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Stocks relinquish gains for the year as Dow plunges

Stocks slumped Tuesday as the technology sector continued to lose ground and as bellwether retailer Target spooked investors by missing its earnings forecast.  The Dow fell...

$20 million severance fund started for Toys R Us workers

A months-long campaign to get severance for more than 30,000 former Toys R Us workers is partially paying off, with two private-equity firms setting aside...

Stock rout deepens, Dow plunges nearly 400 points

Stocks declined in early trading, with technology stocks adding to the losses suffered on Monday and as Target missed its earnings forecast, spooking some...

Black Friday surprises: Price gotchas and sold-out inventory

Retailers are rolling out their Black Friday specials, but shoppers may be in for some surprises.  Consumers are expected to spend an average of $803...

Martha Stewart's first Uber: “A mess inside and out”

NEW YORK - Martha Stewart's first Uber ride was not a good thing. Stewart ordered the "most expensive version" outside Tiffany's flagship store in New...

Fighting fires with “forest resilience” bonds

The rocky Yuba River meanders in a remote corner of California. It's here that insurers, environmentalists and venture capital firms are joining forces to...

Is it time to put a tax on meat?

First they came for cigarettes, then soda. Will those favoring taxes as a remedy for health problems now come for our barbecue? Slapping taxes on...

Nearly 50 tons of beef recalled over E. coli risk

The weekend recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef possibly tainted with E. coli is the second large meat recall in as many...

Instagram to remove fake “likes” and follows

Instagram wants to get real. The Facebook-owned social media platform said Monday that it will immediately start purging fake likes, follows and comments from...

Tech stocks drag down markets

Technology stocks are leading a slump on Wall Street, led by big drops in Apple and Facebook. The Dow briefly sank 500 points, or nearly...

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