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French bank BNP guilty of sanctions violations

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and... more »»

GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount

July 1, 2014 DETROIT — General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. more »»

High court rejects Google appeal

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for... more »»

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. more »»

Rite Aid settles lawsuit for about $500,000

July 1, 2014 SAN DIEGO — Rite Aid will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle California claims that it didn’t follow consumer protection rules. more »»

American Apparel adopts stockholder rights plan

June 30, 2014 NEW YORK — American Apparel has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan a day after its ousted CEO and founder Dov Charney made a bid to increase his control of the clothing chain. more »»

GM crash victim payment plan won’t have limit

June 30, 2014 DETROIT — When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors’ plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he’ll have an open wallet. more »»

US to ask China to restart cyber working group

June 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. more »»

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

June 28, 2014 LONDON — Before the fast, let there be a shopping feast. From Harrods in Knightsbridge to the glittering diamond stores in Mayfair, London has long attracted big spenders. more »»

Sponsorship of gay pride parades increases

June 28, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more... more »»

Court: Wal-Mart must compensate workers

June 28, 2014 OTTAWA — Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to... more »»

Carmakers to build $1.4 billion Mexico plant

June 28, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles. more »»

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

June 27, 2014 CHICAGO — Good thing she doesn’t need a password to get into heave. more »»

Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

June 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at... more »»

Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

June 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. more »»

GoPro goes public: Camera maker up 30 pct

June 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Wall Street has a taste for adventure.Investors sent shares of GoPro In. more »»

Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

June 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on... more »»

Google reveals Android Auto, wearables

June 26, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. more »»

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

June 26, 2014 BISMARCK, N.D. — Dozens of trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state's most populous county. more »»

NY attorney general sues Barclays, alleges deceit

June 26, 2014 NEW YORK — British banking and financial services firm Barclays PLC misled large institutional investors and other clients by falsely telling them it was taking measures to protect them from... more »»



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