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Retail sales warm up in May amid good weather, stock market surge

June 6, 2013 |

Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors.

    


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Bankruptcy filings decline in May

June 6, 2013 |

In the latest sign that the worst of the recession is receding, the American Bankruptcy Institute reported Wednesday that total filings were down 12% last month from the same period last year.

    


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Dow drops 217 points to lowest level in a month

June 6, 2013 |

A series of weak economic reports sent the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 217 points to its lowest level in a month.

    


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TSA to continue prohibiting carry-on pocket knives on planes

June 6, 2013 |

The decision is a course change for agency chief John Pistole, who had said lifting the ban would let screeners focus on bigger threats.

Under pressure from lawmakers and flight attendants, the Transportation Security Administration said it would indefinitely prohibit passengers from carrying small pocket knives on planes — a ban that began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    


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Most small businesses back laws to protect LGBT workers, survey says

June 5, 2013 |

More than two-thirds of small businesses believe federal and state laws should prohibit employment discrimination against gay and transgender people, according to a national poll.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Spirit Airlines’ newest offer: wine in a can

June 5, 2013 |

Spirit Airlines Chief Executive Ben Baldanza recently compared his Florida-based airline to a fast-food restaurant–cheap, with no frills.

    


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Service-sector growth accelerated slightly in May, ISM says

June 5, 2013 |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. service sector expanded at a slightly faster rate in May than the previous month, data released Wednesday by the Institute for Supply Management indicate.

    


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U.S. trade agency issues ban on imports of some Apple devices

June 5, 2013 |

The International Trade Commission says the Apple iPhone 4 and an iPad 2 variant violate a patent held by Samsung Electronics. Apple will appeal the ruling.

NEW YORK — A U.S. trade agency issued a ban on imports of Apple’s iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding that the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.

    


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Strong demand for electric vehicles leaves supplies short

June 5, 2013 |

A lease-price war is causing a run on battery-powered cars, and some models have even sold out in Southern California.

If you’ve been enticed by the recent spate of cheap lease deals on electric cars, good luck finding one.

    


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Cars Land drives up attendance at Disney’s California Adventure

June 5, 2013 |

The theme park next to Disneyland in Anaheim drew an estimated 7.8 million visitors in 2012, up 22.6% from 2011, after adding the Cars Land attraction.

Cars Land has put the pedal to the metal on attendance numbers at Disney’s California Adventure Park.

    


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