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Hong Kong Regulator Says Hanergy Under Probe After Li Denial
Hong Kong's markets regulator confirmed it's investigating Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., brushing aside a denial from the chairman of the solar company that a probe was underway.
UPDATE 1-Hong Kong regulator confirms Hanergy Thin Film Power investigation  Reuters
Hong Kong Regulators Are Investigating Li Hejun's Hanergy Thin Film ...  Forbes
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McDonald's targets bun toasting, burger searing
NEW YORK - McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers. To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will be warmer, said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook at the Bernstein's ...
McDonald's Will Change How Its Burgers Are Cooked  New York Times
McDonald's strategy for improving food: toast the buns longer  Sydney Morning Herald
China markets plunge in record turnover as margin traders take fright
SHANGHAI China's stock markets plunged on Thursday, with indexes dropping over 6 percent in record high turnover as investors rushed to sell after more brokers tightened margin trading requirements for clients and the central bank drained money market ...
Emerging Stocks Decline as Chinese Shares Plunge; Ruble Weakens  Bloomberg
China's stock market plunges more than 6%  Financial Times
Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery
In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles.
Amazon Prime, now with free same-day deliveries  CNET
At Amazon, a Rush to Make Speedy Delivery Free  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Exxon Refuses to Add Directors with Climate Change Expertise
Arguing that environmental concerns are becoming increasingly difficult to address, progressive shareholders are pressuring Exxon to add directors with climate change expertise.
Exxon CEO holds line on climate change at annual meeting  Dallas Morning News
Exxon, Chevron opt out of European Big Oil's climate huddle  The Seattle Times
United States stocks end higher; Nasdaq hits record
The Nasdaq Composite (RIXF) gained 73.84 points, or 1.5%, to 5106.59, the highest ever level, as its heaviest-weighted component, Apple Inc.(AAPL), climbed 1.9%.
S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices  MarketWatch
Stocks look for calm open after yesterday's selloff  Seeking Alpha
War of the wearables: Jawbone sues Fitbit ahead of IPO
The war of the wearables has just been taken up a notch after two of the leading companies pioneering the technology have become involved in a legal dispute.
Legal trouble in wearables business: Jawbone sues Fitbit  PCWorld
Jawbone sues Fitbit, says it stole talent and secrets  VatorNews
Tar-like goo closes two-mile stretch of Manhattan Beach
MANHATTAN BEACH - A two-mile stretch of shoreline in Manhattan Beach was closed Wednesday when an unidentified tar-like substance began washing ashore.
Experts Baffled as Unidentified Substance Washes Ashore in California ...  TheBlaze.com
Oily Globs Found Near The Strand Spur Closure Of Nearby Beaches  CBS Local
Apple knocks Google off perch, snags top spot in worldwide brand value
1302143rdstpromhero.jpg Apple Apple is once again the world's most valued brand, propelled forward by strong iPhone 6 sales. According to Millward Brown's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report (.PDF), the iPad and iPhone maker ...
World's top 100 brands now worth $3.3trn to businesses  BusinessDay
Apple beats Google to be named world's most valuable brand  The Guardian
Unemployment Rates Down in April
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, WI (WHBL) - Unemployment rates took a sharp decline in the area last month. The state Department of Workforce Development says Sheboygan County's unemployment rate dropped to 3.5-percent in April, a drop of nine-tenths of a ...
Arkansas' jobless rate rises to 5.7%  Northwest Arkansas News
Drilling cutbacks weaken job growth in the oil patch  Longview News-Journal