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  • July 31- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases of the infection until Thursday, the FDA said in a statement on its website. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co are pulling some cilantro...

  • DETAILS: Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards sold between January 2005 and December 2013. The boards were sold in eight sizes, including 5 ½ x 14, 8 ½ x 11, 11 ½ x 11 ½, 11 x 17, 12 x 12, 14 x14, 17 x 17 and 17 x 23. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Menards, Office Depot and other stores nationwide. FOR MORE: Call ACCO Brands at 800-611-6654 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Dozens of retailers are seeking to void nearly $6 billion of U.S. antitrust settlements with Visa Inc, MasterCard Inc and American Express Co after learning that opposing lawyers exchanged confidential information, potentially tainting the accords. A group of retailers filed papers that remain under seal in the Brooklyn, New York federal...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds of millions more to download its latest release for free in coming months. Microsoft and major PC makers are planning a...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Investors in social media shares have zeroed-in on Facebook Inc, piling into stock options to add bullish bets on the company in the days ahead of its Wednesday earnings. The ascent has made Facebook one of the ten largest S&P companies in terms of market capitalization, with the stock now worth more than $260 billion- surpassing decades-old...

  • What you need to know about Microsoft's giveaway Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    A Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco last April.

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday and the company is offering an upgrade for free. Here are the details.

  • Facebook's ascent has investors betting on more gains Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 28- The big selloffs in shares of social media companies last quarter following weak results seem to be brushed under the carpet this earnings season as investors focus instead on the success of Facebook Inc.. The rapid ascent has made Facebook one of the ten largest S&P companies in terms of market capitalization, with the stock now worth more than...

  • *SuperValu 1st- qtr profit rises 42 pct. July 28- SuperValu Inc said it was exploring a spinoff of its discount grocery chain Save-A-Lot into a publicly traded company as the retailer looks to insulate the fast-growing unit from its slower-growing grocery wholesale and food retail businesses. SuperValu's Save-A-Lot business has been growing in the past seven...

  • Target has the edge; can Walmart catch up? Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Greg Foran and Brian Cornell

    Greg Foran and Brian Cornell mark their one-year anniversaries at Walmart U.S. and Target next month.

  • *Asda sales fall 2.7 pct in 12 weeks to July 19- Kantar. *Analysts say pressure mounting on Asda CEO Andy Clarke. LONDON, July 28- Asda, the British arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart, on Tuesday lost its status as Britain's No. 2 supermarket group to rival Sainsbury's as industry data confirmed it as the sector laggard.

  • LONDON, July 28- All of Britain's so-called "big four" supermarkets saw sales fall over the last 12 weeks in an overall market that grew marginally, with discounters continuing to take share from their bigger rivals, industry data showed on Tuesday. Kantar Worldpanel said Asda, the British arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart, suffered the biggest sales fall over the 12...

  • Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. But Microsoft...

  • A risky investment with maybe 'China-like returns' Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    Pedestrians wait at a roadside beside a sign advertising Caterpillar heavy construction machinery in Dakar, Senegal, last January.

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, Africa has resurfaced as a topic of discussion in the investment community.

  • YANGON, Myanmar— From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with captives of a brutal Southeast Asian trafficking ring whose catch reaches the United States. After a four-month investigation, The Associated Press has found that at least...

  • A look at the largest companies in the S&P 500 Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    Amazon surpassed the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in market value Friday, on the back of a strong earnings report. Amazon shares closed up nearly 10 percent, giving the Seattle company a market value of $247.77 billion, versus $230.53 billion for Wal-Mart. A company's market value is calculated by multiplying the number of shares of stock it...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower, despite surprisingly strong Amazon earnings, as signs of slower global growth weighed on sentiment.

  • Top 5 stocks of the week and how to trade them Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

    CNBC Pro highlights the top performing stocks this week and analyzes whether the good times will continue.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Momentum is building for a $15- an-hour minimum wage in Connecticut, at least for some workers, given the formation of a new low-wage worker advisory panel and this week's recommendation to raise pay for fast-food workers in neighboring New York, according to some state lawmakers and activists. The co-chairmen of the General Assembly's Labor and...

  • *Hillary Clinton to propose raising capital gains tax- report. *Visa, Starbucks rise after results. July 24- Wall Street was lower in early afternoon trading on Friday for the fourth straight day as a fall in materials and health stocks and a fall in commodities overshadowed strong results from Amazon, Visa and Starbucks.

  • NEW YORK— It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $247.77 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., signaling a sea change in retailing. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores is valued at about $230.53 billion.