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BigCommerce Appoints Jimmy Duvall as Chief Product Officer

Bigcommerce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

including Magento, eBay, GSI Commerce and Yahoo! — Duvall will lead BigCommerce’s global product organization, overseeing all aspects of product management, design and strategy.

20 injured in Azerbaijan defense plant blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

A health official in Azerbaijan says at least 20 people have been injured in an explosion at a defense plant.

In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:01am

Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief, electrifying the convention crowd with his support of President Barack Obama.

Ex-Citibank worker imprisoned for sabotaging computer system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:00am

An employee who sabotaged Citibank's computer system because he believed he was about to be fired has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

US home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:00am

U.S. home prices extended their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses.

Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:00am

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.

Markets Right Now: US stocks off to a mixed start

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

'No-kill' sanctuary cares for animals in Blount County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

Barks break the morning quiet at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary as owner Sandra Shaffer steers her golf cart past a line of dog kennels up the hill from her house.

High school business competition plans statewide event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:50am

An effort that invites Michigan high school students to develop solutions to real-world business problems is expanding with a statewide competition.

European development bank considers funding gas pipeline

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:41am

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is looking to support financially the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which plans to bring gas across the Balkans and on to Italy.

Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:40am

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia.

McDonald's US sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:30am

McDonald's reported disappointing sales growth in the United States for the second quarter on Tuesday as the world's biggest burger chain keeps touting its all-day breakfast menu amid its turnaround efforts.

The Latest: Patients not hurt in knife attack still shaken

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:21am

The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):

DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street's 2Q hopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:00am

DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year.

Trade group raises 2016 sales growth forecast to 3.4 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:50am

A trade group is raising its forecast for retail sales growth this year to 3.4 percent, with more help from online sales, as the economy improves.

Caterpillar 2Q results top Street, cuts 2016 profit outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:40am

Caterpillar's second-quarter performance beat Wall Street's expectations, despite weakness in the mining and oil and gas industries. But the company lowered its full-year adjusted profit guidance again, saying global economic growth remains subdued and isn't sufficient to drive improvement in most of the industries and markets it serves.

Germany lends Albania $55 million for energy link project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:40am

Germany is lending 50 million euros ($55 million) to Albania to help it build a power line with neighboring Macedonia.

Italian bank Unicredit overhauls management structure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:31am

Italian bank Unicredit is overhauling its management as part of moves to improve the bank's financial health.

Posiflex HS3510 Compact Touch Screen Maximizes POS Counter Space

Posiflex, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:20am

taking up less than half the counter space a conventional POS terminal and printer would occupy. The fan-free HS3510 integrates a solid state drive, a 9.7" touch screen, a processor which runs virtually any Windows application, an encryption capable magnetic stripe reader (MSR), a full complement of I/O ports, and a modular 3" printer, engineered for ease of serviceability. For engineering excellence and innovation, the HS3510 was awarded the 2016 Red Dot Award for Product Design by an international panel, which judged submissions across the globe. The HS3510 is recognized as an ideal compact POS terminal where space is at a premium.