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With tech advances come privacy risks

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked and protecting students’ private data. more »»

PC industry struggling, sales decline leveling off

January 13, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The global market for personal computers is still weak, after two years of declining sales, although researchers cited some positive signs in a pair of sales reports issued Monday. more »»

Got help paying for health care?

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. more »»

2 airlines targeted in attempted miles theft

January 13, 2015 Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades. more »»

Millions more to get their credit score for free

January 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Millions more people will have free access to their FICO credit score this year. more »»

Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

January 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — This isn’t explained in Econ 101. Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. more »»

High court case could foil government suits over job bias

January 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court could put the brakes on the Obama administration’s growing crackdown against companies facing claims of discrimination against women, minorities and other protected... more »»

Activist investor fights over DuPont's future

January 10, 2015 NEW YORK — A fight for control of DuPont Co. more »»

Steel company lays off 500 employees

January 10, 2015 BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — A steel company that caters to the energy industry is laying off 500 employees at facilities in Conroe, Texas, and at Blytheville. more »»

Parties near settlement for oil train victims

January 10, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — Parties involved in a proposed $200 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train disaster that killed 47 people asked a Canadian judge Friday to give them until September t... more »»

How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. more »»

JC Penney to shut 40 stores, cut 2,250 jobs

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. said that it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability. more »»

Coca-Cola cutting up to 1,800 jobs

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs. The world's biggest beverage maker says it began notifying workers in the U.S. more »»

NYC to start banning restaurant plastic foam

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's... more »»

House rejects bid to ease bank regulations

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The House Tuesday rejected legislation altering a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank overhaul of financial services regulations that would give U.S. more »»

FAA to require airlines use data to prevent accidents

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — New federal rules announced Wednesday will require airlines to collect and analyze safety data in an effort to spot troubling trends and help prevent accidents. more »»

US companies stepped up hiring in December

January 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth. more »»

FTC chief says gadget industry must prioritize privacy

January 7, 2015 LAS VEGAS — While consumer electronics companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and “smart” home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing... more »»



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