Obama names JPMorgan’s Daley as top aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday named JPMorgan Chase executive William Daley as his chief of staff, bringing a politically seasoned businessman into the White House to help trigger job growth as he grapples with resurgent Republicans.

Analysis: Facebook ignites Bubble 2.0 chatter

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Remember Webvan? The online grocer, whose initial public offering in March 2000 was among the most hotly anticipated during the dot-com boom, is now viewed as one of the greatest disasters of the era.

Two packages explode in Maryland buildings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two packages exploded in the mailrooms of two Maryland state government buildings on Thursday, but no one was seriously injured, a federal law enforcement official said.

Where the Jobs Are: Finding the Right Spots in a Not So Great Recovery

It’s true — employment is finally growing again. But this won’t be a recovery as you’ve known it. Here’s a bird’s-eye look at where the best new opportunities for work will be

Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic: experts

OSLO (Reuters) – Birds falling out of the sky in the United States and Sweden are freak examples of the kind of mass animal deaths, from beached whales to deluges of frogs, that have unusual but not apocalyptic causes, experts say.

Intel offers concessions to EU on McAfee

BOSTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Intel has offered concessions in a bid to win European Union antitrust clearance for its $7.7 billion purchase of security software maker McAfee Inc.

Regulator boosts Hermes family defense against LVMH

PARIS (Reuters) – Hermes family shareholders won clearance on Thursday to pool their stakes without having to buy out other investors, boosting the French luxury group’s defense against rival LVMH.