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US homebuilder confidence soars

September 18, 2014 U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. more »»

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. more »»

Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

September 18, 2014 BURNHAM, Maine — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. more »»

Alibaba risk: China’s rise leaves out investors

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. more »»

N.J. loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

September 17, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year. more »»

Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme. more »»

UPS expects to hire up to 95K seasonal workers

September 17, 2014 DALLAS — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online... more »»

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. more »»

‘Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. more »»

Labor board orders CNN to rehire workers

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300... more »»

Apple releases tool to remove U2 album

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Some iPhone users are not happy that U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. more »»

‘New’ Scots vote crucial to independence result

September 15, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland’s Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday’s referendum nears. more »»

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

September 15, 2014 LONDON — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It’s complicated, and there is a deadline. more »»

Names & Notes

September 14, 2014 Caleris named to 2014 Inc. 5000 Caleris, a West Des Moines-based business processing outsourcing provider, was named to Inc. magazine’s 33rd annual In. more »»

Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe?

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. more »»

France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

September 14, 2014 PARIS — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. more »»

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

September 14, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. more »»

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

September 13, 2014 Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. more »»

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Yahoo’s free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day. more »»

Olive Garden investor: Easy on the breadsticks

September 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. more »»

 
 

 

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