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16 minutes ago // The Province

business Britain joins anti-ISIS bombing campaign as Kurds retake key Iraqi border crossing

Kurdish fighters said they saw their heaviest fighting yet against ISIS as the Kurds waged a campaign to recapture territory lost to the extremists over the past months

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business California lawmakers criticize Pentagon's purchase of Russian rockets

A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagons use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Suddenlink to Drop Viacom TV Channels

Suddenlink Communications, a cable operator with more than a million customers, says it will stop carrying Viacom's TV networks at midnight.

26 minutes ago // UPI

business Thales US supplying ATC aids to Saudi Arabia National Guard

Richard TomkinsARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30 UPI -- The Saudi Arabia National Guard is to receive air traffic control equipment and navigational aids from Thales US for use at two airfields.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

business Pimco CEO says firm to expand equities business: CNBC

NEW YORK Reuters - Pimco intends to expand its equities business and there will be no difference in the firm's portfolio management following the departure of former Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, two top Pimco executives said on Tuesday.

31 minutes ago // The New York Times

business Bits Blog: Readers Debate Online Piracy and the Future of Digital Entertainment

Among the questions raised: Does the entertainment industry need to change its business model to address the reality of illegal streaming?

42 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal incurs wrath of theater chains

Sept 30 Reuters - U.S. theater chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in any of its IMAX theaters, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theater release.

44 minutes ago // The Province

business CDC confirms first case of Ebola diagnosed in United States

The centres for disease control have confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in United States

46 minutes ago // Reuters

business Canadian finance minister says country not a tax haven

TORONTO, Sept 30 Reuters - Canada is not a tax haven but its government is always looking to make the country more attractive to foreign investors, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

business EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

Reuters - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Ford Projects Up to 20% Mileage Gain in F-150

Ford Motor's new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get between 5% and 20% better fuel economy compared with the current model, but at a cost: lower profitability for the Dearborn, Mich.-based auto maker.

48 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business Hackers admit stealing data worth millions from Army, Microsoft, more

Two members of an international hacking ring pleaded guilty Tuesday for their roles in stealing $100 million worth of intellectual property and other data from the U.S. Army, Microsoft and several other technology companies, and two other people also have been indicted, the Department of...

49 minutes ago // Reuters

business Texas Municipal Retirement System places Pimco on watch list

NEW YORK, Sept 30 Reuters - The Texas Municipal Retirement System has placed Pimco on its watch list as a result of the surprise resignation on Friday of Bill Gross as the company's chief investment officer.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 5-EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

Sept 30 Reuters - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows.

51 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business D.R. Horton Names Operating Chief as New CEO

D.R. Horton has named Chief Operating Officer David Auld to replace Chief Executive Donald Tomnitz, who is retiring.

52 minutes ago // ABC

business How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Tuesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Tuesday

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

business Two Charged With Insider Trading of Herbalife Stock

The SEC has charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was betting against the stock.

55 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Mexico fines Slim's Telmex $3.7 mln for monopolistic practices

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 Reuters - Mexico's telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday it had fined America Movil's fixed-line unit, Telmex, 49.3 million pesos $3.67 million for monopolistic behavior to try to displace competitor Axtel.

1 hour ago // ABC

business Exxon Fracking Report Responds to Shareholders

Exxon issues report on managing fracking risks in response to shareholder pressure

1 hour ago // Reuters

business CORRECTED-ON THE MOVE-Benjamin Edwards hires 5 brokers from Wells to open Fla. office

Corrects last paragraph to say Benjamin Edwards has 400 employees, not 400 brokers

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Wall St. ends down for day, month; indexes gain in quarter

NEW YORK Reuters - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business CANADA STOCKS-TSX records biggest monthly drop since May 2012

TSX down 16.41 points, or 0.11 percent, at 14,960.51 Five of 10 main index sectors decline Selloff in oil price weighs on energy shares By John Tilak TORONTO, Sept 30 Reuters - Canada's main stock index posted its biggest monthly decline since May 2012 in September, losing about 4.3 percent, as a stronger U.S. dollar weighed on commodity prices and shares of natural resource companies. The market was little changed on Tuesday as softness in the energy and materials s

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

business SEC charges 2 with insider trading of Herbalife

NEW YORK The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was betting against Herbalife Ltd.'s stock.The SEC said Filip Szymik, 28, was told by his roommate, then an analyst at Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, that Ackman was going to announce a negative view of Herbalife Ltd. The roommate was not named by the SEC because he is not accused of wrongdoing.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business BRIEF-Federal Reserve Board says approval of Chemical Financial acquisition of Northwestern Bancorp

Announced approval of notice under section 4 of bank holding company act by Chemical Financial Corp, to acquire Northwestern Bancorp, and its unit

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

business EBay to spin off PayPal

SAN JOSE, Calif. EBay said on Tuesday it will spin off PayPal into a separate, publicly traded company, more than a decade after acquiring the lucrative online payments business.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Enbridge eyes Mainline oil pipe expansion if demand strong

Sept 30 Reuters - Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline operator, said on Tuesday it may have to build new pipeline capacity from its Superior, Wisconsin, storage hub if oil shipments from Canada and the Bakken shale field of North Dakota keep expanding.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business REFILE-COLUMN-Beware of offers to refinance federal student loans

LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 Reuters - People with federal student loan debt now have a few options to lower their rates with private consolidation loans, but consumer advocates warn they could be giving up vital protections in doing so.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gain hits commodities; stocks drop for quarter

Dip in euro zone inflation knocks euro down, lifts dollar Global equity markets head for worst quarter in two years Dollar strength drags gold, oil lower Adds close of U.S. markets By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Sept 30 Reuters - The dollar advanced on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September heightened expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets recorded their largest quarterly drop in more than two years. T

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

business Fall in oil price is good for drivers, and for George Osborne

High oil prices undoubtedly aggravated the recession across the oil-consuming world

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

business What's PayPal's first solo move?

NEW YORK PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

1 hour ago // The Province

business Closing Bell: TSX ends lower amid further signs of economic weakness

The Toronto stock market registered a minor loss on the last day of third quarter trading Tuesday as resource stocks suffered amid weakness in the Canadian and Chinese economies

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

business Meet Share America, the U.S. State Departments Upworthy clone

The public diplomacy game is going viral, as Russia has been demonstrating of late with its remarkable agility in getting its message out about the Ukraine conflict in today's networked information environment. Eager to compete in what might be called social warfare, the United States has just soft-launched

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

business Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the red for September.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business Consumer Confidence Falls, Showing Uncertainty in Economy

Another report showed that business activity growth in the Midwest decelerated slightly in September.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business U.S. restaurant patrons support minimum wage hike -survey

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 Reuters - While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation.

1 hour ago // UPI

business Boeing announces job relocations, business unit consolidation

Richard TomkinsST. LOUIS, Sept. 30 UPI -- Boeing has announced a three-year move of much of its defense services and support activities from Washington State to facilities in Missouri and Oklahoma.