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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Five other people suffered less serious injuries in a frantic exit from the building, San...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Two other people were taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds, and another five individuals...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver armed with a handgun opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package-sorting center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three people before fatally shooting himself as officers closed in. The victims, like the gunman, were also company drivers, said Steve Gaut, head of investor relations at UPS. Two other people were taken...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. Two other people were shot and have been taken to an area hospital, San Francisco police said. Any shooting is one shooting...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before turning the gun on himself, police said. Police did not identify the suspect or say if he was a UPS employee. The shooter and the victims were all drivers, said Steve Gaut, head...

  • *Flannery to take over as CEO on Aug. 1, chairman on Dec. 31. The maker of jet engines, power plants, medical scanners and railroad locomotives on Monday named veteran insider John Flannery as its next CEO, taking over from longtime leader Jeff Immelt, who reshaped one of corporate America's icons to focus more on technology but failed to deliver profit growth fast...

  • *Flannery to take over as CEO on Aug. 1, chairman on Dec. 31. The maker of jet engines, power plants, medical scanners and railroad locomotives on Monday named veteran insider John Flannery as its next chief executive. He takes over from Jeff Immelt who will step aside Aug. 1 after 16 years as the head of the conglomerate he helped steer through the financial crisis but is...

  • *Flannery to take over as CEO on Aug. 1, chairman on Dec. 31. June 12- General Electric Co on Monday named veteran insider John Flannery as its next chief executive, taking over from Jeff Immelt who is stepping aside after 16 years as the head of the conglomerate he helped steer through the financial crisis but is now worth a third less than when he took over.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Microsoft Corp in its bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who said the popular videogame console gouges discs because of a design defect. The court, in a 8-0 ruling, overturned a 2015 decision by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed console owners...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Microsoft Corp in its bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who said the popular videogame console gouges discs because of a design defect. The court, in a 8-0 ruling, overturned a 2015 decision by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed console owners...

  • The court, in a 8-0 ruling, overturned a 2015 decision by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed console owners to appeal the dismissal of their class action lawsuit by a federal judge in Seattle in 2012..

  • HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10- About two dozen rallies were planned across the United States on Saturday to denounce sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms but critics believe is camouflage for anti-Muslims hatred. ACT for America, a self-described grassroots organization focusing on national security...

  • WASHINGTON/ MONTREAL, June 9- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday gave a green light to the U.S. Commerce Department to begin preparing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties against new jets from Bombardier Inc, sending the Canadian planemaker's stock down as much as 8 percent. The case has fueled trade tensions between the United States and its...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based clothing and accessories retailer ended 10.3 percent higher after having surged as much as 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. Once it goes private, Nordstrom may be able to restructure its business, which is more difficult as a public company, said Erich Joachimsthaler, chief executive of...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, June 8- Nordstrom Inc's founding family could face a drawn-out search for backers to help it take the retailer private as investors shy away from brick-and-mortar department stores under assault from Amazon.com Inc and other online competitors. Any plan to go private would likely require the company to raise as much as $4.5 billion in...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based clothing and accessories retailer ended 10.3 percent higher after having surged as much as 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. Once it goes private, Nordstrom may be able to restructure its business, which is more difficult as a public company, said Erich Joachimsthaler, chief executive of...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based clothing and accessories retailer were last up 10.5 percent at mid-afternoon after having surged as much as 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. Once it goes private, Nordstrom may be able to restructure its business, which is more difficult as a public company, said Erich Joachimsthaler, chief...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based clothing and accessories retailer were last up 11 percent after having surged as much as 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. The company now has a market value of about $7.4 billion. Going private may help Nordstrom restructure its business, which is more difficult as a public company, said Erich...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based clothing and accessories retailer were last up 11 percent after having surged as much as 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. The company now has a market value of about $7.4 billion. Going private may help Nordstrom restructure its business, which is more difficult as a public company, said Erich...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based company jumped as much 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. It now has a market value of about $7.4 billion. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the department store operator said the group formed to consider going private had not yet made a formal proposal.