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Phone monitoring apps flourish in South Korea for child safety

May 16, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea — Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone gam. more »»

US industrial output falls for 5th month

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth straight month in April. Overall industrial production slid 0. more »»

Lyft says Icahn makes $100M investment

May 16, 2015 NEW YORK — Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft. more »»

1,450 Blue Bell workers losing jobs

May 16, 2015 HOUSTON — Blue Bell Creameries will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a nationwide recall of all its products... more »»

Toys R Us will close FAO Schwarz store

May 16, 2015 NEW YORK — Toys R Us is closing its iconic FAO Schwarz store, citing the high and rising costs of running the retail space on New York City’s pricey Fifth Avenue. more »»

Foreign ownership of US debt rises

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities. more »»

Senate puts trade bill back on track

May 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama’s trade agenda back on course Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of... more »»

Monthly average of unemployment claims falls to 15-year low

May 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits ticked lower last week, pushing down the four-week average of applications to its lowest level since April 2000. more »»

Rare Burmese ruby sells for $30.3M

May 15, 2015 GENEVA — A rare Burmese ruby in a platinum ring with diamonds sold for $30.3 million at auction, setting a world auction record for any ruby and for any stone by Cartier, according to Sotheby'. more »»

US court halts law on contact lens price-fixing

May 15, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court has halted a new Utah law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that could have wide-ranging implications for the industry amid a fight between... more »»

In Instagram age, Chili's pays for photogenic buns

May 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Chili's says it's spending about $750,000 a year for an egg wash that gives its burger buns a photogenic glaze. more »»

Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

May 14, 2015 SEATTLE — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to... more »»

Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year

May 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon’s $99 per year Prime servic. more »»

US retail sales flat-line in April

May 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight. more »»

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4B in mobile video bet

May 13, 2015 NEW YORK — After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, to. more »»

ITT Educational faces SEC charges of student loan cover-up

May 13, 2015 ITT Educational Services is facing charges that it duped investors by concealing huge losses on loans made to students attending the company’s for-profit colleges scattered across the country. more »»

Gas prices still look low for summer

May 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. more »»

Calif. Assembly panel rejects soda-tax proposal

May 13, 2015 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A legislative panel rejected a California soda tax, the latest loss for public health advocates seeking to cut sugar consumptio. more »»

Fiat Chrysler adds nearly 69K Jeeps to recall

May 13, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to a recall to fix software that can cause side air bags to inflate without a crash. more »»

Why homebuyers face a tough spring

May 12, 2015 Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there’ll be plenty of competition Bidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los... more »»



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