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    Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market.The Dearborn-based automaker's net income fell 56 percent to $3.2 billion in 2014. Sales were down slightly, to 6.32...

    By Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer|

  • Business

    Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations

    Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.

    By Tom Murphy Associated Press|

  • Business

    Microsoft reports lower quarterly earnings

    SEATTLE -- Microsoft ended 2014 on a mixed note, earning a profit that met the expectations of Wall Street analysts but came in well below the previous year as the company dealt with restructuring charges and an income tax hit.

    By Matt Day Seattle Times|

  • Business

    Falling oil prices help boost optimism of business economists

    WASHINGTON -- Plunging oil prices helped boost optimism about first-quarter growth among economists at U.S. businesses, who had higher expectations for sales, hiring and wages than they did three months ago, according to survey results released Monday.

    By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times|

  • Business

    Could popular traffic app Waze be used to target police?

    Some law enforcement officials are worried that Google's popular traffic tracking app Waze endangers police by showing where their squad cars are located.

    By Pete Carey pcarey@mercurynews.com|

  • Business

    CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    WASHINGTON -- Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.

    By Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press|

  • Business

    Biz Break: Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Google highlight big earnings week

    Today: Prepare for a flood of earnings reports this week from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Google. Also: Informatica stock gains amid activist investor challenge.

    By Jeremy C. Owens jowens@mercurynews.com|

  • nation-world

    2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates

    The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as a rate per million...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    NEW YORK -- The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

    By Candice Choi Associated Press|

  • Business

    Motorola jumps back into China with three new smartphones

    BEIJING -- Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.

    By Joe McDonald Associated Press|

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