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| Dollar Rises for Eighth Week Versus Yen as Fed Trims Bond Buying Businessweek |
The dollar rose against the yen for an eighth week, the longest streak since February, after Federal Reserve officials voted to reduce monetary stimulus amid signs that economic growth is gaining momentum. The U.S. currency gained versus 14 of its 16 major ...
| Irish Try to Eradicate Ghosts of a Housing Crash New York Times |
ATHLONE, Ireland — The demolition getting underway here recently was in a housing complex where a 2-year-old, probably chasing a dog, had climbed through a fence last year and drowned in a pool of water behind a dozen partly constructed homes.
| Uncertainty continues as health care deadline nears Boston Globe |
WASHINGTON — For most Americans, Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance that takes effect Jan. 1. It was supposed to be a turning point in the troubled history of the new health care law, the moment when the spotlight would shift from the ...
| In woods of south NJ, pipeline plan stirs emotions Washington Post |
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — This is the other New Jersey. Far from the gas tanks, chemical plants and toll booths that have come to define the state in the minds of many, the Pinelands consist of more than a million acres of dense forest, wildlife and ...
| Oracle buying marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion PCWorld |
Oracle is set to acquire business-to-consumer marketing software vendor Responsys for US$1.5 billion in a bid to flesh out its own capabilities as well as strike back at rivals such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft. Responsys' board has approved the deal, ...
|Volusia, Flagler merchants busy on Super Saturday Daytona Beach News-Journal|| |
| Justine Sacco Twitter Revolt: Fierce Blowback After AIDS-Africa Tweet Sent ... International Business Times |
JustineFB Twitter is furious at IAC communications director Justine Sacco after a snarky tweet about AIDS in Africa was sent from her account. Facebook.com. Updated Saturday, 12:50 a.m.: Sacco's Twitter account has apparently been deleted. Sacco has not ...
| The Fed's 100th Birthday Present To Investors Is A Bull Market For 2014-15 Forbes |
The token taper plus the promise of zero cost money through 2014 and maybe 2015 is the most bullish Fed policy you could have wished for. This is not tightening. This is decidedly not the end of Easy Money. Rock on! As the Federal Reserve Bank moves ...
| Target offers 10% discount after credit card hack CNN |
A day after Target announced that forty million of its customers had their credit and debit card data breached, the retailer announced a 10% discount for all shoppers at its stores this Saturday and Sunday. "We recognize this has been confusing and disruptive ...
| Protesters vandalize Google bus, block Apple shuttle USA TODAY |
SAN FRANCISCO -- As tech-driven housing costs and evictions soar, anti-gentrification protesters in San Francisco and Oakland on Friday again blocked private shuttle buses filled with tech workers commuting to Silicon Valley. One Google bus had its tires ...
| Federal officials seek more time for people to enroll in health care Washington Post |
President Obama expressed confidence Friday that "a couple million" Americans will have new health coverage as of New Year's Day. But behind the scenes, federal health officials have been pressing the insurance industry to give people more time to sign ...
| Natural Gas Falls From Two-Year High as US Weather Warms Businessweek |
Natural gas futures dropped in New York from the highest level in more than two years on forecasts for milder U.S. weather that signaled reduced heading demand. Gas fell 0.9 percent as Commodity Weather Group LLC predicted warmer-than-normal ...
| Japan PM Wins Understanding of Businesses for Wage Hikes Wall Street Journal |
TOKYO--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has obtained a written agreement from business and labor leaders saying that sustainable wage growth is needed for the economy to overcome deflation, paving the way for the broad wage increases that he ...
| JP Morgan Resends Cards for Customers Affected by Data Breach Wall Street Journal |
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. mailed prepaid cash cards with the wrong instructions to about 4,000 people in Connecticut affected by the bank's summer data breach, according to Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier. The mailings, which occurred this month, ...
| District's online insurance exchange offers extended call center aid ahead of ... Washington Post |
The online marketplace for health-care insurance will open its call center Sunday to assist last-minute consumers trying to buy insurance before Monday's deadline to sign up in time to receive coverage as of Jan. 1. DC Health Link's call center will be open ...
| Japan to boost financial support for Fukushima operator AFP |
Tokyo — Japan will nearly double financial support for the operator of Fukushima to $86 billion, as the government vowed to speed up the removal of contaminated soil and compensation for victims. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ministers Friday held a ...
| New BART board president will seek transit worker strike ban San Jose Mercury News |
OAKLAND -- Seconds after elected BART Director Joel Keller's colleagues unanimously voted him board president, the incoming leader launched a direct assault on one of labor's most prized powers: the strike. Keller announced Thursday he will ask the ...