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  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...

  • TTM Technologies buying competitor

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin technology company says it's buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis,...

  • Carnival beats Street 3Q forecasts

    MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. (CCL) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The Miami-based company said it had profit of $1.60 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.58 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average...

  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of...

  • Used car chain CarMax's 2Q profit up 10 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Used car dealership chain CarMax Inc.'s profit jumped 10 percent in its fiscal second-quarter despite slowing sales at stores open at least one year. Its earnings missed Wall Street expectations, and the company's shares fell more than 7 percent in morning trading Tuesday....

  • Savory Pie Guy claims Comtec has monopoly, class action claims

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A pie company has filed a class action lawsuit against Comtec Industries Ltd. after it claims Comtec prevented its customers from buying products from its rivals in order to maintain a monopoly. Savory Pie Guy LLC claims Comtec devised and implemented...

  • Philips to separate lighting arm into new company

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV says it will spin off its lighting division and the rest of its operations into two separate companies, continuing a radical reshaping of one of Europe's best-known corporations. Tuesday's announcement follows the decision in June to spin off its lighting...

  • US stocks open lower; CarMax sinks on earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,125 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell...

  • Columbus will spend more on worst neighborhoods

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus is pouring more public money into rehabilitating its worst neighborhoods. The city council on Monday night approved giving $2.2 million to area nonprofit groups willing to renovate run-down homes or build new ones on vacant lots in the city that need...

  • Goodgame Studios reveals revenue, coy on IPO plans

    BERLIN (AP) — German online games company Goodgame Studios has for the first time revealed financial details of its business, amid speculation that it is planning a stock market flotation. The company said Tuesday it had revenues of 98 million euros ($125.88 million) in the first half of 2014,...

  • New York salt mine's rail project concerns Senecas

    GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) — A company's plan to extend a rail line at its western New York salt mine is raising concerns among American Indians about potential damage to culturally sensitive sites. American Rock Salt's proposal for its huge mine in Livingston County has already been approved by the...

  • CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. The combined company would have a market capitalization of more than $26 billion, second only to Potash Corp. of...

  • Newport taps $3.3 million for business incubator

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport has received nearly $1.7 million federal grant to convert a vacant school into a technology business incubator to promote start-up companies. The city will match funding from the grant for a total of about $3.3 million. The Newport Daily News reports...

  • More than 370 tax-foreclosed properties being sold

    GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — More than 370 tax-foreclosed properties in 12 Michigan counties are being auctioned off this week. The State of Michigan Tax-Foreclosed, Real Property Auctions are Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration takes place each morning. The state says more than 200 parcels in...

  • IBM opens computer rescue operation in NC

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — IBM has formally announced that a computer rescue operation has opened in Research Triangle Park. Multiple media outlets reported the North Carolina location is the company's largest facility of its type in the United States. Mike Errity with IBM said Monday that the new...



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