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FedEx Accused of Hazardous Waste Violations

California officials on Thursday accused FedEx of more than 1,500 violations of the state's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials.


Philip Morris Trotting Out Marlboro Tobacco Vape

Philip Morris International Inc. is hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes with a new Marlboro-branded product that heats tobacco rather than burning it.


Sodexo Will Bring Back Health Care for Workers

Sodexo, the giant food service company, will reinstate its health-care plan instead of blaming Obamacare for benefit reductions.


Ikea Raises Minimum Wage for U.S. Workers

Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its hourly workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition.


Etihad to Pick Up Big Chunk of Alitalia

Fast-growing Gulf airline Etihad Airways said Wednesday it had reached a deal in principle to buy a 49 percent stake in Italian carrier Alitalia.


GoPro Set for IPO

GoPro has climbed mountaintops and dived to ocean bottoms. Now it's headed someplace adventurous: Wall Street.


General Mills Shares Drop on Downbeat Profit

Shares of General Mills fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading after the company reported a weaker-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter profit.


B&N to Separate Retail, Nook Segments

Barnes & Noble is going to split its retail and Nook Media businesses into two separate public companies as it looks to boost shareholder value.


Monsanto Earnings Dip, Beat Wall Street Estimates

Monsanto earnings fell more than 5 percent in the third quarter on lower biotech seed sales, but its performance topped Wall Street estimates and the company raised the lower end of its 2014 outlook.


Crude Oil Holds Steady Despite Iraq Unrest

The price of oil was steady Tuesday as investors monitored the insurgency in Iraq for signs that it's affecting the country's oil production and exports.


Transport Issues Make Pot Dealers Paranoid

Few things will make you feel hinkier than traveling with a load of dope and a large wad of cash in your pocket, but regulations prevent cannabis companies from contracting with security firms.


When Will Interest Rates Rise?

Officials prefer don't like to answer hypothetical questions, but Fed Chair Janet Yellen turned the tables by giving a hypothetical answer about when interest rates are likely to rise.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits 6-Year High

More Americans are optimistic about business conditions and the outlook for jobs, though fewer expect their incomes will grow over the next six months, according to the Conference Board.


Walgreen's Profit Jumps but Misses Expectations

Walgreen says its third-quarter earnings jumped 16 percent compared with last year, but the nation's largest drugstore chain missed Wall Street's expectations.


Wisconsin Energy Buying Integrys for $5.8 Billion

Wisconsin Energy is buying Integrys Energy Group for about $5.8 billion in cash and stock to form a more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company.


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