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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:57pm
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 7 to Sunday August 17 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
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Oil Futures Skid Ahead of Expiration, Storage Data

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:55pm
U.S. oil futures slid below $95 a barrel for the first time since January as high global supplies continued to weigh on the market and traders closed positions ahead of the front-month contract's expiration.
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PetSmart to Explore Sale Amid Investor Pressure: Sources

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:43pm
PetSmart Inc plans to explore a potential sale of the company, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, after several shareholders led by activist investor Jana Partners LLC pressured the pet supply retailer to sell itself.
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Mining industry groups lose court challenge of tougher rules for repeat safety violators

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:30pm
New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.
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WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk products in response to customer feedback

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:25pm
WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback.
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Louisiana attorney general sues State Farm, accusing insurer of unsafe auto repair practices

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:16pm
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety.
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Lights, camera, #MACtion: Commissioner says 13-year deal with ESPN provides stability

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:11pm
Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.
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Conn. lawmakers seek US law requiring child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:01pm
Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes.
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Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board After Clippers Buy

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:44pm
Steve Ballmer said Tuesday he is stepping down from the board of Microsoft Corp. effective immediately.
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Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager Plouffe

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:34pm
Private car-hailing service Uber has hired President Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy, the company said Tuesday.
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AP Exclusive: US to change how travelers can protest placement on government's no-fly list

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:31pm
The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists.
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California environmentalist shakes up Florida race with attacks on Gov. Rick Scott

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:28pm
A California billionaire environmentalist is shaking up the Florida governor's race by spending millions to organize Hispanic and youth voters and buy attack ads targeting Gov. Rick Scott.
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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Aug. 11-18

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:24pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 11-18.
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Fresh reality programming was last week's big draw offering relief from reruns, Nielsen says

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:21pm
Nielsen says fresh reality fare remained a big draw last week in prime time, where otherwise reruns dominated.
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Regulators suspend Standard Chartered Bank's dollar exchange in New York for some clients

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:15pm
New York regulators have reached agreement for Standard Chartered Bank to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary.
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NY Islanders sold to former Washington Capitals co-owner; terms not revealed

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:09pm
The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.
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Massachusetts chemical company pleads guilty to violating Clean Air Act in Rhode Island

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:44pm
A Massachusetts-based chemical company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act at a facility it owned in Rhode Island.
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Survey: Millennials More Socially Liberal, Economically Conservative

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:40pm
According to a recent Reason-Rupe survey, Americans ages 18-29 are increasingly socially liberal, but their economic views aren’t equally left-of-center.
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LEGO’s Creative Strategy for Targeting Girls

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:39pm
Over the past four years, LEGO has grown its bottom line by more than 64%.
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Elizabeth Arden blames 4th-quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:38pm
Celebrity perfumes are turning out to be a stinker for Elizabeth Arden.
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