• Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net. The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis-based Centene a chance to expand in two hot growth...

  • Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, company had surpassed 10,000 vehicles for the first time in the first three months of the year and on Thursday...

  • Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere. James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities...

  • Plane diverts to Ohio airport after alleged threats by flier

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to central Ohio after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight, which was bound for Dulles...

  • Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its waiters, officials said Thursday. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the $500,000...

  • $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion. Federal and...

  • Experts give their take on jobs, Fed and financial markets

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed. The report, one of the most-watched pieces of news in financial markets, painted a mixed picture for U.S. employment. And it left a key question hanging over stocks...

  • Health Net and BP are big market movers

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Health Net Inc., up $6.51 to $71.57 The managed health care services company is being bought by Medicaid coverage provider Centene Corp. for...

  • Barnes & Noble names Sears Canada CEO for retail business

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble, which is splitting into two companies next month, named Sears Canada CEO Ronald Boire to lead its retail operations and said company CEO Michael Huseby will become executive chairman of its educational wing. Boire will join the company in September as...

  • Owners of popular Jersey shore pizzeria admit evading taxes

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes and lying to the IRS. Manco & Manco Pizza owner Charles Bangle, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to evading taxes on his 2010 tax returns and...

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