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  • Google's corporate products division changes name

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies. The decade-old division responsible for corporate sales is now known as "Google for Work." It had been called Google Enterprise since the Internet company began to redesign email...

  • New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the...

  • McDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation. The fast food company will increase audits and video monitoring at its food suppliers. It will also send more...

  • 1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M

    Updated: 3 min ago

    CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts. The deal includes Harry & David Holdings Inc.'s brands, websites, 47 retail stores, some plants, orchards and its...

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Updated: 18 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Opening arguments in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. Attorneys for the...

  • Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors

    Updated: 49 min ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper. Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion...

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    Updated: 49 min ago

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The transaction will give Select Income strategic...

  • Home Depot investigates credit card breach

    Associated Press
    Updated: 50 min ago

    NEW YORK — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement. The possible data breach was...

  • US stocks are mostly lower at midday

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as energy stocks weigh on the market and investors wait to see what actions central banks take later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,053 as of 11:53 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard &...

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