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Billionaire George Soros took stakes in homebuilders Lennar Corp. and D.R. Horton Inc. in the first quarter, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
Federal health experts say there are a host of problems with the design and cleaning instructions for specialized medical scopes recently linked to a series of bacterial outbreaks in hospitals nationwide.
Toys R Us is closing its iconic FAO Schwarz store, citing the high and rising costs of running the retail space on New York City's pricey Fifth Avenue.
Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital took a new stake in General Motors in the first quarter, according to a regulatory filing Friday, while slightly trimming his position in Apple Inc. .
Vietnam's desire to be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact is the best leverage Washington has to press for improved human rights there, a senior U.S. official said.
FBI officials have started to review a suspicious buyout bid for cosmetics company Avon by purported acquirer PTG Capital Partners, Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index its second straight record close.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn made just a few changes to his stock portfolio during the first quarter, the value of which increased by just 0.5% to $32.05 billion during that time, in line with the S&P 500's 0.4% gain.
Blue Bell Creameries will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a nationwide recall of all its products, the Texas company announced Friday.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. continued to reduce its stake in oil-and-gas drilling-equipment maker National Oilwell Varco in the first quarter, while picking up additional shares of banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. , the company revealed in a regulatory filing on Friday.
United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co , on Friday said 12 executives would leave the company in December under a voluntary layoff, a 30-percent reduction in executive ranks.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE King Digital Entertainment Plc., up 8 cents to $15.07 The maker of the mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" warned that it will likely see softer financial results heading into the middle of the year.
FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a South Burlington call center, officials said Friday.
House Republicans have introduced a two-month extension of the federal highway and mass transit program, barely two weeks before it expires.
Shake Shack, in addition to its Chicago Dogs and double cheeseburgers, is cooking up super-sized stock gains this month after a surprisingly strong quarter.
Stocks are ending mostly higher, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its second straight record close.
Federal authorities say they are sending $3 million in checks to consumers who bought a cactus-based fruit drink from TriVata Inc. based on bogus health claims.
The Department of Public Health is unveiling changes to the way it issues licenses under the state's medical marijuana dispensary program.