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US: Tarmac delays fell to lowest level in 2014

February 11, 2015 There were no super-long tarmac delays for airlines in December, making 2014 the best year on record for the fewest such incidents. The government is taking credit. The U.S. more »»

Investor seeks $8B GM stock, seat on board

February 11, 2015 DETROIT — A member of the government task force that restructured General Motors after its 2009 bankruptcy is seeking a seat on the company's board and at least an $8 billion stock buybac. more »»

Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5K jobs

February 11, 2015 NEW YORK — Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. The Houston company said it will lay off 6. more »»

Doctor’s office may be most dangerous place for identity theft

February 10, 2015 Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity frau. more »»

Food scares cost McDonald’s in China, Japan; sales fall

February 10, 2015 OAK BROOK, Ill. — Food-quality scares are hurting McDonald’s in China and Japan, where weakness contributed to a key global sales figure falling 1.8 percent. more »»

Netflix brings streaming video service to Cuba

February 10, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba Monday in what appears to be a largely symbolic move driven by the recent loosening of U.S. more »»

Madoff trustee returns millions more to investors

February 10, 2015 NEW YORK — About $355 million distributed last week to investors cheated in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme means over half of allowable claims have been paid in full, the trustee recovering money for... more »»

Death toll from faulty ignition switches rises

February 10, 2015 DETROIT — The families of 52 people killed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors small-car ignition switches will receive millions in compensation from a company fund. more »»

Even as US job market picks up, unemployed face frustration

February 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — The job market remains a frustrating place for America’s 9 million unemployed — perhaps more so as hiring has accelerated along with job postings. more »»

Names & Notes

February 8, 2015 Bach named Senior Vice President Norman L. more »»

Steelworkers to expand strike to 2 BP refineries in Midwest

February 8, 2015 DALLAS — The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest. The United Steelworkers union has notified BP Plc. more »»

January job gains show US recovery gaining greater strength

February 7, 2015 By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. more »»

Petrobras names state banker as new CEO

February 7, 2015 SAO PAULO — Petrobras' board of directors named a new chief executive on Friday, choosing the head of the nation's Banco do Brasil to take charge of the state-run oil company following a shake-up... more »»

Port employers to cut shifts amid labor dispute

February 7, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Companies that handle billions of dollars of cargo at West Coast seaports said Friday they will hire far fewer workers this weekend, the latest escalation in a contract dispute with... more »»

Wyoming Senate rejects Medicaid expansion

February 7, 2015 CHEYENNE, Wyo. more »»

Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

February 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most... more »»

Democrats hit GOP plan for replacing health care law

February 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they wan... more »»

Twitter shares spike as 4Q results soar

February 6, 2015 NEW YORK — Twitter shares flew nearly 10 percent higher aftermarket, as the messaging service shrank losses and nearly doubled quarterly revenue by drawing more users and expanding its advertising... more »»

Pascal steps down as co-chair of Sony Pictures

February 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing... more »»

RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection

February 6, 2015 NEW YORK — RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores. more »»

 
 
 

 

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