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US agency orders air bag maker to preserve parts in probe
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have ordered Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. to preserve air bag parts from recalled cars for government investigators and attorneys who are suing the company. The order issued Wednesday by the National...
Feb 26, 2015 | 8:26 AM
New York surveying banks on cybersecurity defenses
DFS also is considering random audits of financial firms' monitoring and filtering computer systems used to spot illicit transactions, Lawsky said. Without moving massive amounts of money around the globe, international terrorism cannot thrive, he...
Feb 26, 2015 | 7:26 AM
TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay
John Challenger, CEO of global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., said the moves could create a domino effect in which other companies follow suit in order to compete for top talent. [...] more than half of retail workers make...
Feb 26, 2015 | 7:26 AM
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday
The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high close on Wednesday, while the other major stock indexes ended lower. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of corporate earnings, as well as another day of testimony from Federal...
Feb 26, 2015 | 7:26 AM
Strong reliability scores should help Buick brand's rebirth
DETROIT (AP) — Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement. The top two complaints were technical ones: inability to pair phones to the car...
Feb 26, 2015 | 5:26 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 Feb 2418,109,661Statutory debt limitsuspendedTotal public debt...
Feb 26, 2015 | 5:26 AM
Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip
The Dow Jones industrial average managed another record high close, but just barely, even as other market indexes edged lower. Traders were watching another day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and monitoring earnings news from...
Feb 26, 2015 | 4:26 AM
Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent dispute
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. Apple immediately announced plans to appeal and said the...
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 AM
Ex-police chief: JonBenet Ramsey crime scene was mishandled
(AP) — In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial...
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 AM
Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers
In the U.S., Motorola will target prepaid customers, as well as those looking to buy children their first smartphones. Motorola, which Lenovo Group bought from Google Inc. in October, has been trying to set itself apart from other phone makers by...
Feb 26, 2015 | 3:26 AM