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Floyd Mayweather's next fight is a complete joke, and sales indicate nobody wants to watch it

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)<br>The early numbers are in for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto, and they very …

Debt collectors ordered to refund millions to consumers

The two largest debt collectors in the country are refunding millions of dollars to customers over allegations they used deceptive practices to collect bad debts.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charged that Encore Capital Group and Portfolio Recovery Associates bought potentially …


Google shares jump as profits handily beat expectations

Google shares jumped Thursday after the company reported quarterly profit that easily topped analysts' expectations, helped by growth in advertising …


China's Millionaires Are Leaving China

The jury may be out permanently on the old question of if money can buy happiness, but that hasn’t stopped wealthy Chinese families from trying. …


Strong dollar squeezes Netflix earnings; shares jump 12%

Netflix delivered quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations on Wednesday, although subscriptions beat Street estimates.<p>The video …


How Social Security benefits are calculated

Most American workers are entitled to receive a monthly Social Security retirement benefit by age 62. The average monthly Social Security check in …


US Top News and Analysis

5 Hours Ago<p>Tesla employees say inexperienced workers and tech problems are plaguing its battery factory in Nevada, and likely to cause more Model 3 …

Western Digital

Melco Crown’s Ho Sees Pick Up in Manila With New Casino

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.’s new Manila casino could be profitable as early as this year, as a boost from tourists from South Korea and Southeast …


This Las Vegas Casino Might Be Following Caesars Entertainment's Catastrophic Debt Path

Caesars' debt decisions led to its current financial meltdown. Is MGM taking that same path now?<p>Gambling in the U.S. is making a comeback. At least …

Koch Brothers

Ford Motor profit beats street, maintains 2015 profit forecast

Ford Motor Co.'s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street earnings expectations on Thursday, and the automaker maintained its 2015 profit …


Battle against baldness turns to stem cells

Balding men (and women) take note: That hair you lost may return to you, courtesy of stem cells.<p>Two new studies show promising treatment for baldness …


Google misses on earnings, blames strong dollar

Google reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations, as foreign exchange and falling ad prices weighed on the …


Pending home sales fell 3.7% in December

Home buying cooled in December, but is still stronger than it was a year ago.<p>A monthly index from the National Association of Realtors measuring …

Real Estate

iPhone 6 pushes Apple to top spot, tied with Samsung

Apple has tied with Samsung to become the number one smartphone vendor in the world, in a major blow to the South Korean electronics giant, a report …

South Korea

After touching a longtime low, crude settles up 8 cents

U.S. crude turned positive on Thursday afternoon after earlier falling below $44 a barrel for the first time since April 2009, while benchmark Brent …


Alibaba Revenue Jumps, but Misses Estimates