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Buffett praises changes to Coca-Cola pay plan
Investor Warren Buffett is praising the changes Coca-Cola made to its executive compensation plan after he and other investors criticized it.
4 arrested in killing of 920 California chickens
Deputies in central California have arrested four people — one adult and three juveniles — suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club.
Private survey shows job cuts in September were fewest in 14 years
Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas says employers last month announced the fewest job cuts since June of 2000.
Stocks sink on weak economic news; Airlines down
U.S. stocks are slumping to a third straight loss as investors fret over poor economic news.
A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider
A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace and envisioned a bright future with cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for landowners.
Supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds
General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests
The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats are publicly airing differences over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.
Stocks fall in bleak day for Wall Street
It's been a bleak day on Wall Street, where the Dow industrials have been more than 200 points lower in afternoon trading.
920 California chickens killed with golf club
Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds.
GM's US sales up 19 percent in September
General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks.
Guilty plea expected in Miami Heat fraud case
A guilty plea is expected in the case of a man charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September
Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.
FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'
The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
General Mills plans 700-800 job cuts
General Mills Inc. plans to eliminate 700 to 800 jobs as part of its cost-cutting plan to fight declining sales.
US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September
U.S. businesses continued hiring at a solid pace in September, according to a private survey. The result marks the the sixth straight month of solid gains.
A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.
Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B
Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.
Football commands highest TV ad prices
Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television.
US stocks slip following drops overseas
U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after recovering most of an early slide.
Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook
Ford shares fell Monday after the automaker said it no longer expects to make a profit in Europe next year.
Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.
Toyota recalls 690,000 pickups to fix rear springs
Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire.
Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes
Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013.
US stocks slip following drops overseas
U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after recovering most of an early slide.
Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23
At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem
U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.
US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August
Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, with about half of the increase coming from auto sales. Income rose by a modest amount.
Contracts to buy US homes slide in August
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
US stocks open lower, following drops overseas
U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, following losses overseas.
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