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  • Belcamp-based Independent Can Co. buys Ball Corp.'s specialty tin division

    Belcamp-based Independent Can Co. buys Ball Corp.'s specialty tin division

    Independent Can Co., the Belcamp-based, family-owned specialty metal packaging and printing firm, said Monday it has agreed to acquire the Rosedale-based specialty tin division of Ball Corp. Ball Corp., based in Broomfield, Colo. said it plans to sell its tin-making plant off Pulaski Highway for...

  • Report finds racial wage gap widest in nearly 4 decades

    Report finds racial wage gap widest in nearly 4 decades

    As wages for American workers have stagnated for more than a generation, the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and discrimination is the main reason for the persisting disparity, according to a new report. The Economic Policy Institute also found that young black women are...

  • Wells Fargo CEO pummeled on Capitol Hill over multiyear scam

    Wells Fargo CEO pummeled on Capitol Hill over multiyear scam

    Wells Fargo's longtime chief executive John Stumpf endured more than two hours of pummeling Tuesday on Capitol Hill over a scheme in which bank employees created millions of sham accounts to meet aggressive sales goals. "I have often said that banking is based on trust and that trust was broken...

  • Asian shares mixed as Bank of Japan, Fed mull policy options

    Asian shares meandered Wednesday as markets awaited the outcomes of monetary policy meetings in the U.S. and Japan. Japan's benchmark fell after August trade data came in weaker than expected. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 16,411.97 and the Hang Seng of Hong Kong fell 0.1...

  • Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

    Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

    The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year's end. The Fed said in a statement ending its latest policy meeting Wednesday that the U.S. job market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has picked up. But it...

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