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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio angling to heal rift with police, rejects idea of apology

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:03pm
What can Mayor Bill de Blasio do to heal his deepening rift with the New York Police Department? His playbook for erasing the perception that he is not supporting the police — a problem that has escalated in the wake of the killings of two officers — has included face-to-face-meetings with police union officials, warm rhetoric about the work cops do and stepped-up efforts to negotiate new police labor contracts.
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LCD firm agrees to pay Washington $13 million to resolve claim it participated in price-fixing

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:03pm
A company that manufactures LCD panels has agreed to pay the state of Washington $13 million to resolve claims it participated in a price-fixing scheme.
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U.S. Senators Back Bill to Ease Hiring of Foreign High-Tech Workers

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:34pm
Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for high-tech firms in the United States to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering.
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NBA's Nets Confirm Entertaining Sale Offers, Say 'Nothing Imminent'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:33pm
The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday confirmed a report that it was entertaining offers for the sale of the NBA club, saying it was "always open" to overtures, but added no deal was imminent.
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Creditors try to push Caesars unit into bankruptcy ahead of its own filing expected this week

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:18pm
Creditors who say a division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. owes them $41 million collectively are attempting to push the casino giant's operating company into bankruptcy ahead of its own expected filing.
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New federal rule requiring sensors on coal-digging machines seeks to reduce deaths

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:18pm
Federal mine safety officials have issued a new rule aimed at reducing crushing and pinning deaths caused by mining machinery.
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With stagnant Europe and Japan, World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economic growth

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:03pm
The World Bank has downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year, blaming stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China.
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Verizon Introduces Connected-car Device At Auto Show

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:46pm
Verizon Communications introduced a new device and app on Tuesday capable of connecting 200 million in-service vehicles manufactured after 1996 to the digital grid.
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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:34pm
iBook charts for week ending January 12, 2015: Top Paid Books 1.
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U.S. Budget Surplus at $2B at End of December

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:19pm
The U.S. budget surplus was $2 billion at the end of December, down 96 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday.
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McLaren Put the Emphasis on Technology

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:13pm
The McLaren Group, which includes the Formula One team, is changing its name to reflect the company's diversification away from pure racing activities and into applied technology.
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SEC Charges Canada Citizen With Fraudulent Trading Scheme

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:06pm
The U.S. government has charged a Canadian citizen with running a market manipulation scheme known as "layering" in which traders placed orders to trick others into buying stocks at artificially inflated prices.
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U.S. Runs $2 Billion Budget Surplus In December

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:00pm
The federal government ran a budget surplus of $2 billion in December, the Treasury Department reported Tuesday.
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GOP ignores veto threats, presses attacks on Obama on immigration, energy, Wall Street reform

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:47pm
Congressional Republicans are attacking President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides and ignoring veto threats.
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APNewsBreak: $5M settlement reached in suit over Christmas fire that killed 5 in Connecticut

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:47pm
A contractor blamed for starting a fire at a Connecticut home that killed three girls and two of their grandparents on Christmas morning in 2011 has agreed to settle a lawsuit by paying the children's father $5 million.
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Goodyear Tire warns that earnings may be hurt by strong dollar; shares fall

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:34pm
Shares of Goodyear Tire fell Tuesday after it warned that its fourth-quarter earnings may be hurt by the strong dollar, demand weakness in Europe and warmer-than-expected winter weather.
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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:18pm
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, Jan. 5, to Sunday, Jan. 11, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:18pm
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 11 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
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Federal deficit climbs slightly to $176.7 billion in October-December

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:17pm
The federal deficit for the first three months of the budget year is up slightly from the same period a year ago, reflecting the absence of a special payment from mortgage company Freddie Mac that helped narrow the gap in 2014.
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KB Home Drops After Company Warns on Margins

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:13pm
Despite reporting quarterly sales that beat analyst estimates, Los Angeles-based KB Home is taking a beating after the company revealed a gloomy outlook.
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