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  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Whole Foods Market has apologized to its shoppers for pricing issues in blog posts and emails, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. Last week, New York's Department of Consumer Affairs said it was expanding its investigation after finding...

  • SCHENECTADY, N.Y.— A racino on New York's Southern Tier submitted a proposal Thursday for a $145 million expansion to a full Las Vegas-style gambling facility, the first of what is expected to be at least two applications for a casino license in the economically struggling area. The application from Tioga Downs, which is located west of Binghamton, filled 55 boxes...

  • Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. The Focus vehicles were made in Michigan as far back as June 2014, while the C-Maxes were made in Michigan starting in April 2014 and the Escapes were built in Louisville starting in April 2014. About 375,000 of the cars were sold in the U.S., 52,000 in Canada and 5,000 in Mexico.

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing decisions that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc and The Hearst Corp broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because the companies...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- A mixed U.S. jobs report on Thursday may not give Fed chair Janet Yellen the "decisive evidence" of labor market recovery she wants to see before raising interest rates. The June employment report showed a modest jump in jobs but no wage growth, a renewed fall in the labor force participation rate, and no improvement in some of the weak corners of the...

  • *Uncertainty over Greece's referendum spur bids for bonds. NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. The U.S. Labor Department said U.S. employers added 223,000 workers last month, less than the 230,000 increase projected by economists polled by Reuters.

  • *Some caution prevails over long July 4 weekend, Greece and Iran. But with the Greek debt crisis unresolved and Iran nuclear talks pending, and Friday's U.S. The market is also expecting latest weekly estimate on the U.S. oil rig count from industry firm Baker Hughes at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

  • Mattress maker Serta next in line to dump Trump Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    July 2- U.S. mattress maker Serta said it would not renew its licensing agreement with the Trump Organization, the latest company to distance itself from real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump, after his comments insulting Mexicans. Department store chain Macy's Inc said on Wednesday it would phase out Trump's line of menswear, while Comcast...

  • Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere. James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities and will be paid $4 million to do so, according to a filling with the U.S. Securities and...

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets were slightly higher. Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its...

  • NEW YORK— You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. The blunder surfaced in a smartphone screen shot posted online Sunday by a New York man on his Twitter account,@...

  • China stocks plunge as market rout deepens Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested the economy was improving, though not so fast as to raise the specter of inflation and higher interest rates.

  • July 2- BP Plc has reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. Clean Water Act fines and natural resources damages, along with claims by Alabama, Florida, Louisiana,...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations, pushing out bets for a Federal Reserve rate hike to 2016, while caution ahead of this weekend's Greek referendum limited losses. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. "The numbers overall were...

  • NEW YORK— A day after splitting the company in two, Energizer said it would issue a dividend and buy back up to 7.5 million shares. The St. Louis company will pay out a 25 cent dividend on September 9 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 19. Energizer Holdings Inc., a company that logged $1.8 billion in revenue last year, now operates...

  • NEW YORK— Barnes& Noble, which is splitting into two companies next month, named Sears Canada CEO Ronald Boire to lead its retail operations and said company CEO Michael Huseby will become executive chairman of its educational wing. Boire will join the company in September as CEO of Barnes& Noble Inc., overseeing its nearly 650 stores and its Nook e-book business.

  • Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its stock. The New York- based company said Thursday that it expects to raise up to $100 million in the offering. It expects the stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange or on Nasdaq under the symbol "UVN."

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Before this week, Harriet Richardson's retirement dream was still intact: work a few more years in the United States before heading back to find a quiet, ocean-front house in her native Puerto Rico. Over a plate of fried plantains and rice at El Nuevo Bohio restaurant, a lunch spot popular with Puerto Ricans in New York's Bronx borough, Richardson, a...

  • July 2- Univision Holdings Inc, the owner of Spanish language TV network Univision Network, filed for an initial public offering of Class A common stock in the United States. Univision also counts Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Saban Capital Group among its investors. Morgan Stanley, Goldman...