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US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

LEGAL | By Josh Boak | Monday Oct 20, 2014
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Apartments Pushed Up US Homebuilding in September

LEGAL | By Josh Boak | Oct 20
Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

LEGAL | By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Oct 20
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Tax returns: Christie, Wife Made $698,838 in 2013

LEGAL | By Jill Colvin | Oct 20
Gov. Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $700,000 in income last year, a significant jump from 2012, according to tax returns released Friday by his office.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Aspen Gay Ski Week Raises Community Fund

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Oct 17
Aspen Gay Ski Week returns for its 38th year, January 11-18, 2015. With 5,000 attendees, the event raises funds for Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.

Website Changes the Way People Organize Free Time

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Oct 16
Maticono.com calls itself the first event management and promotion website that's locally focused but on a global scale, promising to revolutionize the way people manage events and recreational activities.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

CORPORATE | By Frazier Moore | Oct 16
Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Sears Blasted for Selling Swastika Ring Online

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Oct 15
After hearing from dozens of outraged customers, Sears is offering a big apology for briefly selling a sideways swastika ring for men on it's marketplace website.

Update: Yellow Cab Apologizes After Driver Booted Couple for Kiss

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 15
The Yellow Cab company based, in Houston, Texas, have issued a second statement this week, and are now apologizing, after one of their drivers booted a same-sex couple from his taxi and told them they were going to Hell after the two men kissed.

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

CORPORATE | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 15
Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job.