Ford Plays Catch-Up in Bid to Compete in Big Chinese Market


A key Boeing labor union narrowly approved late on Friday an eight-year contract that keeps production of the new 777X jet airliner in Washington state in exchange for cuts in benefits.

Boeing 787 Dreamliners are pictured on the assembly line at the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington on June 13, 2012 (Getty/AFP/File, Stephen Brashear)
    
Coca-Cola took a bold step when it included a gay marriage in the anthem spot for its new global campaign, but now gay-rights advocates say the brand is already backing down on its support by editing the scene out of an Irish version of the ad.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and other top executives will get big pay hikes in 2014 after a year that saw the home entertainment giant's subscriber rolls swell and its stock soar on the strength of hit shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards."
    
Crocs Inc said Blackstone Group LP is making a $200 million investment that will give the private equity firm a 13 percent stake in the shoe company.
A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before falling to his death in a suicide jump this week.

He has since been praised as a 'legend' by his peers, after pledging his entire worth to charity before ending his life
    
The failure of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS:US) and FedEx Corp. (FDX:US) to deliver packages in time for Christmas has exposed the perils of retailers promising to get last-minute gifts to customers.

Employees collect merchandise ordered by customers for shipment from the Amazon.com distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona. U.S. online holiday retail sales were projected to climb 15 percent to a record of more than $78 billion by Forrester Research Inc. in a report published last month. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
The Technology Grinch that Stole Christmas
Thousands of holiday gifts won't arrive by Christmas after an unpredictably large number of packages overwhelmed UPS, the world's largest package delivery service.

(Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP)
    
Brick-and-mortar retailers saw no signs of relief last week, as store traffic in the final week before Christmas posted the third straight week of double-digit declines, according to the most recent report from ShopperTrak.

People along Broadway in New York the first week of December (Getty Images)
Target Corp. Monday moved to allay rising concerns from state attorneys general over its 20-day security breach.

Up to 40 million credit and debit cards may have been exposed in the Target data breach. (Zuma Press)
    
Target Sued for Data Breach
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Attorneys and attorneys general want to know what Target knew and when.

A shopping cart is seen in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    

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