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  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate Associated Press - 23 minutes ago
    Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women ...

  • US rate rise may come this year: Yellen AAP - 24 minutes ago
    US rate rise may come this year: Yellen

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says continued improvement in the US economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record low near zero for more than six years. She says that when the Fed does start raising rates, policymakers expect the increases to be "rather gradual" over the next few years.

  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized ...

  • Pao trial: Jury clears Kleiner Perkins on all claims CNBC - 39 minutes ago
    Pao trial: Jury clears Kleiner Perkins on all claims

    A California jury found in favor of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in a high-profile gender discrimination case brought by former partner Ellen Pao.

  • Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap Associated Press - 41 minutes ago
    Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration. The likely Republican presidential contender remained invisible ...

  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate Associated Press - 53 minutes ago
    Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

    A jury has affirmed its decision that a Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. . The announcement came Friday after a judge ordered the jury to resume deliberations in the gender ...

  • Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. Associated Press - 57 minutes ago

    Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. .

  • Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
    Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty

    The ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece's sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid default. ...

  • Realty Income Corp. will be added to S&P 500 Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Real estate investment trust Realty Income Corp. is being be added to the S&P 500 index. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Friday that Realty Income, which owns 4,300 properties in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, ...

  • Brazil federal police report massive tax fraud scheme Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
    Brazil federal police report massive tax fraud scheme

    The federal police agency said Friday it has begun legal proceedings against companies allegedly involved in a fraud scheme that has cost Brazil's public coffers almost $2 billion in unpaid fines and taxes. ...

  • Intel in talks to acquire Altera for more than $10bn Financial Times - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    Intel is in talks to acquire Altera, a maker of "programmable" processors, in a deal likely to exceed $10bn, according to people close to the deal. A transaction would be the chipmaker's largest ...

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day Associated Press - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
    Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses ...

  • NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line Associated Press - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
    NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the ...

  • Starbucks risks stirring up a dangerous brew Financial Times - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Sir, I like the headline to Gary Silverman's Comment ("Big businesses aim to brew the right thing" - March 21), only I am afraid that it might turn out to be a dangerous brew. For Starbucks to ...

  • 3 Ways IT Innovation is Changing the Game for Small Businesses Entrepreneur - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
    3 Ways IT Innovation is Changing the Game for Small Businesses

    The ability to invest in IT organically allows an organization to scale at pace, keeping them competitive in the market without breaking the bank.

  • Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year Associated Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. But Yellen stressed that any rate ...

  • Business Highlights Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    ___ German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps and it would be difficult, ...

  • Arkansas budget bill boosts money for schools, prisons Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Arkansas' public schools, prisons and Medicaid programs are set to receive boosts in funding while most other state agencies will see a 1 percent cut under a nearly $5.2 billion proposed state budget unveiled ...

  • Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel Associated Press - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel. The Wall Street Journal didn't cite any sources in its ...

  • APNewsBreak: Judge says hospital workers can refuse overtime Associated Press - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    A federal judge ruled Friday that Women and Infants Hospital cannot prevent workers from refusing overtime after the union representing 1,700 of them requested they protest layoffs by turning down extra ...

  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure Associated Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
    Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: China Information Technology Inc. : Approximately 504,800 shares changed hands, a 1,742.6 percent increase over its 65-day average ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Boulder Growth & Income Fund : Approximately 161,900 shares changed hands, a 343.7 percent increase over its ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: American Realty Investors Inc. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Baylake Corp. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares remained unchanged ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: OvaScience Inc. fell 10.0 percent to $43.47. Gaming Partners International Corp. fell 9.3 percent to $10.61. Loxo Oncology ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: FutureFuel Corp. fell 9.2 percent to $10.82. Peabody Energy Corp. fell 8.4 percent to $5.13. Javelin Mortgage ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Altera Corp. rose 28.4 percent to $44.39. RBC Bearings Inc. rose 21.2 percent to $75.58. Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Oxford Industries Inc. rose 19.0 percent to $70.80. Olin Corp. rose 14.0 percent to $31.00. Globant SA rose ...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. fell .7 percent to $15.31 with 71,575,800 shares traded. Chesapeake Energy Corp. fell 1.3 percent ...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Shares of some top media companies were mixed at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $55.94. Walt Disney Co. rose $.24 or .2 percent, to $105.48. Gannett rose $.24 or .7 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Shares of some top staffing companies were up at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.31 or 1.8 percent, to $17.32. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose $.35 or 1.1 percent, to $32.50. ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. fell .8 percent to $123.25 with 38,221,800 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 1.7 percent to $9.46 with 25,276,400 shares traded. ...

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Shares of some top utilities companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. rose $.57 or 1.0 percent, to $55.90. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose $1.00 or 1.7 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Shares of some top silver companies were down at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.02 or .6 percent, to $3.09. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.06 or .7 percent, to $9.13. Silver Standard Resources ...