Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints
Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower early Thursday after the world’s largest retailer turned in weaker sales and a dim forecast for profits.
Tennessee senator: Sale idea cost TVA $500 million
Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority has already cost hundreds of millions of dollars — even if the nation’s largest public utility is never sold.
Google’s products dig deeper into people’s lives
For Google CEO Larry Page, happiness is a warm computer.
INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration
To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business.
Jindal, Wolverine Terminals announce $30M project
A $30 million crude oil terminal and blending operation is coming to St. James Parish.
Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7
The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven, in the latest accident spotlighting the often lethal safety conditions faced by those toiling in the global garment industry.
Stocks keep climbing even as manufacturing softens
Investors nudged the stock market to all-time highs Wednesday despite a handful of disappointing economic reports.
Eurozone recession is now longest in currency bloc
The eurozone is now in its longest ever recession — a stubborn slump that has surpassed even the calamity that hit the region in the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.
5 convicted in Kansas City stock fraud case
A jury on Wednesday convicted the founder of a Kansas City company and four associates of cheating investors by selling them millions of dollars of worthless stock and spending the money on themselves.
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