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  • People working to change the face of the tech industry Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    They want to build on the momentum Jackson created this year when he got Silicon Valley leaders such as Google, Facebook and Apple to acknowledge that they haven't been doing enough to make their workforces look more like the overall population. When Gregorio Rojas was interviewing people for engineering jobs at TMZ.com in Los Angeles, he was shocked and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. economic growth was likely stronger in the third quarter than previously reported, according to data on Wednesday that showed spending on services expanding at a brisk clip. "This increased services spending suggests there is greater traction in the economy than was previously assumed and that despite global growth concerns, domestic...

  • Lawmakers wary of genetically modified food labels Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Congress has shown increasing interest in getting involved in the labeling debate as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring it. Henry Waxman of California, the top...

  • Liberals and conservatives gripe about $1.1T bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Exposed to the light of day, a year-end, $1.1 trillion spending bill drew vociferous objections from liberals and milder criticism from conservatives on Wednesday while lawmakers readied a brief, stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown both parties vowed to avoid. The White House declined to state President Barack Obama's position on...

  • Krispy Kreme misses 3Q revenue forecasts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. _ Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $8.1 million in its fiscal third quarter. Analysts expected $123.8 million, according to Zacks. KKD stock research report from Zacks.

  • The Pantry beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CARY, N.C. _ The Pantry Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $14.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.01 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Entercom buying 15-station Lincoln Financial group Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    BALA CYNWYD, Pa.— A Pennsylvania- based radio company says it's acquiring the 15- station Lincoln Financial Media group from the insurance holding firm Lincoln National Corp.. Lincoln Financial Media's stations are in the Atlanta, Denver, Miami and San Diego markets. Radnor- based Lincoln National entered the broadcasting business with its 2006 purchase of...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec 3- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said on Wednesday the reason he did not dissent at the U.S. central bank's last policy-setting meeting was because of the addition of "data-dependent" language to the Fed policy statement. At its Oct. 28-29 meeting, the Fed decided to retain its guidance that overnight borrowing...

  • Many posts going at North Carolina research site. LONDON, Dec 3- GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday it would shed "several hundred" U.S. commercial jobs and a similar number of research positions as it restructures operations in its biggest market, where drug sales are flagging. Many of the jobs lost will be from GSK's Research Triangle Park site in North Carolina...

  • LONDON, Dec 3- GlaxoSmithKline confirmed on Wednesday it would shed several hundred U.S. commercial jobs and a similar number of research positions as it restructures operations in its biggest market, where drug sales are flagging. Many of the jobs lost will be from GSK's Research Triangle Park site in North Carolina as drug research is consolidated in...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to issue a recall. A letter from NHTSA to Takata Senior Vice President Kazuo Higuchi obtained by Reuters said Takata's...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. banks are taking on "incredible" risk in corporate and commercial lending, offering interest rates and terms that do not reflect potential losses, BB&T Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Kelly King said on Thursday. U.S. commercial banks had $1.74 trillion worth of commercial and industrial loans as of October on a seasonally adjusted basis,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday called on Japanese supplier Takata and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially deadly air bags, increasing pressure on the industry to act more swiftly in the growing scandal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also scolded Takata for what it called "an...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it had not received a notice from U.S. safety regulators about expanding nationwide a previous region-specific recall of flawed air bags supplied by Takata Corp.. The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency's call for a recall expansion was prompted by an August incident in North Carolina, outside the area...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday announced it has called on Japanese supplier Takata and automakers to expand nationwide their previously regional recall of flawed air bags. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator David Friedman told reporters on Tuesday that Takata has so far expressed an "...

  • TAKATA RECALL BASED ON NEW INFORMATION, SPECIFICALLY AN INCIDENT IN NORTH CAROLINA- U.S.

  • The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • Armyworm resistance to GMO crops seen in U.S. -study Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...