WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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Visa and Baidu are big market movers
The world's largest processor of debit and credit card payments reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit. The auto parts maker lowered its full-year profit and revenue outlook, placing the forecast below Wall Street expectations...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week. Investigators also say they suspect 21-year-old Casey Nocket of...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb
NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading. Adjusted earnings of...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping
For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. Wal-Mart unveiled some of the...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Police: Safely complete online sales in our lobby
(AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online. The Conshohocken Police Department said individuals making purchases from other people through Craigslist and...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Williams-Sonoma fined $700,000 for faulty shades
NEW YORK (AP) — Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine after the government accused the home goods retailer of taking too long to report that its window shades posed a strangulation hazard to children. The Consumer Product Safety...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Figures on government spending and debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Oct 2917,863,188Statutory debt limitsuspendedTotal public debt...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says losses for July-September ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short
NEW YORK (AP) — After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. The Seattle-based company declined to provide more details, but...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
How the Dow Jones average fared Thursday
U.S. stock indexes closed higher Thursday as big companies turned in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock. The Nasdaq...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM