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  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...

  • Western Alliance tops 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Western Alliance Bancorp on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $40.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $114.1 million.

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • The 5 biggest IPOs of the year so far Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The five companies that raised the most money in their stock market debut this year include GoDaddy, the web hosting company known for its racy TV commercials. The list, provided by Renaissance Capital, which manages IPO-focused exchange traded funds, ranks the companies by how much money they raised in their initial public offering.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...

  • April 15- The Medicines Co's intravenous blood clot preventer can be used in angioplasty procedures, an independent advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. The recommendation follows a review published by FDA staff on Monday, which supported the approval of the drug. Cangrelor, which won European approval in March, was...

  • Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The nation's largest contact lens manufacturers have sued Utah over a new law that critics say was written at the behest of Utah- based discount retailer 1-800- Contacts. The law comes amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers like Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb and discount retailers over the prices of contact lenses.

  • The top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas projected to see the biggest growth in average effective apartment rent this year. Effective rent is what a tenant pays after factoring in landlord concessions, such as a free month at move-in. Source: Marcus& Millichap Research Services, MPF Research.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure to create a pilot project aimed at treating and recycling some of an estimated 1 million tons of oil drilling waste annually for road building and other uses. Companies targeting the rich Bakken shale formation in western North Dakota get soil, rock and other underground matter along with...

  • April 13- An intravenous blood clot preventer developed by The Medicines Co should be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA staff reviewers concluded. The FDA rejected the blood thinner in April last year, after its reviewers took issue with the way a pivotal trial, called Champion- Phoenix, was conducted, and asked the company to reanalyze its...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 10- Carolin Wood, an artist and graduate student from Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint neighborhood, has a secret that she keeps from her husband and some foodie friends. Once a month, she takes her two young children to McDonald's for inexpensive breakfasts or ice cream. To lure back consumers, McDonald's Corp's new Chief Executive Steve...

  • WASHINGTON— Two former employees of a helicopter company owned by a prominent Wall Street financier allege that she exploited a connection with an Army colonel to charge the U.S. government inflated prices for rotorcraft. In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alabama, the whistleblowers said Lynn Tilton offered the officer, Norbert Vergez, a...

  • NEW YORK— No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. "100 Miles" stars Matt Galland and his pals Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson as they seek out paths that are not just less travelled but nonexistent, in some of the most remote spots in the world. These Utah natives— Galland, a part-time college professor; Bryson, a software...

  • April 8- A retired U.S. Army colonel has agreed to plead guilty to negotiating a job with financier Lynn Tilton's private equity firm while also taking steps to ensure a helicopter company that did business with the Department of Defense got paid faster. Court papers do not identify by name the helicopter company, MD Helicopters in Mesa, Arizona, or Patriarch...

  • *Offering of 23 mln shares priced at $20/ share. April 1- GoDaddy Inc's shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut on Wednesday following a $460 million initial public offering, as investors spotted a bargain in a company making a shift from Internet domains to small-business services. Etsy Inc, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft...

  • April 1- Wall Street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar's sharp first-quarter rally, setting up a scenario in which some multinational companies may miss already low earnings estimates and be punished with selloffs of their shares. North American public companies could give up more than $25 billion in revenues and 7 cents per share in...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- What inspires you? It's a simple question that is not always easy to answer. Claim to fame: #1 New York Times bestselling author, life and business strategist.

  • North American public companies could give up more than $25 billion in revenues and 7 cents per share in earnings in the first quarter alone because of currency-related volatility, said Wolfgang Koester, chief executive of FiREapps, a foreign exchange data analytics firm in Phoenix, Arizona. An early example to watch is Monsanto Co, which reports results on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- A Spider-Man toy that shoots out webs of foam was at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday, with the justices appearing little inclined to overturn a half-century-old legal precedent to allow more royalty fees to go to its inventor. The nine justices heard more than an hour of oral arguments in the case pitting the inventor,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw...