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EEOC files workplace discrimination lawsuit against Food Lion for employee firing in 2011

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:36pm
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.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:31pm
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.
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Hertz, American Eagle, Amicus, and Hain Celestial Group are big market movers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:26pm
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.
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Energy chief talks climate change, nuclear research at Idaho Falls conference

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:17pm
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.
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H-P Profit Falls, But Sales Rise

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:15pm
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.
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Democratic House Speaker unveils proposals to aid Maine's aging population, oldest in nation

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:13pm
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.
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Despite higher rate talk from the Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher; Bond yields rise

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:11pm
A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher.
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H-P 3Q Profits Meet Street View, Sales Narrowly Beat

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:09pm
The computer giant posted adjusted profits of 89 cents a share as sales for the quarter climbed to $27.6 billion, slightly surpassed views.
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Wall Street Climbs Following Fed Minutes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:07pm
U.S. stocks posted modest gains after traders digested the latest Fed minutes, with the S&P 500 closing right under its record high.
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Wheat, corn, oats, and soybeans fell on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:32pm
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Review: Baseball does online right, as long as you overlook video blackouts

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:54pm
Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet.
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Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:30pm
The Justice Department's $17 billion settlement with Bank of America almost certainly will not cost the company that much.
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AP: BofA in $17B Settlement Over Mortgage Bonds

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:30pm
Bank of America forged a record $17 billion settlement over mortgage-backed securities sold ahead of the financial crisis, the Associated Press reports.
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APNewsBreak: Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US over sale of securities

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:16pm
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.
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BP hires SandRidge Energy executive David Lawler as CEO of its US business before spinoff

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:06pm
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.
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Bed Bugs Said to Plague PIMCO Office in New York

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:03pm
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.
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Fed More Divided On How Fast Labor Market Is Improving

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:00pm
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.
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Fed To Use Excess Reserves As Tool To Alter Fed Funds Rate

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:00pm
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.
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Gold Slides As Investors Await Fed Minutes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:48pm
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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Fact sheet: Infiniti QX60

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:46pm
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD BASE PRICE: $45,100 with FWD; $46,500 with AWD.
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