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  • Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

    Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

    Costa Mesa credit bureau Experian will pay a $3-million fine to settle a federal regulator’s claims that the firm sold credit scores that were of little or no use to consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the fine and settlement Thursday. The CFPB’s allegations against Experian...

  • AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    Thousands of AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went back to work Thursday, ending a one-day strike after their union and the Dallas telecommunications giant reached a truce. An estimated 17,000 union members had gone on strike early Wednesday over a grievance about increased responsibilities...

  • Senate votes to kill privacy rules meant to protect people's sensitive data from their Internet providers

    Senate votes to kill privacy rules meant to protect people's sensitive data from their Internet providers

    The Senate narrowly voted Thursday to overturn tough new privacy rules for Internet service providers, employing a rarely used procedure to invalidate restrictions that cable and wireless companies strongly opposed. The Republican-backed measure, approved 50 to 48, repeals regulations approved...

  • Olympus' redesigned scope is linked to infection outbreak

    Olympus' redesigned scope is linked to infection outbreak

    Doctors have tied a superbug outbreak at a foreign health facility to a medical scope that Olympus modified last year in an attempt to reduce its risk of spreading bacteria between patients. Five patients treated with the modified device tested positive for the same potentially deadly bacteria,...

  • Bebe is closing all its stores and focusing online, report says

    Bebe is closing all its stores and focusing online, report says

    Bebe Stores Inc., a mall retailer whose velour tracksuits were once ubiquitous fashion staples, is reportedly closing all its stores and focusing on its online business. The Brisbane, Calif., company is trying to shut about 170 stores and avoid bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg, which cited unnamed...

  • Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019

    Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019

    Virgin America, the California-based carrier with the blue mood lighting and high-tech entertainment system, will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019 as Alaska strives to become the West Coast’s dominant airline. Only three months after Alaska Airlines’ parent company completed...

  • AT&T, Verizon and other advertisers flee Google over offensive YouTube videos

    AT&T, Verizon and other advertisers flee Google over offensive YouTube videos

    Google’s advertising machine is under siege. Two of the nation’s biggest ad buyers and several other major companies announced Wednesday their intention to halt or reduce deals with Google over concerns that the search-engine giant had failed to protect their brands from being intertwined with...

  • Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global movie box office revenue growth slowed last year as international receipts declined for the first time in 12 years, reflecting a cooling in China’s once-red-hot film market, according to a new report. The total worldwide box office rose 1% to a record $38.6 billion in ticket sales last year,...

  • Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Pocketwatch, a new entertainment company led by former Disney and Nickelodeon executives, aims to be the children’s media headquarters of the 21st century. The Culver City company, whose content will target 2- to 11-year-olds, debuted this month and announced Wednesday that it had raised $6 million...

  • Indexes mostly rise as tech stocks climb; Nike and Sears plunge

    Indexes mostly rise as tech stocks climb; Nike and Sears plunge

    After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months. Stocks started down, then rallied in the middle of the session and wandered between gains and losses...

  • Sears warns of 'substantial doubt' it can survive, but exec touts repair effort

    Sears warns of 'substantial doubt' it can survive, but exec touts repair effort

    An executive at Sears and Kmart’s parent company said the distressed retailer remains “a viable business” even though it had warned regulators “substantial doubt exists” that it could keep its doors open amid mounting losses. Sears Holdings Corp. raised concerns about its ability to continue operations...

  • 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

    17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

    An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas telecommunications giant. UPDATE: AT&T strike ends; 17,000 technicians in California and Nevada return to work » The strike follows a protracted dispute...

  • What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

    What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

    Travelers from several Muslim-majority countries found out Tuesday that they won’t be allowed to bring most electronic devices into the cabin on direct flights to Britain, which issued a directive similar to the one sent Monday by U.S. officials to nine foreign airlines. U.S. and British authorities...

  • Stocks have their worst day of the year

    Stocks have their worst day of the year

    U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a healthcare bill backed by President Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred by lower taxes and cuts in regulations. Banks plunged as bond yields continued to...

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    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

  • Bridging the digital wallet divide (Infographic)

    JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology’s future: merchants and their customers. Save Save

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