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Superfish points fingers over software security flaws

February 23, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal... more »»

Striking FairPoint workers ratify tentative agreement

February 23, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — Striking FairPoint workers ratified a tentative agreement that ends a four-month strike by more than 1,700 telecommunications workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, two... more »»

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February 22, 2015 Grinnell Regional Medical Center wins award Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s patient safety award winning submission was on reducing obstetrical adverse effects through implementation of the... more »»

9/11 comment escalates US-Gulf airlines spat over subsidies

February 22, 2015 DALLAS — U.S. airlines have been sparring for several years with fast-growing Persian Gulf rivals that seem to be poaching passengers from the Americans. more »»

5 things to know about Takata air bag recall investigation

February 22, 2015 Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. more »»

High stakes battle over online gambling in halls of Congress

February 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — On any given day, a team of well-suited lobbyists glides through Capitol Hill to deliver a shocking ultimatum for lawmakers: Ban online gambling, or risk Americans’ financial and moral... more »»

French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter to discuss propaganda

February 22, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The French interior minister said Friday he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist... more »»

Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

February 21, 2015 NEW YORK — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn’t tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It’s the surging U.S. more »»

Greece and eurozone settle their differences — for now

February 21, 2015 BRUSSELS — Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country’s rescue loans, a move that should... more »»

2 sides in seaport dispute face deadline

February 21, 2015 LOS ANGELES — With a Friday deadline looming, negotiators labored to reach a deal in a contract dispute that has snarled international trade at seaports from Southern California to Seattle. U.S. more »»

YouTube to release kids app

February 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. more »»

US to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

February 21, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a investigation of faulty and dangerous air bag inflator. more »»

Half-million of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

February 20, 2015 BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. more »»

Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables. more »»

Judge rules against American Express

February 20, 2015 NEW YORK — American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday. more »»

Calif. refinery unit was down before blast

February 20, 2015 TORRANCE, Calif. — A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursda. more »»

FDA eases access to DNA screening

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders. more »»

For many in US, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they’ve traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy. more »»

Companies in Port dispute make appeal to workers

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Maritime companies locked in a contract dispute with West Coast dockworkers took their case directly to rank-and-file longshoremen on Wednesday, as negotiators struggled to reach a dea... more »»



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