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  • Judge OKs $415M settlement in tech workers’ lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple, Google and other tech companies of making an…

  • Cadillac enters compact sport coupe segment

    Cadillac’s first compact two door, the 2015 ATS Coupe, is a stylish, rear- and all-wheel drive performer with nimble handling, standard rearview camera and a starting retail price that’s less than $39,000. Buyers of the…

  • Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent woman’s firing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm says he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination. Billionaire John Doerr…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks open lower as market heads for a second loss NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in midday trading on Wall Street, pulling indexes further below record highs. Material companies were…

  • 5 stunners from the Geneva car show

    GENEVA (AP) — Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars. It is the high-end, impossibly expensive…

  • Toyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan. Lentz, who previously led sales and marketing,…

  • How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises

    NEW YORK (AP) — Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases. The outcomes could affect…

  • Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.…

  • Dog disrupts Geico ad (Video)

    WASHINGTON — You probably try to skip the ads on online videos, and Geico knows that. But, with its latest ad, you’ll likely keep watching. The pre-roll ad starts out with a family at a…

  • Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of small sport utility vehicles is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. Automakers are piling…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower today after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data…

  • N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country’s biggest domestic policy experiment since…

  • Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to…

  • Top selling vehicles in the US in February

    Automakers released February U.S. auto sales on Tuesday. These were the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent change from February 2014. Vehicle Number sold Percent change from February 2014 Ford F-Series 55,236…

  • Auto industry slows for bad weather, but stays on course

    DETROIT (AP) — February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this…