Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report.

Orr to resume Detroit bankruptcy trial testimony

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr is due back on the witness stand in Detroit's multibillion-dollar bankruptcy trial.

Judge's ruling strikes at pension fund's sanctity

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

A federal judge has struck a blow against the sanctity of public pensions in California by ruling that U.S. bankruptcy law permits the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, allowing the city to cut benefits.

Va. man sentenced in ID theft, tax return scheme

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

A Norfolk man has been sentenced to four years and six months in federal prison for a scheme that used the stolen identification records of inmates to file false federal income tax returns.

Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U.

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site.

Bill Gates dedicates new building at Cornell U.

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has officially opened a new computer science building named in his honor on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca.

Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

A man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on, his attorney said ahead of an expected plea deal.

Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.

Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.

Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says.



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