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  • Visa launches new service to pay online Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    The company and its retailing partners, including Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, Staples and others, hope a quicker payout will lead to fewer abandoned shopping carts online. The service is currently being offered in the U.S., Canada and Australia,.

  • July 16- Charles Schwab Corp' s second-quarter revenue and profit grew at double-digit rates, slightly exceeding Wall Street expectations. The shift helped Schwab amass $2.4 trillion of client assets as of June 30, the highest in its history and up 17 percent from a year ago.

  • Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    DENVER— Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment?

  • Amazon ponders Netflix-like service for ebooks - report Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- Amazon.com Inc is considering a new e-book subscription service called " Kindle Unlimited," that aims to replicate popular video-streaming models for the digital books market, according to several online reports and a test page that briefly appeared on the Internet retailer's website.

  • Latest Fed survey sees improved economy Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth with five— New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco— characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Boston and Richmond reported that growth came in at a slightly slower pace than the previous reporting period.

  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday court filing made a month after attorneys suing Apple notified U.S.

  • Schwab's earnings beat expectations as client assets jump Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    July 16- Charles Schwab Corp' s second-quarter revenue and profit grew at double-digit rates, slightly exceeding Wall Street expectations. The shift helped it amass $2.4 trillion of client assets as of June 30, the highest in its history and up 17 percent from a year ago.

  • Jawbone adds food-tracking to its wristbands Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- Jawbone, maker of wireless headsets and wristbands, is pushing a new food-tracking service it hopes will catch on with health-conscious weight-watchers. In a move to grow its share of the nascent wearables market, the San Francisco- based company on Wednesday introduced new features to its main wearable gadget, called Up.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 16- When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern, its chairman said: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, China's e-commerce giant.

  • Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    The same day, state regulators moved to jolt residents into saving water by authorizing fines up to $500 for wasting water on lawns or letting hoses run while they're washing vehicles.

  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- A New York trader claims he lost his job over the dramatic run-up in Cynk Technology Corp stock, which at one point last week had a market value of about $6 billion dollars before trading was halted on suspicion of manipulation.

  • UPDATE 1-Ex-Ford chief Mulally joins Google's board Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc has appointed former Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors, drafting a seasoned Detroit executive into its ranks as it develops a self-driving car and tries to get its software into more automobiles.

  • Ex-Ford chief Mulally joins Google's board Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc has appointed former Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors, drafting a seasoned Detroit executive into its ranks as it develops a self-driving car and tries to get its software into more automobiles.

  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30- year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination and illegal.

  • California approves fines for water-wasters Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Californians increased water consumption this year during the state's severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Warhol with your Pez? Sotheby's teams with eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Andy Warhol's artwork titled 'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' is auctioned at Sotheby's for $20,325,000 on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

    Convinced that consumers are finally ready to shop online for Picassos in addition to Pez dispensers, Sotheby's and eBay are teaming up again. The NYT reports.

  • *Chinese e-commerce giant files for most anticipated IPO since Facebook. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which powers 80 percent of all online commerce in the world's second-largest economy, is expected to raise more than $15 billion, and could top the $16 billion pulled in by Facebook Inc when it listed in 2012..

  • July 13- Engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp on Sunday said it would pay about $4 billion in cash and stock to acquire URS Corp, an engineering and construction services company, to create a combined company with about $19 billion in annual sales and more than 95,000 employees.

  • July 13- Engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp on Sunday said it would pay about $6 billion in cash and stock to acquire URS Corp, an engineering and construction services company, to create a combined company with about $19 billion in annual sales and more than 95,000 employees.