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  • Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays

    A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier ...

  • Ex-owner of defunct arena football team arrested Associated Press - 13 minutes ago

    Federal authorities arrested a one-time owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush for alleged fraud in the operation and purchase of the arena football team. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced ...

  • FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer Associated Press - 20 minutes ago

    U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of ...

  • Ohio holiday sales projected to rise more than US Associated Press - 20 minutes ago

    Ohio's holiday retail sales are expected to rise even higher than national estimates as job gains and lower gas prices help fuel consumer confidence, according to an economic forecast released Monday. ...

  • Artists weigh in on music streaming services Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value ...

  • Rio Olympic mascot is a yellow cat-like figure Associated Press - 39 minutes ago
    Rio Olympic mascot is a yellow cat-like figure

    A bright yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil. The ...

  • Citigroup fined $15M over analyst communications Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has fined Citigroup $15 million, saying Monday that it did not do enough to prevent improper communications between its analysts and the bank's clients. Between ...

  • Poster for 'London After Midnight' sells for $478K Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    A poster for the 1927 film "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas ...

  • Broadway-bound magician shows what's up his sleeve Associated Press - 41 minutes ago
    Broadway-bound magician shows what's up his sleeve

    One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they're both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand. Italy's star escape artist Andrew Basso and American ...

  • Tanzania: Maasai group looks likely to keep land Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    A Maasai community near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be able to keep its traditional homeland after the country's president said on Twitter that the government would not take their land. President ...

  • Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance

    Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several cancellations ...

  • In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

    From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact ...

  • Former American Airlines CEO joins Wal-Mart board Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    The executive who led American Airlines successfully through bankruptcy reorganization but did not remain long after a huge merger with another carrier has joined the board of Wal-Mart. The retailer on ...

  • US stocks inch further into record territory Associated Press - 54 minutes ago
    US stocks inch further into record territory

    The U.S. stock market moved slightly higher in early afternoon trading Monday, keeping major indexes at record levels. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur ...

  • Nike extends contract with USOC through 2020 Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from ...

  • Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
    Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think

    In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased ...

  • United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
    United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

    Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. Chenevert, 56, is also ...

  • Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
    Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy

    The city of Detroit said Monday it needs more time to wrap up critical deals with creditors before it will be ready to officially emerge from bankruptcy. A judge had signed off on Detroit's reorganization ...

  • US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh Associated Press - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    United States Steel Corp. has announced it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the NHL's Penguins' redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. Company, team, city and state ...

  • Greece, creditors look to revive bailout review Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Greek officials and debt inspectors will meet in Paris Tuesday to restart a review of the nation's financial reforms before the bulk of the country's bailout loans end this year. Greece disagrees with ...

  • Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays. The country's No. 3 beer brand says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year. A spokesman for owner Anheuser-Busch ...

  • Tribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ Associated Press - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state. The Pala Band of Mission Indians received ...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Associated Press - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $5.3350 a bushel; Mar corn was 2.75 cents lower at $3.8250 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

  • California bus crash kills 1 in 2nd wreck of day Associated Press - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    A tour bus drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others in the vehicle's second wreck in a day, authorities said. The bus was ...

  • Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse Associated Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts. Daniel Hegglin, a Hong Kong-based investor, went to Britain's High Court ...

  • Sotheby's: 'Bunny' Mellon's objects fetch $218M Associated Press - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
    Sotheby's: 'Bunny' Mellon's objects fetch $218M

    Sotheby's auction house says its multi-day sales of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's furnishings, art, jewelry and other objects totaled $218 million. Three works — two paintings by Mark Rothko and a ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $54.48. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $4.37 or .7 percent, to $653.51. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.82 or 2.3 percent, to $34.46. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $1.15 or 2.3 percent, to $49.06.

  • Early Glance: Railroad companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top railroad companies are up at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.27 or .7 percent, to $37.83. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.88 or 1.2 percent, to $72.98. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $2.82 ...

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $1.25 or .2 percent, to $567.96. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. rose $.78 or 1.1 percent, to $73.09. Best Buy rose $.50 or ...

  • Early Glance: Utilities companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: American Electric Power Co. fell $.19 or .3 percent, to $57.23. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $.29 or .5 percent, to $62.08. Dominion ...

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.16 or 1.0 percent, to $16.07. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose $.24 or .9 percent, to $27.24. ManpowerGroup ...

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kroger rose $.19 or .3 percent, to $58.56. Safeway rose $.08 or .2 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose $.14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.32. Whole ...

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.02 or .8 percent, to $2.51. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.28 or 2.7 percent, to $10.22. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

  • Early Glance: Oil companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top oil companies are down at 10 a.m.: BP PLC fell $.40 or .9 percent, to $42.02. Chevron fell $1.15 or 1.0 percent, to $117.43. ConocoPhillips fell $.64 or .9 percent, to $73.00. Exxon ...

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. fell $.07 or .1 percent, to $72.37. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. unchanged at $58.80. Hospira rose $.13 or .2 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Allergan rose $1.22 or .6 percent, to $210.31. Baxter International Inc. fell $.07 or .1 percent, to $72.37. Boston Scientific Corp. rose ...

  • Early Glance: Media companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top media companies are up at 10 a.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $.38 or .7 percent, to $54.46. Walt Disney Co. rose $.76 or .9 percent, to $89.72. Gannett rose $.53 or 1.7 percent, to $31.98. ...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Aetna rose $.15 or .2 percent, to $86.51. Cigna Corp. rose $.01 or percent, to $102.19. Humana Inc. rose $1.51 or 1.1 percent, to $137.93. ...

  • Early Glance: Machinery companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top machinery companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Caterpillar fell $.75 or .7 percent, to $105.70. Deere & Co. rose $.19 or .2 percent, to $87.26. Manitowoc fell $.04 or .2 percent, to $21.27. ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies are down at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. unchanged at $35.51. General Mills Inc. fell $.26 or .5 percent, to $51.59. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $54.29. ...

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon rose $2.19 or .7 percent, to $334.82. eBay rose $.16 or .3 percent, to $54.58. Google A rose $2.79 or .5 percent, to $548.68. Groupon ...

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top homebuilders companies are up at 10 a.m.: DR Horton rose $.29 or 1.1 percent, to $25.78. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose $.03 or .7 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. rose $.07 or .1 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Insurance companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top insurance companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ACE L rose $.32 or .3 percent, to $112.88. Aflac Inc. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $59.81. American International Group rose $.31 or .6 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Drugstore companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CVSCaremark rose $.90 or 1.0 percent, to $90.23. Rite Aid rose $.03 or .5 percent, to $5.58. Walgreen fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $67.55.

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.03 or .1 percent, to $26.96. Snap-On rose $.49 or .4 percent, to $136.21. Stanley Works rose $.01 or ...

  • Early Glance: Leisure companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top leisure companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Carnival rose $.31 or .7 percent, to $41.88. Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose $.19 or .3 percent, to $63.96. MGM Resorts International rose $.09 or ...

  • Early Glance: Department Store Retail companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $.41 or .7 percent, to $58.63. Macy's Inc. rose $.37 or .6 percent, to $63.70. Nordstrom rose $.36 or .5 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Education companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top education companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Apollo Group fell $.14 or .5 percent, to $30.67. Career Education Corp. rose $.09 or 1.6 percent, to $5.87. DeVryEd rose $.38 or .8 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $.16 or .2 percent, to $99.55. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.09 or .1 percent, to $68.25. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $.65 or .6 percent, ...

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