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Cool Weather Gives Sales A Kick

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) — U.S. sales receipts rose 1 percent in the week ending Saturday with seasonal sales helped by cooler temperatures, a national trade group said. The International Council of Shopping Centers said, “a blast of colder weather helped propel seasonal sales on a week-over-week basis, but year-over-year sales momentum still slowed a […]

Madoff Case Trustee Ups Family’s Liability

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) — The trustee charged with recovering funds lost in the Bernard Madoff case is seeking more money from family members, court papers filed in New York say. Irving Picard, who has sued Madoff’s wife for $44 million on behalf of victims in the case, has amended the lawsuit that targets […]

Job Postings Rose In September

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday there were 3.4 million job openings posted at the end of September, up from 3.1 million in August. The total is significantly lower than the 4.4 million job openings listed just before the recession began in December 2007. However, it is a […]

Consumer Reports OKs iPhone 4S

YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 8 (UPI) — U.S. product critic Consumer Reports said Apple’s iPhone 4S does not show the same reception glitch that its predecessor did in laboratory tests. Consumer Reports was famously critical of the iPhone 4, saying it lost reception strength if the consumer touched the phone in a certain spot. For the […]

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 […]


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