Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
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School calendar changes ripple beyond Sioux Falls Ripples from this week's school calendar vote will be felt beyond the Sioux Falls School District's borders, and probably will come from ... But Sioux Falls' new fall start date will effect middle school sports programs for Brandon Valley and O'Gorman. 04/16/2015 - 1:33 pm | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country NEW YORK (AP) -- What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask.A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would seek court approval to sell off its assets and shutter its remaining 399 stores ... 07/20/2011 - 1:27 pm | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country NEW YORK (AP) — What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would seek court approval to sell off its assets and shutter its remaining 399 stores ... 07/20/2011 - 1:27 pm | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country (AP) -- What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. The biggest changes could come to the book publishing industry: As Borders stores disappear, the bookselling landscape could rapidly change, forcing authors to ... 07/20/2011 - 7:49 am | View Link
Borders closure to have ripple effect NEW YORK (AP) -- What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would seek court approval to sell off its assets and shutter its remaining 399 stores ... 07/19/2011 - 9:16 pm | View Link
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The Ripple Effect Fresh water will be the defining resource of the 21st Century. Experts call it "the next oil," and predict water will be the focus of increased tension and great ... 04/16/2015 - 2:41 pm | View Website
North Korea 's Global Ripple Effect As North Korea continues to build its nuclear program, how will its defiance of the international community impact world events? 04/16/2015 - 4:54 am | View Website
China's Central Bank said Sunday that it will cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by 1 percentage point to stimulate more lending into a slowing economy.
The Central Bank also said it will cut an extra 1 percentage point for commercial banks providing agricultural financing and an extra 2 percentage points for the Agricultural Development Bank of China.
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that traces the ancestry of well-known guests, said in separate statements that they didn't censor the slave-owner details.
 more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in October's segment featuring Affleck, they said in the statements posted on the PBS website.
The email chain between Gates and Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton was part of a trove of hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's Sony hack that WikiLeaks put into a searchable online archive on Thursday.
A PBS spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Saturday that PBS did not know of the exchanges between Gates, Sony and Affleck and wasn't part of editorial decisions made by Gates and his producers.
At least this is the way that I am reading this, when Mario Draghi said that the euro is irreversible, a one way street only. Therefore no one should be speculating about Greece leaving the single currency. The reason why that's such a dreadful mistake to my mind is that 
The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery, with U. S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.
Finance ministers and central bank governors ended meetings in Washington on Saturday determined to work toward what International Monetary Fund officials called "a more robust, balanced and job-rich economy.