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  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
    16 September
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads. The agency is issuing permits Tuesday that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods - with a human "safety…
  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
    16 September
    ATLANTA (AP) - UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year's holiday season, UPS…
  • Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud
    12 September
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department officials are pressing Congress for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. It's part of an effort to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries. Authorities say the current law…
  • Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden
    12 September
    NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too…
  • U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto sales
    12 September
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that steady job growth in recent months is leading to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department says seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales…
  • RadioShack says it may need more capital
    11 September
    NEW YORK (AP) - RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround efforts. CEO Joseph Magnacca said in a statement on Thursday that the consumer electronics company is actively exploring options for overhauling its balance sheet and is in advanced talks…
  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 315,000
    11 September
    WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June.…
  • Consumers Energy makes progress on $250M upgrade
    10 September
    HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Consumers Energy says a $250 million technology upgrade at its Karn-Weadock Generating Complex is nearing completion. The Bay City Times reports work on coal-fired units is intended primarily to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from the plant in Bay County's Hampton…

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