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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 »»

Who put sleeping pills into Wall Street’s water?

June 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Is the lack of fear on Wall Street something to fear? Sunni extremists are inching closer to Baghdad. A housing bubble in China is deflating. more »»

What wealth gap? Danish welfare narrows disparity

June 25, 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — This is what it’s like to live in Denmark, a nation with a narrower wealth gap than almost anywhere else: You’ve been jobless for more than a year. more »»

Exec accused in Madoff scam pleads guilty

June 25, 2014 NEW YORK — A senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier... more »»

Corn edges lower as weather remains good

June 25, 2014 The price of corn dropped as weather conditions remain favorable for the crop. Corn for July delivery dropped 1.5 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $4.43 a bushel. more »»

Oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

June 25, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — Restaurants in New Orleans are recycling oyster shells in hopes of revitalizing what dealers say is a depleted Gulf of Mexico harvest. more »»

 
 

 

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