12- month period that ended in September, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest jobs number, based on a survey of nearly every employer in the state, were down from the previous quarterly report in...

  • Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Honda says it's the first recall of 2008 Pilots for potential problems with driver's air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. With the added vehicles, Honda has now recalled 5.5 million Honda and Acura cars and SUVs nationwide from the 2001 to 2011 model years because of the air bag problems. Honda says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that it...

  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the House Budget Committee called off a vote on a plan to remove restrictions on additional defense dollars, a proposal to placate lawmakers intent on easing the pain for the Pentagon. The failure of the GOP- led committee to approve its budget blueprint as scheduled was unprecedented in recent memory.