Microsoft, Starbucks among businesses asking Supreme Court to take gay rights case

The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks and Microsoft — filed a brief Wednesday encouraging the high court to take up the issue of whether a federal law covers discrimination against someone because of their sexual orientation.


Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little-changed Tuesday after Wall Street's major indexes rose to new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 3,374.66 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was unchanged at 21,260.89. Hong Kong's Hang Seng held steady at 28,707.80 and...

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Walgreens to add 300 jobs in Chicago for technology center

CHICAGO (AP) — Walgreens says it'll add 300 jobs to its Chicago office to create a new technology center. The jobs will be new hires and relocations from the company headquarters in suburban Deerfield. Company officials said in a statement Tuesday that Walgreens is working to expand its Chicago office space to create a technology...