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Business Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
Business PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast (Video)
The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced the obstruction of justice charge and 27 related counts, which are in a new indictment charging the utility with felonies. It replaces a previous indictment that contained 12 counts related to PG&E's safety practices, but not obstruction.
Business Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
Business Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time
The sausage brand started by the late country singer of the same name has become a breakfast staple, with products even including a pancake-and-sausage on a stick. Now the brand is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.
Business Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little
This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?
Business City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator
Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.
Business Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.