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Business No thanks! Companies reject 'Shark Tank' deals, still thrive No thanks! Companies reject 'Shark Tank' deals, still thrive
Entrepreneurs may be all smiles when they get an offer on the show, but the deals aren't set in stone. Negotiations start soon after episodes are taped. Contestants can walk away if they don't like the terms.
Business Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions
Fidelity is taking a page out of the 401(k) playbook to try to make it happen for your individual retirement account. The company will begin offering a match on contributions that some savers make to their IRA.
Business Orders for U.S. durable goods up 2.8 percent in January Orders for U.S. durable goods up 2.8 percent in January
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders.
Business US new home sales fall slightly in January US new home sales fall slightly in January
Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market.
Business Lexus tops auto dependability survey Lexus tops auto dependability survey
Lexus is the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in rankings that increasingly hinge on high-tech features.
Business High-speed rail group settles Bakersfield lawsuit High-speed rail group settles Bakersfield lawsuit
Coffee-Brimhall LLC, a developer that owns land in Bakersfield, filed a California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit over the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Fresno to Bakersfield segment.
Business California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum (Video)
After one of the fiercest legislative battles of the year, pitting bag-makers against environmentalists, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill last fall. It was scheduled to be phased in starting in July at large grocery stores and supermarkets as a way to cut down on litter and protect marine life.