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The Bus Stop shoe boutique sells small-label brands you can’t find in department stores. Now it’s launching its first collection.
A model of endoscope that has been linked to outbreaks of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria at hospitals in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and elsewhere was on the market for years without clearance, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in January as payrolls crept lower.
Economics in a nutshell: “Neither snow nor sleet nor cold can keep businesses from hiring and the labor market from tightening.”
The Street: Thinking about renting out your home as a vacation getaway? Your current policy likely isn't going to cover it. Here's what will.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Amid family photos, vintage jewelry and drawings by young children in an O'Hara basement is a vast collection of watches.
The Street: If you're not a Hollywood celebrity lucky enough to get an Oscars swag bag, how can you travel in luxury and style without spending what may amount to a year's salary? Travel industry experts say it's actually not all that difficult. You just need to know how to work the system.
The Street: A majority of consumers (56%) believe that cash is the safest method of payment, and for small purchases that makes sense. But the same report says that 59% of us carry $20 or less – and only 11% have paid for something in cash in the past day.
USA-ECONOMY/EMPLOYMENT (URGENT):U.S. job growth accelerates, unemployment rate at 5.5 percent
Software giant to lay off "in activities where it sees no future"
Empathy - the kind where you try to think your way into understanding how others feel - only gets you so far.
LADSON, S.C. (AP) - Daimler AG says it will spend about $500 million and create 1,300 jobs with a new plant near Charleston that will build its Sprinter vans.
DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven.
LONDON (AP) - The euro's value against the dollar keeps dropping, and it could soon reach parity with the dollar for the first time in 13 years.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country.
MIAMI (AP) - Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.
NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.
GOBankingRates: Target announced Tuesday it will cut several thousand jobs, mostly from the company’s headquarters locations. The restructuring will no doubt have a massive impact on employees, but how will these changes affect consumers, specifically those who like to do most of their shopping online?

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