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Slide in energy sector drags market lower
NEW YORK — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. Eight of the 10 industry groups in the S&...
By Bernard Condon The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
FedEx and UPS make plans for better holiday season
DALLAS — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago. Last December, the delivery giants were caught off-guard by bad weather and a surge in last-minute online s...
By David Koenig The Associated Press FULL STORY
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
SAN JOSE — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetch...
By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Visa increases dividend by 20 percent
Visa Inc. says it will increase its quarterly dividend by 20 percent. The Foster City-based global payments company said Wednesday that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 48 cents per share on Dec. 2 to its class A shareholders of record as of Nov. 14. That is up from its most recent dividend pay...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government’s auto safety ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice
SAN JOSE — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week. Some customers have reported they were charged twice for the same purchase when they used Bank...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections
NEW YORK — Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plunging. Fears about the Ebola virus are increasing. And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is like...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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White House fence jumper charged with assault
WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night h..
Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall
DETROIT — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with fa..
Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
NEW YORK — Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana ..
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