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Airports Commission Backs Third Heathrow Runway

5 hours 6 min ago
London Heathrow airport has won the backing of a government-appointed panel for a third runway to address a looming runway capacity shortage that has threatened to stifle Europe’s biggest market for trans-Atlantic flights.

Macau Gambling Revenue Falls for 13th Straight Month

6 hours 2 min ago
Anticorruption measures and visa policies are among the factors blamed for the dramatic slump in the Chinese casino hub.

Arrested Toyota Executive Resigns

6 hours 15 min ago
Toyota Motor managing officer Julie Hamp, who was arrested last month in Tokyo on suspicion of violating Japan’s drug laws, has resigned.

Companies, Business Groups Blast Overtime Proposal

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:50
Companies and business groups warned that a White House proposal to expand eligibility for overtime pay would curtail work hours and dent job growth as employers try to work around it to control costs.

The Office Pet Is a Pig. No, Really

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:39
As many offices adopt dog-friendly policies, owners of less common pets, such as snakes and parakeets, have begun crowing for their share.

Donna Karan to Step Down as Chief Designer

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:20
Donna Karan, one of the most influential shapers of contemporary American fashion, will step down as chief designer of her namesake company Donna Karan International.

Dangers Behind Laundry Pods Stump Experts

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:56
Children who accidentally burst laundry pods experience a wide range of medical outcomes, making it hard to pinpoint what makes these packets so much more potentially hazardous than liquid detergent.

Sprint Hangs Up on Throttling Policy

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:46
Sprint said it would end a policy of slowing video speeds for unlimited data customers, after an outcry over the practice undermined the carrier’s attempt to promote a new phone plan Tuesday.

How Fast Internet Affects Home Values

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:38
Real-estate agents across the country are seeing more home buyers preferring areas and homes based on access to high-speed Internet, and recent studies show the availability has a big impact on pricing.

Nike Co-Founder Knight to Step Down as Chairman

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:35
Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight will step down next year, and he has recommended CEO Mark Parker as his successor.

Kindle Paperwhite Review: Your New Beach Buddy

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:23
A new high-resolution screen, great indoors and out, helps the latest Kindle beat the iPad for an immersive reading experience, says Joanna Stern.

Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:48
Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision Communications Inc. alleging breach of contract and defamation after the Spanish-language broadcaster pulled out of airing the upcoming Miss USA pageant.

Alpha Natural Resources Creditors Ready for Possible Restructuring Talks

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:32
Creditors of coal miner Alpha Natural Resources have hired advisers to prepare for possible restructuring talks ahead of an August debt payment.

Bosses Reclassify Workers to Cut Costs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:04
As scrutiny into the relationship between businesses and independent contractors rises, employers find ways to take workers off the formal payroll and lower costs.

Tesla Owners Gripe Over Recharge Waits

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:34
Complaints about long lines at Tesla’s free recharging stations have the electric-vehicle company chastising frequent users.

White House Plan to Extend Overtime Pay Sparks Businesses' Outcry

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:13
A White House proposal to expand overtime eligibility to around five million more Americans drew fire from companies and business groups, which warned it will curtail work hours and dent job growth.

Greece Asks for a New Bailout

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:34
Greece requested a new bailout amid a last-minute diplomatic push before the country’s current rescue deal expires and it defaults on a payment to the International Monetary Fund.

Home-Price Growth Continues to Moderate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:12
Home-price growth slowed in April, but economists said that a down month is a positive sign the market isn’t overheating.

Xiaomi Smartphone Launch in Brazil Is First Outside Asia

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:56
Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 smartphone will be the company’s first sold outside Asia and first manufactured outside China

Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:52
A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books.


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