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Published April 22nd, 2014 - 6:36AM
RadioShack, which recently announced that it plans to close up to 1,100 stores, says that Troy Risch, its executive vice president of store operations has resigned.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 6:31AM
The so-called impossible job proved to be just that for David Moyes.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 6:26AM
Bank of New York Mellon said it made a profit in the first quarter, thanks to rising financial markets and more money under management.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:41AM
Travelers' first-quarter net income improved thanks in part to higher underwriting gains and increased net investment income. The insurer said its results were hurt by higher catastrophe losses, which were mostly from winter storms.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:41AM
The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:26AM
McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:26AM
The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:21AM
Shares of Harley-Davidson jumped almost 7 percent in premarket trading after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were 18.7 percent higher than a year ago.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:21AM
Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 5:11AM
Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman have unveiled details of their offer to buy Botox maker Allergan, proposing a cash-and-stock deal that could be worth about $45.6 billion.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 4:11AM
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 4:01AM
Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 3:41AM
Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 3:01AM
Lance Armstrong's longtime coach Johan Bruyneel was banned for 10 years Tuesday for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France winner's cycling teams.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 2:31AM
World stocks fluctuated Tuesday as a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports offset investor cautiousness before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 2:21AM
General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 1:31AM
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released a report about the problem of “automatic defaults” on private student loans.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 12:21AM
Germany's Finance Ministry says the government's tax income rose sharply in March and saw a healthy overall first-quarter rise as Europe's biggest economy picked up momentum.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 12:21AM
Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
If you wanted to find the ideal mutual fund to buy today, you could sum up the search pretty easily: You’re looking for an issue that has delivered above-average returns with below-average risk.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 11:31PM
Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 11:26PM
Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:11PM
Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:11PM
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 6:41PM
Left-hander Sean Doolittle's five-year contract with the Oakland Athletics is worth $10.5 million, and the deal would increase to $13.75 million if he becomes eligible for salary arbitration after this season.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 5:11PM
Tuesday Morning Corp. and former CEO Kathleen Mason have agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit that accused the retailer of firing the executive because she revealed she had breast cancer.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 4:11PM
Caterpillar Inc. cut the value of its CEO's pay package by 32 percent to $12 million in 2013, a year when the heavy machinery maker saw its profits fall by a third, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 3:49PM
The Port of Tacoma has honored three local entities for their contributions to business and the community.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 3:41PM
Captain America really is unbeatable — at least at the box office
Published April 21st, 2014 - 3:21PM
Alaska Airlines is pairing up with Emirates, the Middle East airline, to offer double frequent flier miles on all of Emirates' flights from Seattle from now through Nov. 30.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 3:07PM
Published April 21st, 2014 - 2:46PM
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 2:41PM
The Bengals exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green on Monday, letting them turn their focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 2:36PM
Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 2:21PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Published April 21st, 2014 - 2:11PM
The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in six months as a big week for corporate earnings began. The index rose for a fifth straight day on Monday, its longest winning streak since October.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:51PM
Andre Reed is lending his Hall of Fame pedigree to a fan group trying to keep the Bills in Buffalo.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:41PM
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive doesn't think college athletes should have employee status, but believes there is some common ground with the proposal from the five power leagues and a union movement.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:41PM
Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:16PM
Wholesale cash prices Monday:
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:41PM
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:21PM
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills slipped and rates on six-month bills were unchanged.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:21PM
The owner of cable networks Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet said Monday that it has agreed to sell information website HowStuffWorks to Blucora Inc. for $45 million.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:06PM
Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:06PM
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:01PM
The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 11:02AM
Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 10:46AM
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 10:31AM
Drybulk shipper Genco Shipping filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday as it tries to reorganize its business and reduce debt.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 10:26AM
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 10:06AM
Athletic gear maker Nike said it laid off some staffers who worked on its Fuelband digital fitness products.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 10:01AM
The owner of cable networks Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet said Monday that it has agreed to sell information website HowStuffWorks to Blucora Inc. for $45 million.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:56AM
AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:51AM
Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:06AM
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $104.46 per barrel at 12 p.m. Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 9:06AM
Stocks are moving higher at the beginning of another big week for company earnings.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 8:41AM
Rent-to-own furniture company Aaron's dropped its lawsuit against Vintage Capital Management after the company withdrew its offer to buy the company.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 8:12AM
Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 7:41AM
Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 7:01AM
Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 6:41AM
Calpine Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell six of its power plants to privately-held LS Power Equity Advisors for $1.57 billion.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 6:31AM
The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 6:26AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 6:21AM
Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 5:31AM
The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 5:21AM
Hillshire Brands said Monday that it reached a deal to buy Van's Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million, marking the company's expansion into non-meat foods.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 5:11AM
Halliburton made money in the first quarter on rising revenue in the Middle East and Asia, and the CEO said Monday that he sensed an upturn in the North American market.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 4:56AM
TreeHouse Foods is buying private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for 170 million Canadian dollars (about $150 million).
Published April 21st, 2014 - 3:51AM
Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:41AM
The price of oil edged higher Monday and stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched the simmering tensions in Ukraine.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:31AM
Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports but the mood was still cautious before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:26AM
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 1:01AM
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:42AM
Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Americans learned last week that nearly 3 million credit card numbers are vulnerable through a data breach of Michaels Craft Stores.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 9:12PM
Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 8:21PM
Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 6:31PM
Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 4:41PM
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 4:21PM
Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 11:11AM
General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 10:41AM
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 10:31AM
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 10:12AM
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 10:01AM
With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 9:31AM
After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 9:01AM
As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 8:26AM
One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 7:26AM
In a back room of Washington's Union Kitchen, Andreas Schneider and his co-workers fill 12-ounce glass bottles with a citrus-colored beverage.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 6:41AM
A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 5:01AM
The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 3:31AM
Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Business Leader of the Year It starts with fish and one house.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Small Business Leader of the Year When Hal Russell founded Commencement Bank in 2006, fully 10 banks were based in Pierce County. Today, four remain. In 2006, no banks failed. Thereafter: the deluge.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
NonProfit Business Leader of the Year Over nine years, Stephanie Stebich has led the Tacoma Art Museum into national prominence.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
It hangs on the wall of a major retailing establishment (think meatballs and assemble-it-yourself furniture), ignored and unused, bearing the name of a company no longer in business, a device that wouldn’t be any more of a historical curiosity if it were hanging on the wall of a museum.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Nell Merlino is the founder and president of Count Me In, a New York City nonprofit group that helps women launch and expand businesses. He recently answered questions from Kiplinger.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The roots of Corry McFarland’s Lifetime Achievement Award embrace no mystery.

Learn well, work hard, be honest and lead by example. McFarland recalled recently, “My father and grandfather were very smart in saying you’re going to have every dirty job in this company so that you will have empathy for these people if you are successful enough to rise through the ranks.” Rise he did.

Published April 19th, 2014 - 8:01PM
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 5:42PM
Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 2:42PM
A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 11:27AM
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 11:22AM
What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 11:22AM
The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 11:12AM
General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 11:07AM
The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 10:52AM
Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 9:42AM
Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 9:42AM
Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 8:32AM
When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the music. All for one weekend.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 8:22AM
A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 7:02AM
You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 6:02AM
The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 2:27AM
A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve the mysterious disappearance six weeks ago.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 12:47AM
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is giving the Joint Chiefs of Staff an unusual and potentially powerful opportunity to convince senators that they risk a readiness crisis if they don’t take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 12:05AM
LONDON — The amount of money reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.
Published April 19th, 2014 - 12:05AM
KENNEWICK — If you’re driving through mid-Columbia farmland, look closely at the fields. Chances are good you’ll spot asparagus spears pushing up to the light.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 9:07PM
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 8:49PM
Bass Pro Shops has filed requests with the City of Tacoma to erect a 65-foot faux fire lookout tower just east of Interstate 5 to draw attention to its newest store, its first in the Pacific Northwest.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 4:42PM
Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 4:22PM
Providence, R.I., is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 4:16PM
The City of Tacoma notified businesses who will be affected by a construction project this summer, a city engineer said, even though those businesses said they didn't know about the project. Another business owner is worried about the final location of a loading zone.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 4:11PM
An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 4:06PM
Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 3:51PM
The Obama administration is indefinitely delaying a decision on approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, likely putting off any action until after the November midterm elections.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 3:25PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday released wage data from the first quarter showing again what workers already know – that men make more than women. Beyond gender, race also showed a disparity in earnings.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 3:02PM
The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 3:01PM
Hundreds of present and former Boeing workers will receive payments averaging $90,000 and pay increases averaging 8.3 percent under an arbitrator's ruling in a 13-year-old labor dispute.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 2:31PM
Port commissioners from both major Puget Sound ports have begun talks to craft a joint plan to halt cargo losses to other ports.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 2:21PM
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 2:16PM
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 3:31PM
Hundreds of interstate highway fatalities have been prevented in multiple states by relatively inexpensive safety devices that were not in place at the site of a fiery bus-truck collision last week in California that killed 10 people.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 2:02PM
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 1:41PM
A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 12:46PM
Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 12:42PM
Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 12:21PM
Canadian Pacific Railway told a federal oversight board Friday that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 12:01PM
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 11:42AM
With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 11:42AM
The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy on Friday each rejected the other's proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 11:06AM
A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 11:06AM
U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 10:41AM
The Detroit Pistons will use the executive search firm Korn Ferry to help with their pursuit of a new general manager.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 10:26AM
The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 10:21AM
The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 10:21AM
Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 10:06AM
A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 9:31AM
Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.
Published April 18th, 2014 - 9:06AM
Cyprus' largest bank says it has sold off its business in Ukraine and a stake in a Romanian bank to help reduce risk and improve cash flow for the troubled lender.
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