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  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Samsung warned earlier this month that the second quarter would be...

  • KFC owner says China scandal hurting sales

    BEIJING (AP) — The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said Thursday a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company's global profit. Yum Brands Inc., in a filing with the U.S. securities regulator, gave no financial details and said...

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...

  • 30 protesters arrested in union rallies at UPMC

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thirty protesters were arrested Wednesday during a demonstration for a labor union and higher employee wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, organizers said. UPMC officials didn't comment on the events organized by the Service Employees International Union...

  • Lawmakers eye Aug. 16-17 for tax free weekend

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts shoppers hoping to shave a little off their shopping spree should plan to hit the stores on Aug. 16-17. That's the weekend lawmakers have picked to suspend the state's sales tax for many purchases. The date is included in an economic development bill expected to...

  • Judge tosses lawsuit by NY ports' largest operator

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the operator of the largest marine container terminal in the New York area against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The ruling rejected claims made in 2012 by Maher Terminals that the Port Authority charged...

  • Sunoco Logistics' 300-mile pipeline dealt setback

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sunoco Logistics has gotten a setback to its plans to pump propane and ethane in its 300-mile Mariner East pipeline across southern Pennsylvania. Two administrative law judges on Wednesday released a 25-page decision recommending that state utility regulators deny the...

  • Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. Obama's order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than $500,000...

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it. The protest, attended by hundreds of...

  • Whole Foods plans major marketing push

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category. The company, based in Austin, Texas, said the marketing campaign this fall will...

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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