Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a plenary session of parliament at the lower house in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15 2013.
WASHINGTON - The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A surging stock market and a steady recovery in home prices drove Americans' wealth to a record last summer.
Sysco Corp. shares jumped after it agreed to buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion in stock and cash, uniting two of the nation's biggest food distributors.