• Shoe designer Vince Camuto, Nine West co-founder, dies at 78

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Legendary women's footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded shoe company Nine West Group, has died in Connecticut at age 78. Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, said Matthew Murphy, director of the Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements....

  • Gas drilling watchdog group settles suit over terror listing

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A gas drilling watchdog group that was characterized in Pennsylvania security bulletins as a potential terror threat has settled its lawsuit against the state, the group's lawyer said Thursday. The settlement terms between Pennsylvania officials and the Gas...

  • Box wraps up IPO at $14 per share to raise $175 million

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its long-delayed IPO at $14 per share, setting up a test of investors' appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn't proven it can make money. The terms reached late Thursday topped a target range of $11...

  • Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate. Not since September 2003 has the euro traded this low against the dollar. Still, German sports cars, Belgian...

  • Apple's CEO Cook gets hefty bonus for 2014

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That's more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge in sales and profit fueled by the popularity of its new, over-sized...

  • 'Bond King' Gross puts $700 million into fund he runs

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gross is backing himself to the tune of more than $700 million. That's how much of his own money the star fund manager has poured into the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, a fund that he has been running since October. Gross, who co-founded the investment...

  • Carnival announces 1st new ship launch in 4 years, Vista

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines on Thursday unveiled details about its first new ship launch in four years, Carnival Vista. The ship will also be the company's largest vessel when it debuts in 2016, with a capacity of 3,936 people (assuming two guests per cabin). The ship is...

  • Starbucks' 1Q profits soar on strong sales, traffic

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the globe who snapped up an expanded offering of food and drinks over the holidays. Starbucks has enjoyed healthy sales growth, but is seeking to keep...

  • Old phone unveiled 100 years after first coast-to-coast call

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago. On Jan. 25, 1915, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and to show that San...

  • NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash....

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