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Wal-Mart To Close 269 Stores, Including 154 In U.S.

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:49pm

Most of the American outlets on the chopping block are Wal-Mart Express stores. Those are the company's smallest-format locations. Wal-Mart also said it will open 300 new stores in the coming year.

Most New Hen Houses Are Now Cage-Free

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:26pm

The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply As Oil Prices, China Spook Investors

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:18pm

China's slowdown and plummeting oil prices have investors spooked, and some are heading for the exits. There's concern the selloff in stocks signals tougher times ahead for the U.S. economy.

Gas Company Understated Benzene Exposure From California Leak

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 1:10pm

SoCalGas wrote about two air samples with high levels of the carcinogen — but not about 12 others, the AP reports. And the LA Times writes that efforts to cap the well appear to have destabilized it.

For Oil Drillers And Retirement Savers, This Is Not A Good Day

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:21am

Stock prices continue to fall as global investors worry about China's slowing demand. At the same time, oil prices are plunging as supplies surge. Together, it's making for a tough day in the markets.

U.S. Announces Moratorium On New Coal Leases On Federal Lands

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 8:40am

The change won't affect existing leases — which generated nearly $1.3 billion for the federal government's coal program last year.

Sales Of 'Most Wanted Shirt' Skyrocket

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 6:18am

In a photo, a Mexican drug lord is wearing a button down shirt with blue and gray stripes and what looks like black paint splattered all over it. The shirt's maker is using the photo for marketing.

White House Offers Incentives To States Holding Out On Expanding Medicaid

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Many Republican-led states rejected expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. But some GOP governors are reconsidering. That means more poor Americans could be eligible for coverage in 2016.

NFL Team Lured To LA With Bigger Fan Base, Multi-Billion Dollar Stadium

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Football is back in Los Angeles. David Greene talks to John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal about what the NFL stands to gain and lose in the relocation of the Saint Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

From 'Spin-And-Grin Girl' To 'Product Specialist' — An Auto Show Evolution

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:58am

Models on turntables in fancy gowns have given way to professionals who are the eyes and ears of car brands.

Place A Bet On Your Weight-Loss Goal And You May Win Twice

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:47am

New weight-loss programs have dieters put cash on the line in a wager they'll reach their goal.

Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion To Settle Financial-Crisis Claims

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 6:33pm

The firm is under investigation over its marketing and sale of mortgage-backed securities.

The Ted Cruz Goldman Sachs Loan, Explained

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:43pm

Here are four ways to understand the controversy that the Texas senator finds himself in after it was revealed that his Senate campaign did not disclose a loan from the Wall Street investment giant.

The Vegas Columnist And The Newspaper Owner Who Once Sued Him For Libel

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:37pm

Sheldon Adelson has filed three libel suits against journalists. One, a columnist at the Las Vegas Journal-Review, which Adelson bought last year, went broke facing the billionaire GOP donor in court.

Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 2:37pm

The conversation about religious accommodation in the workplace is playing out in a rural Colorado meatpacking town where Muslim workers at a Cargill plant were fired over prayer breaks.

Low Oil Prices Interfere With What Recyclers Are Paid For Plastic

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:07am

The price of oil has been on a downward dive for a couple of years. This has been great for some businesses and not so for others. One industry hit especially hard is the recycling business.

Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:01am

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.

U.S. Treasury Cracks Down on Luxury-Home Money Laundering

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:21pm

The feds are trying to make it harder for criminals to turn ill-gotten gains into clean cash by anonymously investing in expensive real estate, then selling and walking off with the money.

GE Brings Things To Life In Boston; Lights Out In Connecticut

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:35pm

GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.

U.S. Markets Tumble To Lowest Levels Since September

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:18pm

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday in a continuation of a recent rough patch on Wall Street. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 are down by more than 7 percent.




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