• Staples reports 4Q loss

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples Inc. (SPLS) on Friday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $260.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents. Earnings,...

  • Ringling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free in 3 years

    Updated: 40 min ago

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018. But activists on Thursday soon focused on the timing, questioning why it will...

  • 3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game

    Updated: 43 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same? The stakes are big for...

  • Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

    Updated: 43 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Their partnership rosters are stacked with some of the nation's...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Karen King, a staffing manager with ADD STAFF in Colorado Springs, recently earned the American Staffing Association's certified staffing professional designation. The national program for the designation tests industry competency standards in employment law and ethical practices. get...

  • NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. Six people were hurt when the plane skidded off a runaway...

  • Train carrying Bakken crude derails, burns in Illinois

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said. The BNSF Railway train derailed Thursday afternoon in a rural area where the Galena...

  • Asia stocks gain after ECB upgrades growth ahead of US jobs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank's growth forecast upgrade and expectations for a solid increase in U.S. employment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.2 percent to 18,971.00 and...

  • Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February. Still, the result is unlikely to match the furious pace of November through January, when 1 million positions were added....

  • Plane skids off snowy New York runway, stops next to icy bay

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest just feet from the roiling waters of an icy bay. Six people were hurt in the midday accident, which...

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