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Obama names former Google, Twitter officials to White House tech jobs

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:56pm
The president tapped Silicon Valley for two key technology-policy team positions, naming Megan Smith  from Google as chief technology officer.
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Daily Item of Lynn, in same family for 5 generations, sold to local investment group

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:46pm
The Daily Item of Lynn, which has been owned by the same family since 1877, has been sold to a local investment group.
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United Airlines shows confidence in Boeing Dreamliner by adding newest version of large jet

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:42pm
United Airlines is showing confidence in Boeing's 787 by taking delivery of the new, larger version of the jet that Boeing calls the Dreamliner.
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Kansas farmers harvesting bountiful corn crops thanks to timely rains, but prices low

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:39pm
Kansas farmers are now cutting bountiful fields of corn thanks to timely rains that saved their fall crops.
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AAA survey finds Texas retail gasoline prices drop 3 cents this week

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:38pm
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped 3 cents this week to settle at $3.23 per gallon.
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TD Ameritrade CEO to sell 200,000 of his 2.4 million shares of company stock to diversify

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:36pm
TD Ameritrade says its president and chief executive plans to sell up to 200,000 shares of company stock to diversify his personal portfolio.
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Fed's Mester Wants To Rewrite 'considerable Time' Pledge

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:29pm
The Federal Reserve needs to re-write its forward guidance now that it is closer to ending its bond-buying program, said Loretta Mester, the president of the Cleveland Fed, on Thursday.
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Hovnanian 3Q profit tops Wall Street's view on more home deliveries, revenue misses

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
Hovnanian's fiscal third-quarter net income more than doubled as it delivered more homes.
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BP stock hit by court negligence ruling that could cost oil company another $18 billion

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
BP shares slumped 5 percent after a judge ruled that the oil giants's reckless conduct led to the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, a decision that could cost BP another $17.6 billion.
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Actress Rosie Perez, GOP media operative Nicolle Wallace join 'The View' talk show

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:17pm
Actress Rosie Perez and Republican media operative Nicolle Wallace are joining ABC's daytime chat show, "The View." The network said Wednesday that the two will join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell on the panel for the show's new season, beginning Sept. 15.
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Home Depot's CEO says chip-enabled terminals will be activated by end of year

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:15pm
Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudulent charges.
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GoPro Falls 4% On J.P. Morgan Downgrade

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:59am
Shares of GoPro Inc. fell sharply on Thursday after J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to neutral, citing its valuation.
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If the President’s Not Yet a Lame Duck, why Are All the President’s Pals Ducking?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:58am
Here’s the surest sign you’re a boss on the way out – your closest friends stop sucking up.
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US judge to rule next week in Nevada fracking case; critics want to block BLM oil, gas leases

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:46am
A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management admits.
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Dominion Virginia Power installing solar project on roof of Virginia Union University building

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:35am
Dominion Virginia Power is adding its first solar power demonstration site in central Virginia.
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SD announces $1M to help ease skilled-labor shortage; communities must apply for money

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:29am
South Dakota officials say they're taking tangible steps toward helping relieve the shortage of qualified workers, including funding community initiatives and re-examining how to connect job-seekers and employers.
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Ciena tops 3Q earnings and revenue expectations

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:29am
Ciena Corp. (CIEN) on Thursday reported profit of $16.2 million in its fiscal third quarter.
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Sweetgrass used to weave iconic baskets endangered in SC; govt. agencies stepping in to help

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:26am
For most of his 80 years, Joe Mazyck has been harvesting the soft, pliable sweetgrass used to make the iconic baskets that have been woven by slaves and their descendants for centuries along the nation's Southeast coast.
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Conflicting laws, shady penny stocks, wild health claims cloud market; pot for your privates?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:08am
Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.
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Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course faces uncertain future after court asks for modifications

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:06am
Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course faces an uncertain future after a court proposed Wednesday that the under-construction layout should be modified to meet environmental concerns.
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