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  • May 6- A former employee accused Wells Fargo& Co of instructing workers at a call center to refrain from telling customers about lost deeds or other missing documents, and of firing the worker who called the policy unethical, according to a lawsuit made public this week. Duke Tran, who was a customer service specialist at the bank, says that his supervisor berated...

  • Shares of Whole Foods rose 2.4 percent to $29.18 in after-hours trading, but remained significantly off their all-time high of just above $63 in October 2013. Whole Foods will open its first 365 store in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake on May 25. "We believe there is customer demand for both formats," said Walter Robb, co-chief executive officer of Whole...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority. Chief Justice John Roberts transmitted the rules to Congress, which will have...

  • McDonald's trying out preservative-free Mcnuggets

    The fast food chain is testing a new chicken nugget recipe with no artificial preservatives in 140 stores.

  • Options include paying for the number of miles a vehicle travels, according to the survey conducted by Kelton Global for HNTB Corp, a transportation consulting firm that works on such projects as managed lanes and mileage-based user fees. Government Accountability Office said last year. With gasoline taxes lagging, the federal Highway Trust Fund has needed...

  • The company said on Wednesday it started testing a "simpler" recipe for the snack in 140 restaurants in Oregon and Washington state last month. The nuggets being tested in Portland do not contain any artificial preservatives, the company said in an emailed statement. The news, which was first reported by Crain's Chicago Business, follows McDonald's...

  • April 27- McDonald's Corp said it is testing new recipes for its staple Chicken McNuggets snack in some U.S. markets to cater to growing consumer demand for less-processed food. The company said on Wednesday it started testing a "simpler" recipe for the snack in 140 restaurants in Oregon and Washington state last month. The nuggets being tested in Portland do not...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in February, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. "Home prices continue to rise twice as fast as inflation, but the pace is easing off in the most recent numbers," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. lawmakers are pressing the nation's top intelligence official to estimate the number of Americans ensnared in email surveillance and other such spying on foreign targets, saying the information was needed to gauge possible reforms to the controversial programs. "You have willingly shared information with us about the important...

  • Pena Nieto, who is grappling with deadly drug cartel violence, said he will send to Congress a proposal to permit the use and importation of marijuana-based medicines, and raise the amount that weed users can legally carry to 28 grams from 5 grams. Pena Nieto did not say where consumers would be able to obtain the weed they are then allowed to carry.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- In late 2014, Uber and Lyft targeted Portland, Oregon, as the next place to launch their still-controversial ride-hailing services. "We were trying to figure out a way to reward Lyft for having better business practices and not violating our laws," said Josh Alpert, mayor Charlie Hales' chief of staff, who described the interactions with both...

  • Corey Young, a founder of courier service CannaRabbit LLC, delivers bags of marijuana to a dispensary in in Louisville, Colorado, U.S., on Friday, March 27, 2015. CannaRabbit and peers are rushing in as regional truckers and nationwide haulers United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. steer clear of transporting marijuana on concerns over the lack of nationwide clearance of a practice that is still illegal in most states.

    As more and more states legalize marijuana, banks are caught between serving pot businesses and federal law.

  • April 13- China's Tsinghua Unigroup unveiled a stake of roughly 6 percent in Lattice Semiconductor Corp on Wednesday, sending shares of the U.S. chip manufacturer soaring 18 percent on speculation of a possible acquisition. Its shares rose 99 cents to $6.36, giving it a market capitalization of roughly $740 million. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • The official grand opening of Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage is set for Sept. 19. The downtown location is where the Iditarod sled dog race begins.

    Whether Uncle Sam owes you money, or vice versa, some companies are offering money-saving, free and entertaining Tax Day rewards.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data. The long-awaited bill is emerging just as the U.S. Justice Department redoubles its efforts to use the...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in January, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. "Home prices continue to climb at more than twice the rate of inflation," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities, San Francisco,...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Asian shares struggled to find their footing on Tuesday and the dollar clawed back ground lost after downbeat U.S. economic data contributed to an uninspiring session on Wall Street. Investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1620 GMT for fresh signals on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes, after a chorus of hawkish...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Asian shares struggled to find their footing on Tuesday after downbeat U.S. economic data contributed to an uninspiring session on Wall Street and pressured the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent after wavering for most of the early session. Australian shares slumped 0.3 percent, in their...

  • A March 16 executive order by President Barack Obama allows the United States to blacklist anyone found to be operating in North Korea's mining sector or to have purchased metal from its government- even indirectly through a third-country supplier. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show 25 companies, including Pitney Bowes Inc, Winnebago...

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.