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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy


GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 08:10 AM PDT

Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took billions of dollars in taxpayer money" during its government-sponsored bankruptcy in 2009.

You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Bitcoin enthusiasts may soon be able to use the digital currency to support political campaigns.

Stocks up after good earnings, pharma deal

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 07:53 AM PDT

For corporate earnings, the time of reckoning is here. So far, it's going better than expected.

Gun silencer sales are booming

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 08:27 AM PDT

Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire.

GM recall issues run long, deep, and wide

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:55 AM PDT

So General Motors' Dan Ammann says the recall of 2.6 million Chevrolets and other models has made no dent in GM's car sales so far. Citing his company's 4% U.S. sales gain in March and a "decent start" in April, the new president says, "It's hard to say there's a measurable impact there."

Botox maker gets $46 billion bid

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 08:23 AM PDT

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Americans aren't eating as much McDonald's

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 08:52 AM PDT

Are Americans losing their appetite for McDonald's?

This startup thrives on a four-day workweek

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 03:52 AM PDT

At one of his first jobs after college, Ryan Carson was a software developer who was asked to stay overnight to finish a project.

Tesla to build cars in China

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 03:14 AM PDT

Tesla is planning to build its electric cars in China.

Stocks: Pharma, earnings in the spotlight

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:56 AM PDT

The pharmaceutical sector is stealing the show Tuesday.

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die, go bankrupt

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 11:36 PM PDT

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or grandparent -- dies or files for bankruptcy.

Move over Facebook, Alibaba's mega IPO is coming

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 07:07 PM PDT

The tech company behind the largest and most-anticipated IPO of the year doesn't trace its roots to Silicon Valley, a Harvard dorm room or MIT lab.

Silicon Valley firms accused of hiring conspiracy

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 02:40 PM PDT

A closely watched legal dispute may be coming to a head over an alleged conspiracy by Silicon Valley's biggest companies to suppress their employees' wages.

What the heck is Aereo, anyway?

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 02:08 PM PDT

Aereo is a streaming video service that costs $8 a month. It is a new way to watch and record shows on local television stations.

Netflix to increase subscription prices

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 04:35 PM PDT

Netflix prices are going up.

Reports: Ford decides CEO succession

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 01:35 PM PDT

Ford Motor will formally tap Mark Fields as its next CEO and reveal a formal retirement date for CEO Alan Mulally, according to published reports.

Save big on hearing aids

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 01:13 PM PDT

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Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 03:17 PM PDT

A federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.

Keystone XL delay pounds TransCanada stock

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 11:43 AM PDT

The latest delay to the Keystone XL pipeline is causing serious headaches for the management and investors of TransCanada, the controversial project's developer.

700-page book by French economist is Amazon's top seller

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 02:39 PM PDT

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