Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

Costco Shareholders to Vote on Board-Member Tenure

Costco Wholesale shareholders will decide next month whether many long-serving members of the company’s board are too entrenched in their seats. A proposal submitted by one or more unidentified shareholders…

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Small-Business Owners Are More Optimistic

Small-business owners are more optimistic than at any other time since 2007, as their outlook for sales and economic conditions jumped this month, according to a private survey released Tuesday.…

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Workers at VW’s Tennessee Plant Vote for Union

The United Auto Workers has been certified as the representative of more than 45 percent of Volkswagen’s workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., a major victory for the union, which has been…

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Kohl’s to Stay Open for 100 Hours Straight

Kohl’s Department Stores said Tuesday that it will keep its stores open for more than 100 straight hours, from Dec. 19 through 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Kohl’s said customers can…

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Compuware Sold for $2.4 Billion

Shareholders of Compuware voted to approve the company’s purchase by a private-equity firm in California. More than 99 percent of Compuware shareholders voted for the $2.4 billion deal during a…

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Acura Issues Stop-Sale on TLX V-6 Sedans

Acura has issued its dealers a stop-sale order for its new TLX sedan equipped with the optional V-6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Honda’s luxury arm has also notified the…

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California Prosecutors Sue Uber; Lyft Settles

California prosecutors sued Uber on Tuesday over the ridesharing company’s background checks of drivers and other allegations, adding to the popular startup’s worldwide legal woes. San Francisco County District Attorney…

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Israeli Researchers Find Flaw in Alibaba Site

Israeli cybersecurity researchers say that personal information of millions of Alibaba users may have been exposed through flaws on the e-commerce giant’s platform. AppSec Labs said a weakness an employee…

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Amazon Introduces ‘Make an Offer’ Service

Amazon wants you to make an offer sellers won’t want to refuse. For the first time, the largest U.S. online retailer is letting some third-party sellers offer an option where…

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When an Oasis Is Attacked

Jewish communities throughout the world were shocked and alarmed to learn that a knife-wielding man walked into 770 Eastern Parkway — the headquarters of the worldwide Lubavitch movement and one…

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Shul Stabbing in Chabad Headquarters

A man with a history of 19 prior arrests dating back to 1982 for a wide variety of crimes in New York City, Nassau County and Delaware, according to law…

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Official: Iowans Will Use App to Show License

Need to show your driver’s license? In Iowa, there will soon be an app for that. A smartphone app that’s under development will allow users to show the digital license…

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Spanish Judge Orders Temporary Shutdown of Uber

A judge on Tuesday ordered the temporary suspension of ridesharing service Uber in Spain, saying it represents unfair competition. The Madrid mercantile court judge said in a preliminary ruling that…

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Crown Heights Reacts to Attack in 770

Tuesday morning, the Jewish community awoke to the frightful news that a bachur, Levi Rosenblatt, had been stabbed and seriously injured in Chabad’s world-famous headquarters, “770,” an abbreviated name based…

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Senate Probe Catalogs Brutality Against Detainees

The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11…

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Apple Trial May Have New Plaintiff

A Massachusetts woman emerged Tuesday as the potential new representative for plaintiffs in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple’s iTunes software and the price of its iPods. A federal judge…

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A Matter of Precedent

An executive summary of a long-awaited, highly controversial Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of torture on terrorist suspects was finally released on Tuesday. As expected, Democrats decried…

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