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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that companies do not have to pay workers for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is not directly involved in the case. Jesse Busk and Laurie Castro, U.S. Supreme...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that companies do not have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor.

  • BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    TORONTO, Dec 7- BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone. "Our partnership with BlackBerry has really been able to create a scalable super-computer in the palm of the hands of the doctor,"...

  • These states- Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, North and South Carolina, Georgia and California- accounted for about half of the total job growth in the 12 months to September, according to RBC Capital Markets. The shift bodes well for D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, and rivals Lennar Corp and PulteGroup Inc, each of which gets a large part of its revenue...

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Intel Corp said on Monday it has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal- based identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. The Santa Clara, California- based chipmaker said PasswordBox will become part of the Safe Identity...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Nov 24- South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.. Japan is seen as the biggest unclaimed prize, a market that research firm Union Gaming estimated would generate $15 billion in annual...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration had sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation and vowed to lead a fight to block the order. Obama is set to sign the order, the biggest U.S. immigration changes in a decade, later on Friday at a high school in Las...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Following is the full text of President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday on his plans for immigration, as prepared for delivery, according to a White House statement:. "My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a...

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A spike in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in U.S. foreclosure activity in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac on Thursday. "The October foreclosure numbers are not a complete surprise given that over the past three years there has been an average 8 percent monthly uptick in scheduled foreclosure...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 12- Amazon.com Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer's cloud computing arm the largest part of its business. He added that Amazon plans to build data centers in "virtually every large country" over time. Amazon stunned investors after...

  • UPDATE 1-International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies such as Bassett Furniture Industries and La-Z-Boy Inc, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. The company, formed in 2011 by funds affiliated with Bain Capital LLC and Oaktree Capital Management LP, said it intended to...

  • International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise about $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Las Vegas- based company listed Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Securities and Wells Fargo Securities among underwriters to the IPO.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- Saving for college can be tough, but many families do not tap a potentially generous resource: relatives and friends. "I think people can feel comfortable going out and saying they prefer gifts that are more meaningful," said Erin Condon, vice president of Upromise, a college savings and cash rewards program, run by Sallie Mae.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Trendon Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged with misappropriating about 146,000 of the 764,000 bitcoin, then...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Trendon Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged with misappropriating about 146,000 of the 764,000 bitcoin, then...

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Tesla Motors Inc shares rose nearly 8 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the electric-car maker beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter results. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share. "Tesla needs to grow dramatically if it...

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc said its third-quarter loss nearly doubled from a year ago to $75 million, as manufacturing, sales and development expenses increased to meet rising demand for its Model S sedan. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share.

  • ROME, Nov 4- Shareholders in GTECH on Tuesday approved the Italian lottery group's takeover of U.S. slot-machine maker International Game Technology, a tie-up aimed at creating a global gaming company to be listed on Wall Street. The new entity will have more than $6 billion in pro-forma revenues, GTECH said in July when it announced the $4.7 billion acquisition...