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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.

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.

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.

Not So Fast Cord Cutters, Cable's Not Going Anywhere

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Oct 20
Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years.

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.

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.

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.