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  • Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This May 1, 2013 file photo shows Jay-Z at “The Great Gatsby” world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The rapper released his 12th album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” three days early on July 4, 2013, through a deal with...

  • Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Dinorah De Cruz gets into her livery car after a visit to a Taxi and Limo Commission brokerage, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. De Cruz is one of 100 women currently signed up to drive for SheRides, a car service by women drivers for women riders in New...

  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by A Woman’s Nation shows an envelope that Marriott will be placing in 160,000 hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada beginning this week to encourage guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans the room. The envelopes bear the name of...

  • Eurozone economic growth forecast cut

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives at the Eurofi Financial Forum, in Milan, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. Now it’s over to the governments of the 18 countries that...

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 22, 2014, file phot, Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. Authorities say the dangerous and costly prank known as...

  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 9, 2014 file photo shows French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the Vogue party, in Paris. Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections. Gaultier, known as Paris...

  • ‘Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 3, 2014 file photo taken with a fisheye lens shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft will acquire Stockholm-based game maker Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5...

  • Air France strike amid Europe’s low-cost shakeup

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Travelers walk past an Air France desk at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Pilots for Air France have kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to...

  • Track signing ceremony held for light rail project

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Arcadio Marin of Holland Co. does the final prep of the track after it is welded together as work progresses on the M-1 Rail construction project in Detroit, Mich., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. M-1 RAIL construction workers will be welding a stockpile of steel...

  • Union: Lufthansa pilots call off strike

    September 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2014 file picture airport employees prepare aircrafts of the airliner Lufthansa at the airport during an eight-hour warning strike of Lufthansa pilots in Munich, southern Germany. A union representing Lufthansa’s pilots...