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Business US business stockpiles frozen in January
U.S. businesses did not add to their stockpiles for a second straight month in January as total business sales fell by the largest amount in nearly six years.
Business 'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business 'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business
A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.
Business Catalog retailer L.L. Bean to triple stores by 2020 Catalog retailer L.L. Bean to triple stores by 2020
L.L. Bean, known for selling its trademark boots via catalog for more than a century, plans to make a bigger push into brick-and-mortar retail by more than tripling the number of locations over the next five years, officials said Wednesday.
Business The euro is tumbling - for plenty of reasons The euro is tumbling - for plenty of reasons
The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against major currencies. On Wednesday, it hit a 12-year low against the dollar and many think its descent has further to go.
Business GM plans $5 billion stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds GM plans $5 billion stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds
General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially divisive bid for a seat on the company's board.