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COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving— an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. They're pushing shopper boycotts on Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving— and on the holiday itself, which is...
NEW YORK— Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday defended the government's rescue of American International Group Inc in September 2008, saying it was necessary to prevent the country from plunging into a second Great Depression. Geithner's comments came in testimony in the trial of a lawsuit brought by Hank Greenberg, a major AIG shareholder until the...
WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday defended the government's rescue of American International Group Inc in September 2008, saying the action was necessary to prevent the country from plunging into a possible second Great Depression. Geithner's comments came in testimony he provided in the trial of a lawsuit...
Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses after the S&P 500's biggest drop in a month.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Tuesday, ahead of what is likely to be a quiet day for economic news.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese shares significantly lower after a lower-than-expected preliminary reading of mainland manufacturing activity.
A day after his new book was published, Rep. Paul Ryan said the fight between his publisher Hachette and Amazon is "very frustrating."
Aug 14- With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. "My calculus book that usually costs $180, I got for the semester for $10 and a Chick-fil-A biscuit," says Schroeder, 19, who attends Covenant College in Georgia.
SEATTLE, Aug 8- A former Microsoft Corp employee was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for his part in an insider trading scheme that netted him and his partner more than $400,000. District Judge Marsha Pechman said in handing down the sentence in Seattle federal court.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: fast, cheap delivery of books.
We've pulled together a list of just some of retailers that have disappeared over the last 25 years. Bring on the nostalgia.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29- Facebook Inc will shut its 2- year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. Facebook Gifts opened in 2012 as a way for users to buy gifts such as socks and teddy bears.
SEATTLE, July 25- An online stock trader who profited from inside information passed to him by a former Microsoft Corp finance employee was sentenced to 1-1/ 2 years in prison in Seattle on Friday.
NEW YORK, July 9- Bookstore chain Barnes& Noble Inc has pledged to make its stores friendly to nursing mothers as part of a settlement with New York State after a woman who was breastfeeding was asked to cover herself or leave one of its locations.
*Monsanto rallies after results; General Mills lower. *Medical Action almost doubles, Owens& Minor to buy.
June 25- Barnes& Noble Inc said it would spin off its Nook tablets and college books business, letting go of the loss-making Nook e-reader business to focus on its book stores.