Business

Oil Falls to Near $102 a Barrel

The price of oil slipped Tuesday as expectations of a buildup in U.S. crude inventories dampened sentiment.


Federal Regulators Halt Major Work-From-Home Scam

Authorities have temporarily stopped a work-from-scam that allegedly conned millions from consumers by selling phony business coaching services.


Taco Bell Challenges McDonald's With Waffle Tacos

Taco Bell fans will get a jolt in the breakfast menu when the chain launches a dozen classic and novelty foods next month, including a syrup-drenched waffle taco.


HSBC Takes a Beating as Results Disappoint

HSBC saw around $6.8 billion wiped off its market value Monday after it reported worse than expected profits and investors zeroed in on the company's exposure to emerging markets.


Lilly Lowers Forecast

Eli Lilly is buying a poultry vaccine maker to strengthen its Elanco animal health subsidiary -- and said Monday its 2014 earnings forecast will be trimmed due to acquisition costs.


Netflix vs. Comcast: The Preliminary Bout

Comcast may have agreed to uphold net neutrality rules that guarantee content providers equal treatment, but that doesn't mean Netflix can't "volunteer" to pay more to get an uninterrupted video feed to its customers.


RF Micro, TriQuint Combining in $1.56 Billion Deal

Chip maker RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor are combining in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.56 billion.


Obama Picks Chicago for Manufacturing Initiative

Chicago will be the site of a digital manufacturing institute backed by federal and private funding, giving the city a chance to re-establish its credentials as a modern maker of things.


Men's Wearhouse Raises Offer for Jos. A. Bank

Men's Wearhouse is boosting its takeover offer for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent to about $1.78 billion.


Netflix and Comcast Reach Streaming Deal

Netflix and Comcast Corp. reached a streaming deal that the companies claim will improve Netflix video streaming.


Stocks Rise Early on Round of Dealmaking

Stocks are surging in early trading as investors respond to the latest round of corporate deals.


Mexico Received $35 Billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2013

Mexico City, Feb 23 (EFE).- Mexico received a record $35 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, officials said.


FCC to Suspend, Redesign Newsroom Content Survey

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it will suspend and redesign a study of U.S. news content that critics said would restrict political speech.


Detroit Emergency Manager Submits Plan to Bankruptcy Court

The plan offered by Detroit's emergency manager Friday to return the city to solvency includes cutting retired city workers' pensions by a third.


G Asset Raises Barnes & Noble Offer

The G Asset investment firm has offered to pay about $672 million for a majority stake in the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain.


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