• Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ___ German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid...

  • Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel. The Wall Street Journal didn't cite any sources in its report about the negotiations and cautioned that a deal might...

  • Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. But Yellen stressed that any rate increases would likely be very gradual. The Fed has kept its...

  • Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for the market so far this year. The Dow Jones industrial average...

  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure:...

  • Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in gender bias case after discrepancy in jury count

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in gender bias case after discrepancy in jury count.

  • Colorado Springs cybersecurity firm forms partnership

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CertainSafe, a Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity firm, has formed a partnership with MicroTech, a Virginia-based technology and government contractor, that could produce more than $10 million in revenue for the two buisnesses. The partnership aims to incorporate CertainSafe's...

  • Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and...

  • North Dakota loses lowest jobless rate as oil prices slide

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — For the first time in more than six years, North Dakota doesn't have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, due in part to sliding oil drilling activity spurred by low crude prices. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday show North Dakota's...

  • Dow Chemical and Carnival are big market movers

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE The Dow Chemical Co., up $1.32 to $47.76 The chemical company is splitting its chlorine business and merging it with Olin Corp. in a...

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