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Published January 29th, 2015 - 8:29AM
The Republican-controlled Senate moved Thursday toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many expected battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 8:04AM
A Brazilian judge has ordered that the bank accounts of a former president of Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, be made available to prosecutors investigating allegations of overbilling.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 7:44AM
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 7:39AM
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 7:04AM
Rite Aid's revenue from established stores climbed nearly 5 percent in January, as pharmacy sales advanced despite a hit from cheaper generic drugs.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 6:44AM
A Bosnian arms exporter has threatened to sue government officials who are blocking a 5 million-euro deal his company has with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 6:39AM
A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 6:34AM
Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $177 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 6:04AM
Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. slid Thursday after the cruise operator reported fourth-quarter results and an outlook that missed Wall Street expectations.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:59AM
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.16 billion.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:59AM
The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $87 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:44AM
Phillips 66 (PSX) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.15 billion.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:44AM
The Blackstone Group LP (BX) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.26 billion.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:39AM
Hershey Co. (HSY) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $202.5 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:29AM
JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $88 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:24AM
Hurt by falling oil prices, ConocoPhillips reported a loss during its fourth quarter and said it would cut spending on drilling and exploration projects in parts of the U.S.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:24AM
Dow Chemical's fourth-quarter profit declined, pulled down by some charges.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:24AM
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $905 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:19AM
Coach's fiscal second-quarter profit fell as it incurred costs related to its transformation plan. Still, its adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:19AM
Regis Corp. (RGS) on Thursday reported a loss of $19.1 million in its fiscal second quarter.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:14AM
William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:54AM
Harley-Davidson's fourth-quarter earnings slipped as a stronger U.S. dollar hurt the motorcycle maker's bottom line, which still topped analyst expectations.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:49AM
Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:49AM
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:39AM
PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $217.1 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:34AM
Viacom Inc. (VIAB) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $500 million.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:34AM
Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of the plane's fate.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:09AM
Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 4:24AM
Ford's net income tumbled in the fourth quarter as the company took an expected charge to deal with its struggling Venezuelan operations.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 3:44AM
Time Warner Cable Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit climbed as it added a record number of subscribers, but its adjusted results missed analysts' estimates.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 5:44AM
Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 2:44AM
Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 3:49AM
The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout, but no rash actions from Athens.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 1:44AM
German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job market remains strong.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 12:54AM
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 12:44AM
Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
Published January 29th, 2015 - 12:39AM
Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:59PM
In a sign of the impact on the oil sector of the slump in energy prices, Royal Dutch Shell Plc said Thursday it plans to cut spending by $15 billion over the next three years amid a drop in earnings.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:39PM
Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:24PM
Nearly four years after he confessed to running a massive fraud scheme, a former hedge fund manager is expected to be sentenced in a Connecticut case that had its biggest fallout in Venezuela, where the state oil company had hundreds of millions of dollars invested with the disgraced financier.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:44PM
LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:44PM
U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Thursday, as investors sized up a mix of corporate earnings and economic news.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:24PM
A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 percent for a third consecutive year.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:19PM
The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:09PM
Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:46PM
A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:46PM
Macau couldn't bring the Las Vegas Sands' spirits down. As the Asian gambling hotspot cools off amid a government corruption crackdown that scared off VIP gamblers and efforts to make the destination's casinos smoke-free, the casino empire's executives assured analysts Wednesday that tales of Macau's demise are unfounded.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:26PM
Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:11PM
A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:06PM
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Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:46PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:16PM
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:51PM
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:46PM
Third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:36PM
Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:26PM
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:21PM
Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett Co., has died. She was 67.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:56PM
For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:52PM
Boeing’s slow-selling 747-8 got a boost from the Air Force Wednesday which declared it will order 747s as the new presidential transports
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:51PM
The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:51PM
President Barack Obama’s about-face this week on his proposal to end college savings accounts called 529s, just days after proposing it in his State of the Union speech, left many Americans wondering just what they are and how they work.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:46PM
A New York federal appeals court has rejected a Connecticut woman's claims that media outlets libeled her by refusing to delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:36PM
Wholesale cash prices Wednesday:
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:16PM
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:16PM
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:01PM
Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:16PM
Standard & Poor's is close to a $1.37 billion settlement with the Obama administration and U.S. states over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 2:10PM
A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 2:10PM
Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 2:10PM
The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:54PM
Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:54PM
Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:49PM
No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 2:04PM
California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:34PM
The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:29PM
Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:14PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s 2010 transition team included a Florida Power & Light executive a plan to build a major natural gas pipeline in North Florida. In 2013, Scott signed into law two bills designed to speed up permitting for a controversial, 474-mile natural gas pipeline that’s to run from Alabama and Georgia to a hub in Central Florida, south of Orlando.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:09PM
If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting $736,575, they aren't giving it up.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:44PM
Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:14PM
An NBA spokesman says Matt Barnes' $25,000 fine was for inappropriate language directed toward a fan, not Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, as the Clippers forward alleged.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:04PM
Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:54AM
Seeing no signs of building inflation and making no mention Europe’s widening financial woes, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rate at near zero and gave no hint of an imminent change in policy.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:39AM
Brazil's scandal-plagued state-run oil company Wednesday released its third quarter report for 2014, showing that profits dropped 9 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:43AM
New contract affects 1,100 employees of St. Joesph and St. Clare hospitals
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:34AM
In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:49AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says any deal from the state to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena will also likely have to include contributions from the city and county.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:34AM
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:14AM
Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 11:14AM
The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:09AM
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $44.94 per barrel at 12 p.m. Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:09AM
Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:09AM
The New York Jets have hired the brother of a federal judge who has ruled on New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting, but that won't affect the case for now.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:54AM
Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:34AM
The collapse in world oil prices claimed a casualty in Louisiana's vital energy industry Wednesday when South Africa-based Sasol announced a delay in final investment plans for a $14 billion plant that would convert natural gas into liquid fuels.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:34AM
With national team coach Fabio Capello already unpaid for seven months, the Russian Football Union faces new questions over its finances.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:24AM
With a push from the NFL, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed youth concussion laws over the span of about five years.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:14AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says any deal from the state to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena will also likely have to include contributions from the city and county.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 9:04AM
BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 8:54AM
The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 8:33AM
For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 8:33AM
As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 8:22AM
Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl's host city. But instead of sending this year's guests to a trendy nightclub or swanky restaurant, organizers are throwing the party at a private home.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:29AM
A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:47AM
HanesBrands said it plans to boost its dividend 33 percent and split its stock as it seeks to increase value for shareholders.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:37AM
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:33AM
The U.S. stock market is opening high after impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:12AM
AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) on Wednesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $199.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:12AM
St. Jude Medical Inc. on Wednesday predicted that foreign-exchange headwinds would pressure its sales and dampen its outlook for the coming year.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:07AM
When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:07AM
Hess Corp. (HES) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 7:02AM
German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:57AM
Tupperware's fourth-quarter profit fell as sales softened, but its performance beat analysts' expectations.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:37AM
The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:32AM
Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:32AM
The cost of buying the final stake of Chrysler weighed on the newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobile's profits in the fourth quarter, but CEO Sergio Marchionne said Wednesday that the company is turning itself around.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:32AM
Italian authorities have executed about 170 arrest warrants in a major crackdown on the 'ndrangheta, an organized crime syndicate in southern Italy which officials say has become deeply rooted in the business world in the north.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:17AM
Polish authorities say they are working to find a solution to help the more than 500,000 Poles who hold Swiss franc loans, the payments of which are spiking after a recent surge in the franc.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:47AM
Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:52AM
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:52AM
Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:17AM
Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 19 percent as demand for commercial airliners trumped weakness in its defense business.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:17AM
Investors struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for second straight day.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 5:07AM
Boeing Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.47 billion.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:57AM
Shake Shack increased the projected price range for its initial public offering of stock in the burger chain.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 4:17AM
An annual western Michigan cookie competition held ahead of the Super Bowl is getting a new twist thanks to all the talk about deflated footballs.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:52AM
Don't laugh. There's nothing funny about the gambling industry's latest wheeze to sink its teeth even deeper into football and its fans.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:42AM
Anthem has hiked its quarterly cash payout to shareholders by nearly 43 percent to keep up with its rising stock price after edging past Wall Street forecasts for the recently completed fourth quarter.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:37AM
CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 3:17AM
More than 9.5 million people have either selected a health plan or re-enrolled in coverage on the nation’s health insurance marketplaces as of January 16, the Obama administration reported Tuesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 2:42AM
Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are choking the life out of its economy.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:57AM
Home appliance maker Electrolux swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, citing cost cuts and rising sales.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 1:17AM
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:32AM
German consumer confidence is at a 13-year high, buoyed by a rise in disposable income due to collapsing fuel and heating oil costs, a closely-watches survey showed Wednesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:17AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:17AM
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:17AM
As the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, it is widely expected to repeat the pledge it made in December: That it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:12AM
Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 11:47PM
They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 6:37AM
There's a tiger fight going on in China.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 10:37PM
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 10:37PM
Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 9:52PM
China's yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 9:22PM
An athletic-wear store's roof partially collapsed Tuesday, apparently as bricks fell from a taller building next door, injuring three women inside.
Published January 28th, 2015 - 12:00AM
Businesses opened in the past six months in the South Sound
Published January 27th, 2015 - 8:57PM
So many people signed up to testify on Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases that Tuesday's public hearing on the bill was continued to Thursday.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 7:37PM
Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 7:32PM
The owner of one of two small planes that crashed-landed in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii over the weekend is crediting a novice pilot with staying calm and ensuring the survival of all four people onboard, including a baby.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 7:07PM
United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 6:12PM
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
Published January 27th, 2015 - 5:57PM
U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies.
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