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  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Wall Street and other stock markets paused on Friday, halting the week's strong gains, as worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading, while the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Wall Street and other stock markets paused while the dollar rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously, while worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading.

  • Fitbit: We don't sell personal data Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S.

  • IPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.

  • Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales. The San Francisco- based company also said it plans to open Gap stores in India next year. The performance reflected a 5 percent decline at Gap, flat sales at Banana Republic, and growth of 4 percent at Old Navy.

  • Ticketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco- based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • Record drought saps California honey production Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    LOS BANOS, Calif.— California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The historic drought, now in its third year, is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

  • TREASURIES-Yields climb to one-week peaks on Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    *Fed minutes say surprised about quick progress in U.S. job market. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. "The Fed came out with a hawkish tone in its minutes and people's perception is that the Fed will move soon on rates," said Tom di Galoma, head of fixed income rates and credit trading at ED&F Man in New York.

  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won't focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    BEIRUT— The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide. Plouffe was the architect of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and a top White House adviser as Obama won re-election.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. David Plouffe is best known for running President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Plouffe was the architect of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and a top White House adviser as Obama won re-election.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19- Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign manager, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-expanding car rides-on-demand startup runs into stiff resistance in some cities.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19- Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign advisor, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-growing car rides-on-demand firm runs into stiff resistance from taxi companies in some cities.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar. Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said during a conference call Monday that the company had expressed interest in combining with Family Dollar multiple times over the last few years.

  • US utility pleads not guilty to gas blast charges Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Pacific Gas& Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.