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Obama's fixer-upper website races to catch up

12/06/2013 4:38am
It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.

23andMe to follow FDA order to halt test sales

12/06/2013 5:06am
Genetic testing company 23andMe says it is complying with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review.

Dutch Supreme Court: Fortis was mismanaged

12/06/2013 9:04am
The Netherlands' Supreme Court has upheld rulings that the now-defunct Belgian bank Fortis NV was mismanaged from September 2007 to September 2008, and its then-management board can be held accountable.

93 Canadian National train cars derailed

12/06/2013 11:14am
Canadian National is investigating what caused a train loaded with iron ore pellets to derail in Two Harbors.

Sears to spin off Lands' End business

12/06/2013 11:22am
Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.

Barnes & Noble shares fall on SEC probe

12/06/2013 11:53am
Shares of Barnes & Noble fell on Friday after the bookseller said it was cooperating in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its accounting.

Solid US job growth cuts unemployment to 7 pct.

12/06/2013 1:14pm
The U.S. job market has been recovering fitfully for three years. Now, it's starting to show consistency.

6 ways to avoid a holiday season spending hangover

12/06/2013 1:32pm
It's a holiday season tradition that you don't want to observe. Many consumers spend more than they can afford, often racking up huge credit card balances.

News Summary: Calif. citrus growers fight freeze

12/06/2013 1:56pm
BIG CHILL: Growers across California have been trying to protect the state's prized $2 billion a year citrus industry and other key crops like lettuce and avocados from the cold snap that engulfed the state this week.

Judge approves $153M settlement with Fannie, KPMG

12/06/2013 3:02pm
A federal judge has approved a $153 million settlement of a securities fraud lawsuit against Fannie Mae and KPMG brought by shareholders of the mortgage giant.

News Summary: Stocks jump on strong jobs report

12/06/2013 3:11pm
GOOD NEWS ON JOBS: Stocks rose sharply, breaking a five-day slump, after the government reported a fourth straight month of solid jobs growth in November, boosting investor confidence in the economy.

FDA approves breakthrough hepatitis C drug

12/06/2013 3:50pm
Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.