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  • NEW YORK— Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items. The Seattle- based company employed about 154,100 full-time and part-time workers in total at the end of 2014..

  • May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that bankruptcy judges can resolve disputes that otherwise would have to be decided in a federal court, in an opinion tied to the legal legacy of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The 6-3 ruling, which stemmed from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Richard Sharif of Chicago, recognized the authority of U.S. bankruptcy judges to...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St shrugs off weak data to inch higher Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    *Lumber Liquidators plunges after CEO resigns. *CVS up on $10.1 bln Omnicare deal. May 21- U.S. stocks moved higher in morning trading on Thursday as investors shrugged of fresh batch of weaker-than-expected data, which came a day after the Federal Reserve all but ruled out an interest rate hike in June.

  • Manufacturing in Philly area grew at a slower pace in May Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia region slowed a bit in May, one of several recent signs the U.S. economy is barely improving after an anemic start to the year. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of factory activity slipped to 6.7 in May from 7.5 the previous month. The survey covers manufacturing in eastern...

  • *Lumber Liquidators plunges after CEO resigns unexpectedly. *Best Buy rises; NetApp falls after results. *CVS up on $10.1 bln Omnicare deal.

  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. We're going to continue and finish up the bill this week, "Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., and Obama's most...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. judge rules RadioShack IP auction was fair Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    May 20- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday cleared the way for RadioShack Corp to sell its brand name and customer data to a Standard General affiliate for about $26 million, rejecting a competing bidder's claim that the auction process was unfair. Those matters were the last major hurdles to the bankrupt electronics chain's plan to sell its intellectual...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. While certain issues remain to be resolved, Shannon said he was prepared to approve the sale of the RadioShack brand and...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 19- The bankruptcy of Corinthian Colleges Inc, one of the biggest for-profit college chains, has set off a scramble to find a way to wipe away billions of dollars of student loans for those who attended its campuses. The groups, including the National Consumer Law Center, said the Department of Education had the authority because Corinthian...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 18- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday urged a bankruptcy court to protect information that RadioShack Corp collected from tens of millions of customers before the retailer filed for Chapter 11.. RadioShack filed for bankruptcy this year and put up for auction its lists of customer names, e-mail addresses and purchase histories.

  • NEW YORK— Exelon and Pepco said Monday that they will work to meet the 46 conditions set by Maryland regulators in order for the two energy providers to combine, even though the companies said completing them will be a challenge. "It poses some stringent conditions that will be difficult to fulfill," said Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane, "but all of us at Exelon...

  • *El Pollo Loco, King Digital fall after results. *Netflix touches record high after report of China entry. "As we see volatility subside in the bond market and what seems to be an orderly withdrawal from the fixed-income market before a shift in policy, there is less fear among equity market investors," said Andrew Barber, chief market strategist at Eagleview Capital...

  • *El Pollo Loco, King Digital fall after results. *Netflix rises after news of China entry. "As we see volatility subside in the bond market and what seems to be an orderly withdrawal from the fixed-income market before a shift in policy, there is less fear among equity market investors," said Andrew Barber, chief market strategist at Eagleview Capital in Delaware.

  • The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia has told investigators he has no recollection of the trip from the time the train went through a commuter rail station about 3 miles from the curve where it crashed. The derailment of the Washington- to- New York train killed eight people.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 13- The auction for bankrupt electronic retailer RadioShack's brand and customer data has closed with the Standard General hedge fund posting a winning bid of $26.2 million after objections piled up to their sale. Standard General affiliate General Wireless, which had already bought more than 1,700 RadioShack stores, on Tuesday won the...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- DuPont said on Wednesday it had fended off a board challenge from activist investor Nelson Peltz, after shareholders backed all 12 directors nominated by the U.S. chemical conglomerate's management. Peltz's Trian Fund Management had sought four seats on the board, including one for himself, and pushed the 213- year-old company to split...

  • Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. —Arizona and Washington were the only states that offered online voter registration in 2008. Now 20 states do, and seven others have passed or are considering laws that would authorize a new online registration system.

  • Obama: Amtrak derailment "a tragedy that touches us all" Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Northeast Regional carrying 238 passengers and five crew members derailed in Philadelphia shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. From Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, this is a tragedy that touches us all. " White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama called Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Pennsylvania Gov.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- DuPont said on Wednesday its shareholders voted to support all 12 board members backed by the U.S. chemical conglomerate, rejecting a challenge from activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management. DuPont shares fell nearly 6 percent to $70.50 in early trading. "We look forward to continuing to execute our strategic plan to make...

  • DuPont wins proxy fight against Peltz's Trian Fund Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— Dupont shareholders on Wednesday flatly rejected a contentious campaign by one of the most powerful investor firms in the U.S. for seats on the board of the 212- year-old chemical company. Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management L.P., a major shareholder, had sought more influence at DuPont, saying that the company was falling short of its...