Daily Intel

Oct 19, 2014 | 12:19 AM
A flip waiver nears its end
The federal policy that made tens of thousands of quick resales possible — and helped first-time and minority buyers acquire a home — will end by the new year, Federal Housing Administration officials confirmed.
Oct 19, 2014 | 12:19 AM
Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy
The fire at the Teresa Moda garment factory in Prato, Italy, exposed the true costs of cheap clothes and the pursuit of profit over safety in the thriving, illicit economy that has grown amid the Chinese immigration to Italy.
Oct 19, 2014 | 12:19 AM
Amazon hires 80K seasonal holiday workers
Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season.
Oct 18, 2014 | 7:18 PM
Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY
The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
Oct 18, 2014 | 10:18 AM
Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. The snack mix was sold in 14-ounce clear plastic containers and has since been removed from all store shelves, the...
Oct 18, 2014 | 8:18 AM
Stocks surge as Wall Street's wild week continues
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are powering higher at midday as investors welcome a round of strong company earnings reports. European markets also made big gains.
Oct 18, 2014 | 8:18 AM
General Motors' legal chief to retire next year
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' chief lawyer Michael Millikin, who withstood withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's handling of an ignition switch recall, is retiring early next year. During a July Senate hearing on the delayed...
Oct 18, 2014 | 8:18 AM
Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries
The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy.
Oct 18, 2014 | 6:18 AM
Microsoft notches a victory in ongoing lawsuit over Live Tiles
In 2012, a Maine-based company called SurfCast sued Microsoft over Live Tiles, claiming that the block tiles that are at the heart of the Windows 8 Start screen violate the Maine company’s patent.
Oct 18, 2014 | 3:18 AM