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Tech Giants Target Shoppers

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Tech giants Facebook and Twitter are targeting social media-savvy shoppers. Facebook programmers are currently testing a "Buy" button on their browsers and mobile devices. Meanwhile, Twitter is taking over CardSpring, which is a service that lets users redeem discounts through tweets. Twitter is also finalizing a deal to buy TapCommerce, a startup that…

GE Earnings Released

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- General Electric is reporting earnings of more than three and-a-half billion dollars for the second quarter. Revenue increased to just under 36 and-a-quarter billion dollars. GE is reportedly in talks to sell its household appliance brand for as much as two and-a-half billion dollars.

U.S. Drug Giant AbbVie Buys Ireland’s Shire For $53-Billion

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie now has a deal to buy Irish pharmaceutical firm Shire for more than 53-billion dollars. The agreement reached today has been in the works for at least a month. Shire makes a popular hyperactivity drug and expensive medications for rare diseases. AbbVie, which used to be known as Abbot Laboratories,…

Sysco Settles California Lawsuit

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Santa Cruz, CA) -- A major U.S. food distribution company will be paying nearly 20-million dollars to settle a consumer protection lawsuit in California. An investigation by KNTV-TV revealed that Sysco Corporation regularly kept perishable foods such as seafood, milk and raw meats in unrefrigerated and unregistered storage sheds. Prosecutors say those food items would…

GM CEO Faces More Scrutiny In Congress

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- GM CEO Mary Barra is facing more scrutiny about her company's safety problems and recalls. In a Thursday Senate hearing, Barra said GM is committed to fixing serious problems and ensuring that such problems never happen again. Defective ignition switches have been linked to 13 deaths, dozens of crashes and millions of…

  • Pet Patrol

    Lost Boston Terrier

    Posted on July 23, 2014
    Location: Greendale, Indiana

    Lost Boston Terrier named Clyde. He is male and is…