- A federal judge in California has denied Apple's request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets smartphones that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.
- Target Corp. says Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive data breach.
- If you had to change careers mid-stream, do you know what you would do? One Gardnerville man found himself in that situation after unexpectedly losing his sight. He went from training horses to making a good cup of Joe, and “Blind Dog Coffee” was born.
Jobs Rebound Eases Fear of Spring Stall Jobs growth picked up in February as many employers shrugged off snowstorms and bitter cold across much of the U.S., suggesting resilience in the labor market that should allow the Federal Reserve to continue rolling back its bond-buying program.
U.S. Household Net Worth Hits Record Americans' wealth reached an inflation-adjusted record last year thanks to a surging stock market and rising home values, laying the groundwork for stronger economic growth. But benefits have unfolded unevenly.
Fed's Dudley Upbeat on Economy New York Fed President William Dudley said recent economic weakness hasn't changed his upbeat expectations for the economy and isn't enough to alter the central bank's plan to reduce bond purchases.
Winter's Impact Blunts Modest Growth Economic activity improved in most parts of the country in January and February, but unusually cold weather hampered stronger growth, according to a Federal Reserve "beige book" survey.
Yellen Vows to Pursue Fed's Twin Goals The Federal Reserve is still falling short of its mandated goals of controlling inflation and fostering full employment, said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen. who also promised to do all she can to achieve those objectives.
Obama Scales Back Budget Goals The White House offered a tax and spending plan that was largely absent of lofty new policy goals, acknowledging the limited ambition of both political parties to renew a fight over the budget with midterm elections looming. It still met a cool reception on Capitol Hill.
Nonmanufacturing PMI Falls The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector saw sharply slower activity last month as a barometer of purchasing managers' views fell to its lowest level in four years.
Factories Bounce Back in February U.S. manufacturers rebounded in February despite the continuing harsh winter, reflecting confidence about growth prospects at home and overseas.
US Business News
Car Makers Try to Make It Big With Smallest of Models Auto makers are taking a fresh crack at solving the problem of how to make money on the tiny cars that European regulators, and many consumers, want them to sell. Profit margins on what are commonly known as city or mini cars are wafer-thin.
Legal Hurdles Could Block Recall Claims General Motors has apologized profusely in recent days for an ignition-switch defect that existed for nine years and has been tied to at least 13 deaths in U.S. But apologies might be all many of the injured get.
Boeing to Inspect Undelivered 787s for Cracks Boeing said a manufacturing problem had caused hairline cracks in the wings on some undelivered Dreamliner jets, requiring inspections on 43 aircraft and delaying some deliveries.
Ranbaxy Recalls Generic Lipitor in U.S. Ranbaxy Laboratories, the India-based generic-drug maker beset by manufacturing-quality problems, has issued another recall of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor in the U.S. because of a potential dose mix-up.
Sally Beauty's CEO Sold Stock Sally Beauty's chief executive sold $16.2 million of stock in the past week, shortly before the beauty-supply retailer said it was investigating an attempted breach of its payment systems.
At GM, Red Tape Still Rules The picture that emerges from General Motors's disclosures about events that led to the recent recalls of 1.6 million vehicles is of a company still burdened by bureaucratic complexity, and unable to respond decisively.
Mexico Takes Bold Measures to Rein In Telecom, TV Giants Mexico took unprecedented strides to rein in the country's telecommunications and television operators, imposing a rash of measures on the phone companies of billionaire Carlos Slim and on the country's top broadcaster Grupo Televisa in a bid to improve competition in their markets.