Friday, December 19, 2014

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Many fast food workers who protested against McDonald's while trying to increase their wages and unionize, were threatened, fired or otherwise retaliated against, the National Labor Relations Board said in civil charges it filed Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An accountant from Livingston has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a scheme that defrauded the state of $700,000 for false unemployment benefits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - U.S. regulators have granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of drugs for ovarian cancer, AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints Friday against McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees over worker rights.
Inquiring Consumer: T-Mobile is taking the Business Walk of Shame: settling charges that it profited by allowing tricky third-party billers to bilk its unsuspecting customers by "cramming" pointless charges onto their phone bills.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is criticizing a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks' risky investments.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.
MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.
NEW YORK (AP) - Another major publisher has reached a multiyear deal with Amazon.com.
Frontier Airlines announced Friday a one-day fare sale for Friday to celebrate the launch of new nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla. that start on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, Lynparza from British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - U.S. regulators have granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of drugs for ovarian cancer, AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too.
HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 18 this week to 1,875.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.
The region's manufacturers remain optimistic about growth, but their optimism is fading somewhat compared with earlier months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Thursday in its closely watched monthly Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey.

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