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  • Survey: Teens feel pressure to text while driving

    by Rich Johnson, wtop.com WASHINGTON — New research suggests that teens feel pressure to stay connected, especially with their parents, even if that leads to risky behavior while behind the wheel. Survey results released Tuesday by Liberty…

  • Review: Stand-alone gadgets trump all-in-one devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple announced new iPod music players a few weeks ago, many people asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more. I had that question myself…

  • Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they…

  • Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is letting new parents on its payroll to take up to a year’s paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits…

  • Travelers CEO to step down in December, cites health issues

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Travelers Cos. Inc. said Tuesday that Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman will step down as CEO on Dec. 1 due to health problems. The company said Alan D. Schnitzer,…

  • Maker of hacked radio says system is unique to Fiat Chrysler

    DETROIT (AP) — The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don’t have the same security flaw. Harman International CEO Dinesh…

  • Obama hosts first Demo Day to promote entrepreneurship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ How much more does the CEO make? You may find out WASHINGTON (AP) — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find…

  • Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO valued at $100M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has filed for an initial public offering for the second time in a little more than two years. For the purpose of calculating a filing fee, Neiman…

  • Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials…

  • CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

    Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter. But the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also narrowed its full-year earnings outlook and issued a third-quarter forecast…

  • How much more does the CEO make? You may find out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Federal…

  • Coach and MGM are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Coach Inc., up 98 cents to $31.41 The luxury handbag maker…

  • Capitol Hemp reopens in Adams Morgan

    WASHINGTON — The days of code words and ambiguity are over at Capitol Hemp. The popular shop in Adams Morgan reopened Monday in light of D.C. voters’ approval of Initiative 71 last fall. Initiative 71…

  • Clarification: Pimco-SEC story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 3, The Associated Press reported that the investment management company Pimco said the Securities and Exchange Commission may take legal action against its total return fund. The…