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Wells Fargo Agrees To $37 Million Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (UPI) — Wells Fargo & Co. said in a regulatory filing Tuesday it would pay at least $37 million to settle a civil case with municipalities concerning bond auctions. The bank could pay more as it agreed to pay the larger of the two: $37 million or 65 percent of the […]

Google May Quit Chamber Of Commerce

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) — Google and the Consumer Electronics Association are thinking about leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of its support of anti-piracy legislation. A source told Politico Google is “frustrated” by the chamber’s position on the Stop Online Piracy bill. Yahoo! has already quit the chamber. The chamber is one of […]

Across English Channel, A Grouse On Rent

PARIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) — Antique dealers in a flea market in Paris said their landlord, who happens to be the 6th duke of Westminster, is gouging them on rent. “Instead of respecting the poetry of the antiques trade, he came in with scissors; not a white knight but a man out to get us,” […]

Mcdonald’s Chief: Cut Taxes, Curb Fed Spending

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 7 (UPI) — Washington must cut taxes and government spending to kick-start a U.S. economic recovery, McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner says. “The question is, how can we get the ox out of the ditch?” Skinner told Britain’s Sky News at the world’s largest hamburger chain’s Oak Brook, Ill., […]

YouTube And Disney Strike A Deal

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) — U.S. media and entertainment giants YouTube and Walt Disney Co. said they are forming a partnership to share content and advertising revenue. The core piece of the deal is for Disney Interactive Media, a struggling company Web site, to produce original videos for YouTube, The New York Times reported […]

United Airlines Flies One Hop With Biofuel

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) — United Airlines said it has flown its first flight — a hop from Houston to Chicago — with a fuel that contained an additive that comes from algae. The flight makes United the second carrier worldwide to use a biofuel blended with traditional jet fuel, which was first done […]

Seasonal Hiring On Par With 2010

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) — Hiring for the holiday season should be close to levels in 2010, U.S. employers indicated in a nationwide survey. “Companies across industries expect to hire a similar number of seasonal workers for key areas such as sales customer service, shipping, administrative support and other positions,” said CareerBuilder, which conducted the […]

First-Time Jobless Claims Drop By 9,000

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) — First-time jobless benefit claims declined by 9,000 in the week ending Saturday with 397,000 claims filed, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. It was the fourth consecutive week initial claims have dropped. Initial claims have fallen by 18,000 in the past month. The four-week rolling average for claims filed as […]

Greek Referendum On Eurozone Up In The Air

CANNES, France, Nov. 3 (UPI) — A spokesman for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said Thursday his proposed referendum accepting a $178 billion EU bailout may not be held after all. Papandreou’s proposal Monday to let the people decide whether to accept Europe’s latest rescue plan or leave the eurozone stunned members of his Parliament, […]

Service Industries Show Slower Growth

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 3 (UPI) — Business activity in U.S. service industries grew in October for the 23rd consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday. The pace of growth slowed from September, when the headline Purchasing Managers Index was 53. In October, the PMI fell to 52.9. The index uses 50 as a […]


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