• Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 91 and, apparently, the victor. Vera Coking has moved to California to be near her family.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 31- Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. Amazon's experiment with services goes back to at least mid-2012 in its hometown of Seattle.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. On Wednesday, the Palo Alto- based startup, which is backed by investor Vinod Khosla, introduced a virtual-consult service called HealthTap Prime.

  • In a note on the nonprofit's website, Tor Project leader Roger Dingledine said the service had identified computers on its network that had been quietly altering Tor traffic for five months in an attempt to unmask users connecting to what are known as "hidden services."

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic.

  • As San Bernardino struggles to deliver a bankruptcy exit plan two years after it filed for Chapter 9 protection, city attorney Gary Saenz says marijuana sales should be part of the southern California city's income. San Bernardino has a population of 210,000.. Saenz's proposal will be debated by the San Bernardino city council on Aug. 19.

  • Shutterfly posts bigger 2Q loss Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Shutterfly Inc. on Wednesday reported a wider loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Redwood City, California- based company reported a loss of $27.1 million, or 70 cents per share, compared with a loss of $11.8 million, or 31 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years.

  • Yelp reports 2Q profit Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yelp Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter profit after posting a loss in the same period a year ago. The San Francisco- based company reported net income of $2.7 million, or 4 cents per share, compared with a loss of $878,000, or 1 cent per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Mayor Charlie Hales and the city commissioners said they want Portland to be active in the "sharing economy." David Owen, regional head of public policy for Airbnb, said Portland is the first city for which the company is collecting such taxes.

  • *The central bank cut its monthly asset purchases to $25 billion from $35 billion, leaving it on course to shutter the program this fall. KIM RUPERT, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT ACTION ECONOMICS IN SAN FRANCISCO:. OMER ESINER, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, COMMONWEALTH FOREIGN EXCHANGE, WASHINGTON:.

  • Correction: Debt Study story Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday launched the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

  • Judge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case. Berg argued that American Crystal Sugar did not participate in the lawsuit and he could not offer relevant information.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject.

  • How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. He's invested $15 billion in the same type of wind and solar projects that yieldcos own, and he plans to double that amount.

  • Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. As recently as March, an American Express survey found 76 percent of owners planned to hire only when their revenue rose.

  • Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    BOSTON, July 30, Reuters- Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users.

  • Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    ROGERS, Ark.— Superior Industries International Inc. announced Wednesday it would shutter its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Work done at the Rogers plant will be shifted to other Superior facilities in Fayetteville and in Chihuahua, Mexico, the company said.

  • What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee) Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    "Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies," said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. "