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  • Hackett Group beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    MIAMI _ The Hackett Group Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, Hackett Group expects its per-share earnings to range from 16 cents to 18 cents. Hackett Group shares have increased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • NV5 posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. _ NV5 Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.1 million. NV5 expects full-year earnings to be $1.05 to $1.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $127 million to $137 million. Keywords: NV5 Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • SANTA ANA, Calif.— A Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly strangling his ex-wife and tossing her overboard during a Mediterranean cruise tried to hire two inmates to kill another ex-wife, prosecutors in California said. Lonnie Kocontes planned to have his second wife killed after forcing her to sign a letter recanting her testimony in the murder case...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama's monetary and regulatory policies have stymied economic growth by allowing financial assets to grow...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri's Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to override the Democratic governor's veto of legislation that would reduce the weeks of available jobless benefits to one of the shortest periods in the nation. Missouri already is one of seven states that offer less than the standard 26 weeks of benefits. The March unemployment rate...

  • Monkey farms in Florida under scrutiny from officials Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    LABELLE, Fla.— Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates. In November, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Hendry County officials who approved a primate breeding facility that could hold as many...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth.

  • Christie: Obama, Fed have worsened U.S. inequality Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 12- Potential Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday sharply criticized the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve, saying they had widened the gulf between the rich and poor in the United States. Lately he has been lagging other Republicans, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and U.S.

  • Platform Specialty reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Platform Specialty Products Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $26.7 million in its first quarter. The West Palm Beach, Florida- based company said it had a loss of 14 cents per share. Keywords: Platform Specialty Products, Earnings Report.

  • LOS ANGELES— The self-driving cars that Google Inc. has been testing on California's roads and highways were involved in 11 minor accidents over the past six years, according to the tech giant. The company released the number Monday after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three collisions involving its self-driving cars...

  • US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— State Department officials under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved quickly when aides to Bill Clinton asked them in March 2010 to approve plans for the former president to address clients of a multinational British bank, Barclays. The long-running case had hardly been a secret: Barclays had openly acknowledged in its annual...

  • WASHINGTON— Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. While Hillary Rodham Clinton and new primary opponent Sen. There are all kinds of subtexts associated with this idea, among them: stagnating middle-class incomes, increasing economic power for the privileged few,...

  • Senate Democrats block action on Obama's trade agenda Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    The president's supporters said they will try again, and Obama summoned key Democrats to the White House to discuss possible strategies. What was clear, however, was that Obama suffered a rebuke from his own party, led by some who served with him in the Senate. Proponents needed 60 votes to thwart a Democratic filibuster, but managed only 52 in the 100- member Senate.

  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • Rand Paul courts tech by blasting NSA snooping Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
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    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience when he criticized the NSA's data collection.

  • Nice nails, grim lives: The plight of manicurists Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    A customer gets a neck massage while her nails dry at a salon on West 14th Street in New York.

    Manicures have become a grooming staple for women, but largely overlooked is the exploitation of workers in the industry.

  • MIAMI, May 8- Meteorologists expanded a tropical storm warning for part of the North Carolina and South Caroline coastline on Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, at the southern end of the Outer Banks, it said. It stalled on Friday about 165...

  • Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version of its Rift headset in early 2016, raising hopes that investment in VR software will finally take off. "I have been waiting for virtual reality since I was a little boy 30 years ago," said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities in...

  • Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version of its Rift headset in early 2016, raising hopes that investment in VR software will finally take off. "I have been waiting for virtual reality since I was a little boy 30 years ago," said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities in...