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OTTAWA - Canada's major banks and credit card companies have reached a deal with the federal government to cut the fees charged to merchants for credit transactions, sources familiar with the negotiat

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S.

TOKYO - Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort.

AMSTERDAM - AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-per cent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europ

WASHINGTON - Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureauc

TOKYO - Sony Corp.

TOKYO - Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth.

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A lawsuit says Kimberly-Clark Corp.