The post office at the small college where the Pittsburgh Steelers hold training camp has been swamped with mail since wide receiver Antonio Brown vowed on Facebook to autograph anything fans send him.
U.S. stocks are trading higher as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $97.34 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The Russia ban on U.S. farm products affects some pears and apples grown in Washington just as the harvest is beginning.
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.
Fast-growing Etihad Airways took effective control of Italy's loss-making national carrier Alitalia on Friday, injecting 560 million euros ($750 million) in a deal that will see the Gulf airline gain access to one of Europe's major markets.
U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they may anticipate slower growth ahead.
Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday.
A Romanian court on Friday sentenced a media mogul to 10 years in prison for money laundering and fraudulently privatizing an agricultural institute. Six others also got prison sentences for the 2003 sale.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.
U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures.
McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China.
Hemorrhaging cash after almost unfathomable double disasters that killed 537 people, Malaysia Airlines will be brought back under the wing of the Malaysian government as a prelude to a comprehensive overhaul of the airline. It will be the latest in a string of restructurings of the carrier over the past decade, all of which failed to put it on a steadier flight path. Some analysts doubt the airline will be in a much improved position in another five years. Here are some questions and answers on what lies ahead:
TAP Air Portugal pilots are staging a 24-hour strike on Saturday over what they say is a deterioration in work conditions, with their walkout disrupting the flag carrier's operations during the peak summer vacation period.
China's auto sales decelerated further in July while global automakers continued to mop up the market share of local brands, industry figures showed Friday.
China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
College football's biggest schools are ready to spend millions of dollars more on their athletes.
German exports rose 0.9 percent in June compared with the previous month, while the strongest rise in imports to Europe's biggest economy for nearly four years trimmed the country's trade surplus.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers.
A burst of buying Friday in U.S. stocks defied slumps in other markets and offered hope for investors shaken by geopolitical turmoil. Major U.S. stock indexes closed up around 1 percent, buoyed by signs that tensions in Ukraine might be easing.
A Briton and an American were sentenced to prison on Friday on charges of illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese citizens after they testified they bought such information to help companies combat fraud.
China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange before carrying out an overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters.
A San Francisco man was sentenced Thursday to three months in federal prison for using insider information five years ago to profit off The Walt Disney Co.'s $4 billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment.
A Chicago man who admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.
U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.
Poultry producers say Russia's decision to ban imported U.S. meat won't lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat.
Back-to-School: 27 young women audition, 18 chosen as models for this weekend’s fashion show at Tacoma Mall
Twenty-seven young women auditioned this week for a spot at a back-to-school Tacoma Mall fashion show scheduled for Saturday.
Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch are proposing fees for companies that burn and waste natural gas.
This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It's engaging them that the league sees as its next step.
A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after wandering through terminals without an airline ticket, authorities said.
Lululemon Athletica founder Dennis "Chip" Wilson will sell half his stake in the company as part of a truce that averts a potentially messy battle at the maker of yoga apparel and other exercise gear.
Consumers in Washington and Oregon have been spending more freely since the Great Recession ended in 2009, shelling out more for consumer goods in each of the past four years, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.
Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified Thursday.
CBS Corp. on Thursday reported profit that decreased by 7 percent in its second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.
Stocks slumped on Thursday as investors worry about slowing global economic growth and worsening tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
Russian diners won't be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States — the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West.
The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says he's gotten a clean bill of health after a 10-month battle with two forms of cancer.
A quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.
Stocks are ending lower as investors worry about slowing global economic growth and simmering tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a smartphone app that will notify CPR-trained citizens when someone nearby is having a cardiac arrest.
A new law in Brazil provides fines against employers who fail to legally register their domestic workers.
Business-to-business marijuana convention expected to attract more than 7,000 people to Tacoma Dome next week
Cannacon is coming to Tacoma Aug. 14-17. The cannabis-related convention will feature seminars and vendors covering subjects ranging from proper soil and lighting to marketing and packaging.
People with suspected mental health problems cannot be "warehoused" in emergency rooms and hospitals when certified mental health facilities already are full, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
AMC Networks Inc. on Thursday reported earnings that decreased by 57 percent in its second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.
U.S. consumers expanded their borrowing at a slower rate in June compared to the prior month.
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance in June. Some airlines, including Spirit and Allegiant, are not included because they operate fewer flights. The federal government counts a flight as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.
A former Utah mayor who wrote news stories under a false identity did not defame a former contractor in one of the articles, a federal appeals court ruled.
Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that traffic increased last month on Southwest and its AirTran subsidiary, leaving fewer empty seats and pushing a key revenue figure higher.
A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to a decade in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others who might tamper with what people eat and drink.
An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes, plus interest.
In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.
Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.
Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part.
More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation's airlines.
Facing international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars' worth of unpaid bills, Detroit's mayor announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable, consistent payment plans and financial assistance to many delinquent customers.
Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.
Wendy's reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as restaurant renovations and new menu items helped drive sales.
Norway's Statoil ASA has found no commercial quantities of oil and gas at the northernmost wells it has ever drilled in the Arctic, the government-controlled company said Thursday.
Audio equipment maker Harman International Industries Inc. on Thursday reported net income jumped in its fiscal fourth quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
U.S. stocks gave up an early gain and turned lower in midday trading as investors assessed the latest company earnings and outlook for the economy.
North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
The Department of Education said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans.
Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
L Brands Inc., which owns stores such as Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, said Thursday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 6 percent in July. That easily beat analysts' expectations.
Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.
Former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano has entered the running to purchase the Buffalo Bills.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week, evidence that layoffs are declining and that economic momentum may be accelerating.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.4 billion for the April-through-June period, aided by a strengthening housing market. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past 11 quarters.
If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.
Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover.
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.
Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) on Thursday reported profit that climbed by 80 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi cautioned Thursday that the crisis in Ukraine could weigh on the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone — but gave little sign the bank was so alarmed it was ready to deploy new stimulus measures.
German defense and auto parts company Rheinmetall has cut its earnings forecast after the government revoked permission for it to deliver a field exercise simulator to the Russian military.
China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information.
Mylan Inc. (MYL) on Thursday reported profit that declined by 30 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.
Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs entering the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the last-round playoffs is held Friday.
State-owned phone company China Unicom said Thursday its first-half profit jumped on higher mobile data revenue and lower fees to connect to a rival's network.
Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia.
German industrial production grew by a smaller-than-expected 0.3 percent in June, official data showed Thursday — the second set of disappointing figures this week from Europe's biggest economy.
A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some say has roots in the elegant simplicity of the traditional Japanese tea house.
Nestle SA saw its sales and profits fall in the first half of the year as a stronger Swiss franc and anemic prices in Europe weighed on the bottom line.
The World Bank lowered its Philippine growth forecasts Thursday to 6.4 percent this year and 6.7 percent next year but says the country remains one of East Asia's fastest growing economies.
Mexico's Congress approved a comprehensive energy reform that will break more than seven decades of state monopoly and dramatically expand the role of foreign and private companies in the country's oil and gas industry.
Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that Washington would face a much different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow invaded eastern Ukraine.
Seven months after major glitches in the Washington health exchange were discovered, authorities acknowledge that thousands of state residents still don't have insurance they can use to go to the doctor or fill a prescription.
The Port of Seattle is moving forward on nearly $1 billion worth of improvements at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the administration is reviewing what authority he has to act without Congress to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, a practice he has denounced as unpatriotic and has asked lawmakers to remedy.
Two government agencies said Wednesday they limited operations with a major government contractor that oversees hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers after the contractor reported it had been targeted by a cyberattack.
In some versions of a story Aug. 7 about a trial related to a salmonella outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the outbreak occurred 15 years ago. It happened in 2008-09.
U.S. exporters of farm products said Wednesday that they would search for new foreign markets after Russia announced a one-year retaliatory agricultural trade ban as punishment for financial sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe.
Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. executives said Wednesday that the company won't try to buy any other big content companies, a day after it called off its pursuit of rival media giant Time Warner Inc.
Commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball owners to vote next week from a list of three candidates for his successor.
The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over extremely limited doses will distract from tried-and-true measures to curb the growing outbreak — things like more rapidly identifying and isolating the sick.
Mexico's Senate debated the final pieces of legislation Wednesday needed to enact a dramatic expansion of the role of foreign and private companies in the state-run oil industry.
Some South Sound stations are selling unleaded regular for less than $3.60 a gallon as gas prices drift downward.
The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Alex Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for Hold Security, whose firm uncovered the breach.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
SeaTac’s Alaska Air Group carried more than 200,000 more passengers in July than it did in July 2013, the airline holding company said Wednesday.
Pfizer will pay $35 million to resolve allegations by 42 states that its subsidiary, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, illegally marketed an organ transplant drug for unapproved uses.
Wholesale cash prices Thursday:
William J. Kole, a veteran bureau chief and news leader for The Associated Press in the U.S. and overseas, has been named news editor for New England, overseeing coverage of breaking news and enterprise across the six-state region.
Environmental investigators faulted Chevron Inc. site managers in a report released Wednesday on a natural gas well fire in western Pennsylvania that killed one worker.
Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.
Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands.
Hoping to tap the fast-growing Hispanic market, Anheuser-Busch is importing its first Mexican lager to the U.S.
Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis.
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make an example of two Texas brothers found by a jury at a civil trial to have acted fraudulently to evade taxes, but a defense lawyer said Wednesday that the more than $750 million sought by the government is "hotly contested."
Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.
The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.
Health advocates allege some insurance plans under the new federal health law are discriminating against HIV and AIDS patients by requiring them to pay a percentage of costly medications instead of a flat co-pay, essentially pricing the medications out of reach.
Monica Alexander needs a full-time job.
The nation's largest public utility says it is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign.
With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.
They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn't often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is teaming with IMAX, Major League Baseball and other partners for a national traveling exhibit featuring historical artifacts from the Cooperstown museum and state-of-the-art interactive digital media.
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Official figures show that Italy has slipped back into recession, piling pressure on Premier Matteo Renzi to push through reforms to kick-start Italy's economy.
In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor.
A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $96.84 per barrel at 12 p.m. Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Stocks are stabilizing as energy prices rebound.
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.
Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions.
Barbara Corcoran expects entrepreneurs to listen to what she says, and then do what they want. Even when they're using her money to build their companies.
Barbara Corcoran, "Shark Tank" investor
After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out its gains for the year.
Chrysler remained on the comeback trail with a 22 percent second-quarter profit increase, but U.S. investors may not get a chance to buy shares of the company if a planned merger with Fiat gets scuttled.
A Coca-Cola distribution plant in southern Mexico had received threats before attackers burned four of its delivery trucks in an area known for drug gang turf battles, the company said.
Federal regulators have given Bank of America a green light to proceed with a long-awaited dividend increase it had suspended because of a reporting error.
The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank's meeting Thursday.
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