Feds still looking at Wal-Mart dispute NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., filed an unfair labor practice charge ...
CUPERTINO (AP) - Shares of Apple jumped over 7 percent Monday, with one analyst calling a two-month sell-off in shares of the most valuable company on earth "insanely insane." After hitting an all-time of $705.10 on the day the company launched the iPhone 5, Apple's stock slumped into correction, and then into bear territory, down nearly 21 percent from that September high. ...
DETROIT (AP) - Twinkie lovers, relax.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain's mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to change the way we shop. Perhaps that's because this isn't the first time during Johnson's 30-year career that he's attempted what seemed impossible.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California continued its economic recovery as the unemployment rate dipped to 10.1 percent in October, led by increases in private sector jobs such as construction, retail and well-paying professional work.
NEW YORK (AP) - Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.
FREMONT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency is tightening the guidelines that control how automakers use government crash tests in advertising. The change by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was prompted by Tesla Motors Inc., the Palo Alto, Calif., electric car company. Tesla has promoted its electric Model S as the safest car in America, saying it earned a 5.4-star rating from the government. The new guidelines stress that NHTSA doesn't give crash-test ratings ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.
$2.5B to settle hip replacement suits
NEW YORK (AP) - In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.
NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy says it Is committed to "winning" the holiday season with price matching, doorbusters and deals as well as its earliest ever opening hours on Thanksgiving - even if that means profit pressure for the electronics retailer in the fourth quarter.
FREMONT (AP) - The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla's Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car's underbody and battery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year.
DETROIT (AP) - For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.