Financial

(Bentonville, AK) -- Walmart is changing its leadership in the U.S. Greg Foran is being promoted to President and CEO of the retail chain's U.S. operations. He'll take over for Bill Simon, who had served in the role since 2010. Foran will officially take over on August 9tj and...
(Undated) -- First-time claims for unemployment benefits are lower than they've been in nearly six and-a-half years. The Labor Department reports this morning that 284-thousand people filed claims last week. That's 19-thousand fewer than the week before and the lowest level...
(Sacramento, CA) -- The Obama administration is releasing a plan to make the transportation of oil and oil products by rail safer. California Congresswoman Doris Matsui says it's a good start. Recommendations include reducing train speeds to 40-miles-per-hour or lower through...
(New York, NY) -- Authorities in New York say six people have been indicted in a global hacking scheme that targeted StubHub. The cyber criminals hacked into more than a thousand customer accounts of the online ticket reselling service. It's believed the hackers defrauded...
(Undated) -- You can now unlock your smartphone with a tattoo. Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo to unlock smartphones. The tattoo comes in packs of ten and last up to five days, but they're only available for the Motorola X right...
(Undated) -- A Minneapolis man is claiming a harmless tweet about a rude gate agent got him and his kids kicked off a plane. Duff Watson says he and his two children were pulled off a Southwest flight Sunday in Denver after he tweeted about a gate agent who refused to give his...
(Undated) -- Facebook has a lot of friends on Wall Street. The social media giant's stock is at an all-time high after second quarter earnings came in way ahead of analysts' estimates. Facebook netted a quarterly profit of more than 790-million dollars. That's more than twice...
(New York, NY) -- Stocks closed mixed Wednesday on the heels of some positive earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 27 points to close at 17-087. The Nasdaq was up 18 points to 44-73 and the S&P 500 gained three points to close at record 19-87. Shares in...
(Washington, DC) -- A bill aimed at ending tax breaks for U.S. companies that ship jobs overseas is advancing in the Senate. The measure would also boost tax incentives for companies that return jobs to the U.S. Wednesday's procedural vote passed easily, 93-7. Some Republicans...