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In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

published about 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State.

DealBook: Bank of America Papers Show Conflict and Trickery in Mortgages

published about 4 hours ago
DealBook: Bank of America Papers Show Conflict and Trickery in Mortgages
Documents in a settlement between the Bank of America and the Justice Department read like a highlight reel of mortgage sins.

U.S. federal prosecutors questioning GM lawyers on vehicle recalls: source

published about 4 hours ago
U.S. federal prosecutors questioning GM lawyers on vehicle recalls: source
General Motors had issued a report in June which detailed how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths but largely pinned the blame on what the report described as incompetent lower-level employees, leaving top brass untouched.

Hot Dog on a Stick is purchased from bankruptcy for $12.2 million

published about 5 hours ago
Hot Dog on a Stick is purchased from bankruptcy for $12.2 million
Mall snack staple Hot Dog on a Stick has been purchased from bankruptcy by a portfolio company of Los Angeles private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

DealBook: Europe Fears Banks Lack Cash Cushion to Cover Bad Loans

published about 5 hours ago
DealBook: Europe Fears Banks Lack Cash Cushion to Cover Bad Loans
Applying the ratio of bad loans to equity and set-aside cash — the so-called Texas ratio — suggests a number of eurozone lenders are at risk of collapse.


A Tiny Oil Platform, One Big Mystery

published about 5 hours ago
A small oil facility off the coast of Africa appears to be sending lots of crude to Europe, raising questions by Nigerian and U.S. authorities ... more

U.S. Probes Role of GM Lawyers in Recall

published about 6 hours ago
U.S. Probes Role of GM Lawyers in Recall
Federal prosecutors are looking at the role employees inside and outside of General Motors' legal department played in a delayed ignition-switch recall linked to 54 ... more

No Knockoff Here. Meet China's New Gadgets

published about 7 hours ago
No Knockoff Here. Meet China's New Gadgets
In labs and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing a new wave of innovation. They see smart gadgets as an opportunity to ... more

Faced With Grisly Images, Twitter Walks Fine Line

published about 7 hours ago
Faced With Grisly Images, Twitter Walks Fine Line
The social-media site scrambled to remove images of a U.S. journalist's beheading while maintaining its dedication to freedom of expression.

LinkedIn's Head of Products, User Experience Resigns

published about 7 hours ago
Dipchand "Deep" Nishar, a LinkedIn Corp. senior vice president who helped the professional social network expand internationally and on mobile devices, is resigning to pursue ... more
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10 ways Facebook is telling businesses to confront changing ad market

published about 7 hours ago
10 ways Facebook is telling businesses to confront changing ad market
The soaring usage of Facebook on mobile devices has generated an expensive problem for the companies that advertise on the 1.3-billion-user social network.

Sprint, T-Mobile duke it out with new unlimited plans

published about 11 hours ago
Sprint, T-Mobile duke it out with new unlimited plans
After antitrust concerns sank a Sprint and T-Mobile merger this summer, the two carriers are now duking it out for customers with new unlimited data packages ... more

HP Storage results: Gloomy, but there's light at the end of the tunnel

published about 15 hours ago
Sort it out HP, you're on a good thing here Comment HP storage emulated HP's latest overall quarterly results, with both good news and bad ... more

Advanced Time Reports Web Professional

published about 17 hours ago
Version: 10.21.255Platform: WindowsWhat's New: - Different Client Rates; - Simple Time Calculation; - ATR Web Mobile included; - ATR Server included; - Custom date format; ... more

Advanced ID Creator Personal

published about 17 hours ago
Version: 9.22.245Platform: WindowsWhat's New: - Fast and Easy way to create and print photo ID Cards and Badges; - Free ID Card Templates.Editor's Rating: User ... more

With Rates Low, Firms Near Borrowing Record

published about 2 hours ago
U.S. corporate-bond issuance is hurtling toward a record for the third consecutive year, as companies take advantage of a surprising interest-rate decline to stock up ... more

Central Bankers Wrestle With Easy Money

published about 3 hours ago
Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable ... more

Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold

published about 3 hours ago
Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold
North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month, with both sides wrangling ... more

RBC Weighs Opening Bank to More Risk

published about 4 hours ago
Royal Bank of Canada is facing a conundrum about one of its fastest-growing businesses: when to apply the brakes. Earnings from the bank's capital-markets business ... more

Business leaders to speak against Scottish independence - Telegraph

published about 5 hours ago
Business leaders to speak against Scottish independence - Telegraph
(Reuters) - More than 100 business leaders in the United Kingdom with operations in Scotland are planning to speak out against independence in a united ... more

A Recovery in Need of a Recovery: Why the Middle Class Isn’t Buying Talk About Economic Good Times

published 1 day ago
A research firm says the income of middle-class American families is lower now, when adjusted for inflation, than when the recovery began five years ago.

The New Health Care: Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work

published 1 day ago
The New Health Care: Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work
A look at what has happened in Massachusetts and more recently at Walmart is instructive.

Your Money Adviser: Using Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement

published 2 days ago
If you can start early and pay medical expenses in other ways, the accounts’ tax advantages could help provide a good fund for old-age health ... more

Sketch Guy: Go Ahead, Spice Up Your Investing Life

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 12:43 GMT
Sketch Guy: Go Ahead, Spice Up Your Investing Life
When the thrill is gone, ways to regain the excitement of outsize risk.

In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty

published Sat, Aug 16 2014 11:26 GMT
In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty
Workers are their own bosses in the sharing economy, but that flexibility also brings much uncertainty — and few of the protections of full-time work.