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Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

posted: 05/24/2016 9:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves.

Bank of America cleared of fraud

posted: 05/24/2016 2:40 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK -- Bank of America Corp. was not liable for fraud and subject to a penalty of over $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Amazon makes play for apparel

posted: 05/24/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- A series of painful earnings reports by department-store chains earlier this month showed the extent of a decline that experts say is being sped up by's growing might in the apparel market.

Apple debuts new look for stores

posted: 05/23/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple on Saturday unveiled a stylish new product that's not for sale -- a new look for its stores.

Tighter control of toxics in works

posted: 05/22/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.

Drug tests scaring off potential hires, employers lament

posted: 05/22/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

A few years back, heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: about half of them left.

T.J. Maxx a bright spot in dark outlook for retail

posted: 05/22/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

It was hard to find any shred of upbeat news in the apparel industry when heavyweights Macy's, Kohl's and Nordstrom all reported disappointing spring sales results.

Rabbits, skunks found to pass bird flu to ducks

posted: 05/22/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks -- offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Whole Foods' new format: See, not pricey here, really

posted: 05/22/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Whole Foods Market Inc., stung for years by snarky comments about its prices, is about to find out whether it can dispel the notion that its name should really be "Whole Paycheck."

Midwest leads way in U.S. home resales

posted: 05/21/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.

N.M. seeks mine-waste spill fixes

posted: 05/21/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico's top prosecutor said in a pair of letters sent to officials this week.

GM to offer debit cards, warranties in mileage flub

posted: 05/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be compensated, the automaker said Friday.

Former Trump casino getting new life

posted: 05/21/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The name on the front still reads "Trump," but a different billionaire wants to make the Taj Mahal casino great again.

Monsanto buyer also gets image

posted: 05/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

It's been characterized variously as sinister, evil and a corporate bully. Surveys rank it among the most hated companies in America. And now Bayer AG wants to buy it.

Wal-Mart profit down, U.S. sales up

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a net-income decline of 7.8 percent during the first quarter of its fiscal year, but earnings and revenue figures beat investor expectations and boosted the company's stock during a challenging period for retailers.





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