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  • NEW YORK, April 9- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Donna Edwards, pledged on Thursday to swear off all campaign donations from Wall Street banks, the latest Democrat to assail big financial institutions. She said she was "outraged" by a Reuters report that major Wall Street banks had met to discuss ways to urge Democrats such as Massachusetts Senator...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has injected another $30 million into an environmental campaign to halve the number of U.S. coal-fired power plants by 2017, it said on Wednesday. The mayor and the Sierra Club said 12 other contributors would match Bloomberg Philanthropies' $30 million donation. With opposition...

  • Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi approval for the aid on Saturday night. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which for days blamed the Saudi-led coalition for delays, told Reuters on Monday...

  • Street fighting and heavy shelling has for several days torn through the city, the last bastion of support for Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi...

  • This kid entrepreneur made $5,000 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    This kid entrepreneur made $5,000

    Yash Semlani, an 8-year-old entrepreneur, tells CNBC's Martin Song how his first business venture made $5,000.

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan agreed with the Department of Justice that letting Greek shipping...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, which it feared could jeopardize national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in seeking the...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family's globe-circling charities. At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it.

  • March 18- Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, a source familiar with the matter said. The movement had its biggest success last month when Wal-Mart said it would move to the $9 minimum in April and $10 an hour next year. That immediately raised the pressure on...

  • JERUSALEM, March 18- Embarrassed at failing to predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory, Israeli pollsters said on Wednesday they were blindsided by reticent rightist voters and may have unwittingly prodded waverers to back the incumbent. Israel's top three television stations, airing first returns as voting booths closed, found the...

  • LONDON, March 17- The world's first venture capital fund dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat dementia has raised $100 million with the backing of the British government and several of the world's leading drugmakers. Drug companies involved include GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson& Johnson, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Biogen Idec. The initiative, announced by...

  • March 12- With shallow pockets but a deep commitment to promote "living wages," women's advocacy group UltraViolet has peppered Target Corp with cheap location-focused online ads, challenging it to match Wal-Mart Stores Inc's promise of $10- an-hour base pay. It is also likely the first time that Wal-Mart, which announced its pay hike last month, has been used as...

  • The strike at Stella International Holdings Ltd's Xing Ang factory in the city of Dongguan started on Sunday with workers concerned about government housing fund contributions and payouts. The strike involved 5,000 to 6,000 people, according to activists and a worker, making it one of China's biggest strikes at a factory since April last year when about...

  • Chinese shoe factory workers strike over benefits Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 AM ET

    The company that owns the factory, Stella International Holdings Ltd, lists Guess? Inc, Michael Kors Holding Ltd, Prada SpA and Burberry Group PLC among its customers. A spokeswoman for Stella International said only "a few hundred" workers had gone on strike, not 5,000..

  • NEW YORK, March 5- St. Paul- based 3 M Co, one of the world's largest manufacturers and the maker of Post-it notes, will take new steps to ensure that its suppliers of paper, pulp and packaging provide materials that come from sustainably logged timber. The new paper-sourcing policy, aimed at preventing the destruction of fragile forests, comes after pressure on 3 M...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- St. Paul- based 3 M Co, one of the world's largest manufacturers and the maker of Post-it notes, will take new steps to ensure that its suppliers of paper, pulp and packaging provide materials that come from sustainably logged timber. The new paper-sourcing policy, aimed at preventing the destruction of forests, comes after pressure on 3 M from...

  • NFL: The nonprofit that's anything but Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee, February 1, 2014 in New York City.

    Whenever you hear 'nonprofit', the last thing you think of is a multi-billion sports organization.

  • The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's environmental record has come under renewed scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have accepted large donations from major energy companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The groups also got money from...