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After dressers fell over and killed 2 boys, company offers repair kits for27M dressers

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:57pm
A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:12pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.8% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.1% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.8% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Senate moves forward on 6-year transportation bill, prospects uncertain in House

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:39pm
The Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.
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AP News Guide: Recent developments in the push toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:57pm
The federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 an hour since 2009, but labor unions and anti-poverty advocates are pushing a rate more than twice that amount as the new standard needed to afford hourly earners a decent living.
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Bruce Thompson, Bank of America's chief financial officer, is out in management shake-up

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 7:24pm
Bank of America's second-in-command is out of a job following a management shake-up.
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Developer of Foxwoods casino in New Bedford abruptly drops out of license competition

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 7:09pm
Developers of a planned Foxwoods casino for the New Bedford waterfront abruptly backed out of the competition for Massachusetts' final resort casino license on Wednesday, citing an inability to secure financing for the projected $650 million project.
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House backs bill to give states authority to manage coal ash

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:56pm
Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
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Las Vegas Sands misses 2Q earnings and revenue expectations

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:54pm
Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $469.2 million, a 30 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago.
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Starbucks working on plan to let Lyft drivers, riders earn rewards points

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:34pm
Starbucks says people will soon be able earn rewards points by using the ride-hailing service Lyft, a move intended to further expand the universe of its loyalty program.
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Cigna Shares Rally On Report Of Anthem Buyout

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:33pm
Cigna Corp. shares jumped in the extended session Wednesday on a report that Anthem Inc. is near a deal to buy the health insurer.
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IRS Targeted Mainstream Conservatives

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:26pm
Judicial Watch Wednesday announced that IRS scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond tea party organizations and included higher profile groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS, associated with former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove.
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USDA scientists develop bird flu vaccine that works on chickens and is being tested on turkeys

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:25pm
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.
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Oil Falls, Settles Below $50 a Barrel

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:16pm
The Dow fell nearly a half percent Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to sink it in the red for the year.
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Is Campbell’s Soup Back in the Game?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:06pm
Campbell’s Soup has a fresh new plan to simplify their recipes and ditch artificial ingredients by the end of 2018.
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Oregon group offers $13.50 minimum wage proposal, competing with separate $15 campaign

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:04pm
A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $13.50, opening a divide with an existing group that's been pushing for a $15 wage floor.
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Gov. Snyder agrees with review, determines financial emergency exists in Wayne County

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:02pm
Michigan's most populous county moved a step closer to state oversight Wednesday after Gov. Rick Snyder determined that Wayne County — which is home to the city of Detroit — is in a financial emergency.
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Discover 2Q profits drop 7 percent, due to higher expenses; beats analyst expectations

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:59pm
Discover Financial Services reported a 7 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, due largely to higher expenses.
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Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke coal ash lawsuit; issues still remain

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:25pm
A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
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LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment scores TV, movie deal with Warner Bros.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:17pm
LeBron James is setting his sights beyond the basketball court.
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Feds Say ID Protector LifeLock Violated $12M Settlement

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:16pm
The U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock spent years violating a $12 million settlement for misrepresenting the protection it provides for customers.
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