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  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct 9- GT Advanced Technologies Inc on Thursday revealed it intends to wind down sapphire production, cutting short its once-promising bid to supply the scratch-resistant material for Apple Inc's iPhones and other mobile devices. Scant information has emerged since GT Advanced filed unexpectedly for bankruptcy on Monday, wiping out most of...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day...

  • Wells Fargo settles inquiry into bias against moms Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The federal government said Thursday that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve allegations it discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers and women on maternity leave. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wells Fargo's home mortgage unit refused to make loans available to some women based on...

  • Providence Phoenix weekly ceasing publication Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Providence Phoenix, a 36- year-old alternative news and entertainment weekly newspaper that had continued operating more than a year after its corporate parent Boston Phoenix shut down, is ceasing publication. Stephen Mindich, owner and publisher of the Phoenix Media/Communications Group, said Thursday that the last issue, dated Oct. 17,...

  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc argued on Thursday it could not reveal why it filed for bankruptcy and asked a court to keep crucial documents sealed, a highly unusual move that may keep investors in the dark about its unexpected financial implosion. GT Advanced forged a deal last year with Apple that involved...

  • Small-business owners argue against wage measure Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups. The proposal would increase Nebraska's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour— the same as the federal minimum— to $9 an hour by 2016. Supporters from Nebraskans for Better Wages...

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc argued on Thursday it could not reveal why it filed for bankruptcy and is asking the court to keep crucial documents sealed, a highly unusual situation that may keep investors in the dark as to the cause of its financial implosion. The company, which had been slated to provide Apple with scratch-resistant...

  • WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.— Hearing officer rules against tribal candidate in case over whether he's fluent in Navajo.

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc told a U.S. court it was barred from disclosing why it filed for bankruptcy, saying the company was "tied up in knots" by a confidentiality agreement. GT Advanced has a deal with Apple that involves outfitting an Arizona factory to make scratch-resistant sapphire glass exclusively for the iPhone maker.

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third-party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third-party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • After the financial crisis of 2007-2009, a number of ailing U.S. refineries were sold to investors such as Carlyle Group and Delta Air Lines Inc, which lacked the credit agreements or oil trading expertise to efficiently supply their new plants. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the biggest refinery on the East Coast, became the latest to join the...

  • Grand Canyon concessionaire sues over new contract Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— A Grand Canyon concessionaire has sued the National Park Service, saying a new South Rim services contract gives an unfair advantage to a competitor and would result in a money-losing operation. Bids for the contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon were due Wednesday after being solicited for a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders cited terms of GT Advanced's deal with Apple that involved building an...

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with the man since he arrived in the United States from Liberia on Sept. 20 are...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders, however, attribute GT Advanced's apparent cash-flow problems to the...

  • Company wins new contracts despite federal probe Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Tilton is the founder of the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, which owns MD Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, and dozens of other companies. The Justice Department inquiry is focused on Tilton's hiring of a former Army officer who allegedly steered millions of dollars in contracts to MD Helicopters while the pair negotiated his future employment.

  • "Markets are reflecting nervousness around third-quarter earnings given the strong dollar and a very weak macro environment in Europe," said Jim Russell, senior equity strategist for U.S. Hewlett-Packard posted the S&P 500' s largest gains, up 4.7 percent to $36.87 after it said it would split into two listed companies and eliminate another 5,000 jobs.

  • Oct 6- GT Advanced Technologies Inc, Apple Inc's partner in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, filed for bankruptcy on Monday in a stunning turn of events for a company whose fortunes looked bright only a few months ago. The stock fell more than 90 percent to 75 cents, wiping out nearly all of its $1.5 billion market worth. I don't think anyone expected this, "said Dennis...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- U.S. stocks were falling on Monday with a slide in Micron shares offsetting gains in Hewlett-Packard and traders cashing in on last Friday's sharp move higher. Hewlett-Packard was posting the sector's largest gains, up 5.2 percent to $37.02 after it said it would split into two listed companies and eliminate another 5,000 jobs.