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NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said that 56 million payment cards were estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September...
New Jersey's largest utility has joined a consortium of companies that wants to build a $1 billion bistate Marcellus Shale pipeline.
Gearing up for a two-day strike starting Sunday, hospital officials and union nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center can agree on one thing:
Some American separatists want to form “a more perfect union” by shrinking it. “It’s devolution, dissolution, secession, separatism," writes self-described ‘anarcho-capitalist’ Lew Rockwell. "It’s making everything smaller.”
The Street: Time Warner keeps cutting staff as CEO Jeff Bewkes ' tries to cut costs and streamline operations to appease shareholders eager for higher profits, and a higher stock price. Shares jumped 1.1% to $77.73.
The Street: In 2014 alone, Whisper, Secret, and Yik Yak, three young smartphone apps for exposing your private thoughts anonymously, have collectively raised more than $80 million. It's a staggering figure for such a high-risk market.
NEW YORK (AP) - UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.
The Street: Consumers are still saving too little despite watching their lifestyles change during the recession and having only meager savings for emergencies. Nearly one in four people would run out of money in 30 days.
Emergency, no-bid repairs for the Walt Whitman Bridge were approved Thursday by the Delaware River Port Authority board, after holes were found in the bridge's steelwork, including one in a support beam a worker described as big enough to "put a hard hat in."
The Street: If Scotland becomes an independent country via today's vote, the price of Scotch could soar - but the news could also wreak havoc with financial markets in general.
WASHINGTON (AP) - US home construction down 14.4 percent in August; fewer ground breakings for apartments.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law - down from 8 million reported earlier this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.
MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) - While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - Rite Aid Corp. topped analyst expectations for its second quarter, but the drugstore chain's stock tumbled Thursday after it also dropped its fiscal 2015 earnings forecast for the second straight quarter due in part to an expected decrease in pharmacy profitability.
DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared that the country's debt crisis was dead and buried.
The Street: As Amazon continues to press more in hardware, expanding its offerings, it's playing to its strengths - Kindles and Fire tablets, with the company announcing several new Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets last night.
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