Comment
0
Tweet
1
Print
RSS Feeds

Stocks slightly positive...Flipboard unveils personal shopping tool...Garment workers protest in Bangladesh

Monday - 11/11/2013, 3:30pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The major stock indexes are slightly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average is hovering above the all-time high it reached on Friday after the government's surprisingly strong employment report. While the stock market is open, bond markets are closed for the Veterans Day holiday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Personal magazine creator Flipboard is expanding into shopping catalogs just in time for the holiday shopping season. A tool released today will allow users to display their gift wish lists and highlight their favorite products in a catalog-like format on their iPhone, iPad or mobile devices using Google Inc.'s Android operating system. Flipboard's expansion into electronic commerce comes seven months after the Palo Alto, Calif., startup began allowing people to put together digital magazines on their favorite topics.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Thousands of workers demanding higher pay have clashed with police in Bangladesh, drawing new attention to working conditions in the country's garment industry. A government-appointed panel voted last week to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month. That's a 77 percent raise, but it's still the lowest minimum wage in the world. The workers have rejected the proposal, demanding $100 a month instead.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The Romanian government says it won't allow a Canadian company to develop what would have been Europe's biggest open gold mine. Today's decision follows 14 years of protest and debate about whether the foreign investment and the jobs that would have been created by the mine outweigh the costs to nature.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The owner of Rhode Island's tallest building is suing Bank of America for more than $23 million, saying it neglected the Art Deco-style skyscraper when it left it vacant earlier this year. Developer High Rock says the 26-story building is now unrentable because of the work that needs to be done. The building is known locally as the Superman building for its resemblance to the Daily Planet building in the old "Superman" TV show.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.