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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.
The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Hertz Global Holdings Inc., down $1.23 to $30.33 The rental car company withdrew its profit guidance, citing challenges posed by recalls, an accounting review and other problems.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter profit of $985 million, or 52 cents a share, compared with a profit of $1.39 billion, or 71 cents a share, for the year-earlier period.
Building more affordable housing for Maine seniors and boosting Medicaid reimbursements to home care workers were among several policy ideas rolled out by House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday.
A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher.
The computer giant posted adjusted profits of 89 cents a share as sales for the quarter climbed to $27.6 billion, slightly surpassed views.
U.S. stocks posted modest gains after traders digested the latest Fed minutes, with the S&P 500 closing right under its record high.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet.
The Justice Department's $17 billion settlement with Bank of America almost certainly will not cost the company that much.
Bank of America forged a record $17 billion settlement over mortgage-backed securities sold ahead of the financial crisis, the Associated Press reports.
Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
BP PLC said Wednesday that it has hired David Lawler as CEO of the oil and gas company's U.S. business, which is gearing up to spin off into its own separate company.
Bug Bonds? As if Bill Gross didn’t have enough problems, now the big money management firm he runs has been hit with a major infestation of bed bugs.
U.S. central bankers say the labor market is improving faster than expected, but the majority of top Federal Reserve officials are still not convinced it's strong enough to alter their approach on interest rates anytime soon, according to minutes of the bank's last big meeting in July.
The Federal Reserve has agreed to use interest rates on excess reserves as its main tool to set the federal funds rate and the bank plans to target a range instead of a precise number when it eventually raises rates, according to minutes of its July 29-30 meeting released Wednesday.
Gold futures extended losses, falling for a fourth session on Wednesday, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting.
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