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Head of US pension agency resigning

July 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal agency that insures company pensions for more than 40 million Americans says its top official is resigning. more »»

Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close

July 13, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September. more »»

Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

July 13, 2014 SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman’s special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. more »»

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

July 13, 2014 CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION, N.Y. — The Seneca Indian Nation is strengthening its roots to the land with a new commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees in public landscaping. more »»

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. more »»

Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

July 12, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Big Tobacco may soon get smaller. The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Friday they are in talks to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies. more »»

Economists lower forecasts for US growth

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. more »»

FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges

July 11, 2014 NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint file... more »»

Fed No. 2 says care needed to avert crisis

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new No. 2 official says regulators must continue to work to end the need for the government to bail out big banks in a crisi. more »»

US unemployment aid applications fall to 304K

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. more »»

Improper payments by federal government top $100B

July 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Tax credits for families that don’t qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. more »»

Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

July 10, 2014 NEW YORK — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. more »»

Fed split on signals for first rate increase

July 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-term interest rate. more »»

American Apparel to receive financing

July 10, 2014 NEW YORK — American Apparel Inc. more »»

Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles

July 10, 2014 DETROIT — Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. more »»

PC shipment slump bottoms out

July 10, 2014 NEW YORK — A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe. more »»

Soda tax’s last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — If two of the most progressive U.S. more »»

Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product

July 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky. more »»

 
 

 

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