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  • Starbucks CEO defends 'Race Together' after backlash Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company's new "Race Together" campaign that has been criticized for being naive and even using racial tensions to boost its bottom line. Starbucks also plans to start publishing "conversation guides" on the topic, with questions like "How have your racial views evolved from those of your parents?"

  • Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    The head of Google's division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor. Some of Google's most secretive projects like Google Glass and driverless cars have come out of its five-year-old division, so attendees flooded in...

  • BOSTON— A pickup truck has struck an empty Southwest jet parked at Boston's Logan International Airport, but no injuries have been reported. Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co. says the truck belonged to another carrier. As a result, Southwest Flight 771 to Atlanta with 119 customers was delayed about 2 1/ 2 hours.

  • WASHINGTON— Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured. Fines payable to the IRS are the stick behind the offer of taxpayer-subsidized private insurance under President Barack Obama's health...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 9- Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but some investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit. Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO will be available for order on April 10 and in stores on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 9- Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit. Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO will be available for order on April 10 and in stores on...

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. Alcoa Inc said it would buy RTI International Metals Inc for $1.5 billion. Alcoa lost 5.4 percent to $13.70 while RTI jumped 39.3 percent to $38.00.

  • Delta accident related to brake setting - NTSB Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    March 9- Federal safety investigators said the autobrake selector switch was set to' max' on a Delta Air Lines Inc jet that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week and crashed into a fence. "The auto brakes were set to' max' but they did not sense any wheel brake deceleration," the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Federal safety investigators have started poring over flight data and cockpit voice recordings from the Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, officials said on Friday. A second team from the National Transportation Safety Board would begin interviewing the crew of Delta...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 6- Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. That high-profile 2011 attack was followed by a wave of customer notifications from Epsilon clients,...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the accident, transportation officials said on Friday. Earlier Friday, airport officials reopened the runway where the Delta plane skidded and the airport went back into full...

  • March 6- The Fed is going to run out of patience, which means the equity rally may run out of road. "We expect monetary policymakers to drop' patient' from the communiqué following the March meeting, setting the stage for an initial liftoff in rates in June," Brian Jones, economist at Societe Generale, wrote in a note to clients. While there is still disagreement within...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the mishap, transportation officials said on Friday. The incident forced the shutdown for more than three hours of LaGuardia Airport, the smallest of the New York metropolitan...

  • Feb. private payrolls growth weaker than expected. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management, meanwhile, said its services index was 56.9 in February, up slightly from 56.7 in January and beating analysts' expectation for a reading of 56.5, according to a Reuters poll.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 10 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference- 1800 GMT. LONDON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher gives a lecture on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed: Through the Financial Crisis" at event hosted by the...

  • Former Coca-Cola executive Donald Keough dies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    Feb 24- Donald Keough, Coca-Cola Co's COO and president during the company's intense "cola war" days with PepsiCo Inc in the' 80 s, has died at the age of 88.. Keough, who came to Coke following the purchase of Duncan Foods in 1960, rose through the ranks and became president and chief operating officer in 1981.. Goizueta and Keough replaced the Coca-Cola formula for the...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- United Steelworkers union International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday that the U.S. refinery strike could spread if talks do not resume soon. "depends on what happens in the next round of negotiations and that those negotiations resume fairly quickly," Gerard in a telephone news conference from Atlanta. No date has been set to resume talks...

  • Union chief says U.S.refinery strike could spread Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    HOUSTON, Feb 24- United Steelworkers union International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday that the U.S. refinery strike could spread if talks do not resume soon. A total of 6,550 USW members are on strike at 15 plants, including 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of U.S. capacity. "depends on what happens in the next round of negotiations and that those...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC refineries in Louisiana and Texas...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 9 Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a speech at an event to unveil the new 20 euro banknote- 1400 GMT. LONDON, United Kingdom- Bank of England monetary policy member Kristin Forbes speaks at the annual State of the Economy Conference on "Prospects for the UK Economy" organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs- 0910 GMT.