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News Summary: Beijing's next target? Mooncakes

09/13/2013 9:56am
BAD MOON RISING: China's Communist Party, in an effort to combat bribery, has singled out the mooncake. It has banned the use of public money to buy the traditional pastries and associated gifts, dampening demand just as the market hits its usual peak ahead of the mid-autumn festival.

Computer glitch delays JetBlue flights

09/13/2013 10:03am
Dozens of JetBlue Airways flights were delayed Friday morning after a computer failure limited the airline's ability to dispatch planes.

Hispanic-owned businesses double from 2002 to 2013

09/13/2013 10:38am
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. is expected to nearly double this year from 2002.

News Summary: Bill would boost Calif. minimum wage

09/13/2013 11:11am
WAGE HIKE: California's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.

Southwest Airlines begins enforcing no-show policy

09/13/2013 11:28am
Passengers who fail to cancel bookings on Southwest now face loss of the ticket's value if they don't show up.

House unveils bill to police specialty pharmacies

09/13/2013 11:30am
House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would bring more federal oversight to large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

News Summary: US retail sales rise slight 0.2 pct.

09/13/2013 12:34pm
MODEST SALES: Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses by a modest 0.2 percent last month, the smallest gain in four months. Sales of autos and furniture jumped, while sales of clothes and sporting goods fell.

United to let lucky travelers fly on $0 tickets

09/13/2013 2:26pm
United Airlines said on Friday that it will honor the tickets it accidentally gave away for free.

Penney's board member Steven Roth resigns

09/13/2013 4:28pm
Steven Roth, the chairman and CEO of Vornado Realty Trust, has resigned from J.C. Penney's board, days after the real estate company told investors it planned to sell all of its stake in the struggling department store chain, according to regulatory documents filed Friday.

Agency: Firms can't only use debit cards to pay

09/13/2013 5:18pm
Federal regulators say companies cannot require employees to receive their pay on debit cards, citing complaints from workers of high and unexpected fees on the cards.

Scooter Store shutting down after federal scrutiny

09/13/2013 7:07pm
A Texas-based company that sells wheelchairs and motorized scooters to people with limited mobility announced Friday that it's shutting down for good, following federal scrutiny over its advertising and billing.