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Business JPMorgan 1st quarter profit rises 12 percent JPMorgan 1st quarter profit rises 12 percent
Strong results from JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s currency, commodities and fixed-income trading business lifted the bank's first-quarter profit 12 percent.
Business Johnson & Johnson beats Street 1Q forecasts Johnson & Johnson beats Street 1Q forecasts
Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit uncharacteristically fell 8.6 percent, hurt by sharply unfavorable exchange rates, a major divestiture and competition to its new hepatitis C drug.
Business Report gives U.S. airlines lower marks across the board Report gives U.S. airlines lower marks across the board
Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows.
Business What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery
Vacationers once relied on big-name hotel brands to signal the kind of experience they could expect. People knew what Holiday Inn, Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott meant. Familiarity bred a sense of comfort. No longer.
Business NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers
New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.
Business China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness
China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Business Kleenex maker turns to wheat straw as paper supply dwindles Kleenex maker turns to wheat straw as paper supply dwindles
Kimberly-Clark Professional, which manufactures Kleenex and Scott brand products, says its new "GreenHarvest" line will blend in 20 percent wheat straw, which it hopes will ease demand for the tree fiber and recycled paper it already uses.