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Wal-Mart cuts benefits for some part-timers

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. more »»

Yum cuts profit outlook on China troubles

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Yum Brands cut its profit outlook for the year on Tuesday, citing the latest food scare in China that pummeled sales at its flagship KFC chain. more »»

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group. more »»

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal. more »»

Walmart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

October 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world’s largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth. more »»

GM uses Facebook, calls to get recalled cars fixed

October 7, 2014 DETROIT — Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed. more »»

S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

October 6, 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with... more »»

Report: Hewlett-Packard to split in 2 companies

October 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hewlett-Packard Co., the iconic maker of personal computers and printers, reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business. more »»

California drought worries pool industry

October 6, 2014 SANTA ANA, Calif. more »»

Names & Notes

October 5, 2014 Rubenbauer wins Communicator of the Year Ann Rubenbauer, graphic designer for Iowa Valley Community College District, received the Communicator of the Year Award at this week’s National Council for... more »»

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy leve. more »»

UAW forming Ala. local aimed at Mercedes

October 4, 2014 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. more »»

Culinary incubator opens in Rhode Island

October 4, 2014 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state's first workspace specifically designed for entrepreneurs to jumpstart their food-related startup companies has opened. more »»

Factory orders posted record drop in August

October 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. more »»

JPMorgan: Data breach affected 76M households

October 3, 2014 LOS ANGELES — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says that a cyberattack compromised customer information for about 76M households and 7M small businesses. more »»

Disney extends CEO Iger's contract to 2018

October 3, 2014 BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Co. says it has extended Robert Iger's contract as chairman and CEO by two years through June 30, 2018. more »»

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soarin. more »»

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

October 2, 2014 MILFORD, Mich. — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U. more »»



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