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  • Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack, which a U.S. official has said...

  • Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance ready to launch CEO search

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    A nine-person committee headed by former Ent Federal Credit Union CEO Charles Emmer plans to start its search this week for a new CEO for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The committee, which met for the first time Monday, expects to post a job description and seek...

  • California's top utility regulator defends record

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state's largest utility company that have marred his tenure....

  • Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired. Longshoremen have continued to work without a contract at 29...

  • Louisville 1st-in-South to raise minimum wage

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville became the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 other local governments nationwide that have increased the hourly wage. The Louisville Metro Council voted Thursday night to raise the minimum wage to at least $9 per hour by...

  • Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo." Unilever filed suit against Hampton Creek earlier this year claiming the name of the small California company's product amounted to false advertising. The consumer-products giant, whose...

  • Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that he'll remain under heavy scrutiny. Sam...

  • China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies. Those commitments were announced at an annual trade meeting between the two...

  • Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics. U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. notified attorneys of his plans in...

  • Government selling last stake in Ally Financial

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis. Detroit-based Ally said Thursday that the Treasury Department is selling its remaining 54.9 million...

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