UBS

Black eye for Beanie Babies? Toy creator charged

CHICAGO (AP) — Felonies and potential prison stints haven’t been the kinds of things associated with cute, cuddly Beanie Babies, but that changed Wednesday when the creator of the iconic stuffed toys was charged with […]

09/18/2013

IRS

Tax cheats pony up $5.5 billion in amnesty program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue has recouped more than $5.5 billion under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, government investigators said Friday.

04/26/2013

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Chastened banks cuts tens of thousands of jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks aren’t the big jobs machines they used to be. One after another, major financial firms are trimming their payrolls. At a time when many banks are reporting higher or even record earnings, the cuts are unsettling to an entire industry.

04/25/2013

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Survey: Americans felt more secure in jobs in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – A long-standing public opinion poll finds that confidence about job security and availability grew in the U.S. last year. The 2012 General Social Survey finds that confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession.

04/25/2013

Boeing 787

Boeing 787 testing more than half done

(AP) – Boeing said it has finished more than half of the testing on its proposed battery fix for the 787, with the rest of the ground and flight tests coming in the next several days.

04/03/2013

UBS slashes business in turnaround bid

GENEVA (AP) – Scarred by scandals and losses, Swiss bank UBS unveiled Tuesday a plan to overhaul its global operations that will see it cut thousands of jobs as it drops risky trading activities and […]

10/30/2012

Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

NEW YORK (AP) – While Microsoft is touting next week’s launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure […]

10/17/2012

IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for a whistleblower say the Internal Revenue Service has awarded their client $104 million for providing information about overseas tax cheats – the largest amount ever awarded by the agency. Ex-Swiss […]

09/11/2012

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