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Business Gay small business owners still face challenges(New) Gay small business owners still face challenges
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
Business European recovery shows signs of strengthening(New) European recovery shows signs of strengthening
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
Business Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
Business Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.
Business General Motors seeks more protection from lawsuits General Motors seeks more protection from lawsuits
General Motors Co. is asking a U.S. bankruptcy judge to shield it from legal claims for actions that took place before the company's 2009 bankruptcy.
Business Comcast 1st quarter earnings surge on upbeat NBC results Comcast 1st quarter earnings surge on upbeat NBC results
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
Business McDonald's profit slips amid weak sales McDonald's profit slips amid weak sales
The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first quarter as guest counts fell.
Business UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote
The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
Business Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month
A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.