Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.
The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.
U.S. markets are stabilizing at the end of a wild week.
Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.
Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says German authorities have refused to grant permission for 34 codeshare flights with partner Etihad this winter, a decision it says it will challenge.
Fastenal Co. (FAST) on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $133.3 million.
The European Central Bank says it will reveal the results of its much-awaited review of bank finances on Sunday, Oct. 26.
A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling.
The European Union's antitrust authority has granted conditional approval to Liberty Global PLC's proposed 10 billion-euro ($13 billion) deal to fully take over Dutch cable operator Ziggo NV.
Investors avoided another roller coaster day on Wall Street Friday.
As she explores another presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton often says anyone who seeks the White House needs a compelling message and an agenda for the country.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday he's confident "social stability" can be preserved in Hong Kong and stressed that Beijing won't change its "one country, two systems" approach to running the territory.
Finance ministers from the world's largest economies said Friday they are determined to prevent a slide into another global recession, but a top U.S. official expressed frustration that a number of major economies were not doing enough to bolster growth.
The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.
Some changes could be in store for Olive Garden, including how the restaurant chain prepares its soups and pasta.
Sam Calagione has stepped down as CEO of Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and is handing that responsibility to his longtime chief operating officer.
Voters in a South Korean city have rejected plans to build a nuclear power plant in a referendum the government says has no legal effect.
New team name, new building name, same ownership drama for the Arizona Coyotes.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee admitted Thursday that she violated the law when she married an immigrant seeking to retain residency in the United States.
Copyright attorney and former Library of Congress digital Director Mary Rasenberger has been named executive director of the Authors Guild.
UEFA could extend its Financial Fair Play regulations to punish heavily-indebted clubs, with possible changes set to be discussed at a meeting with clubs next week.
He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.
President Barack Obama says he is "unequivocally committed" to keeping the Internet free and open, a concept known as "net neutrality."
Louisville coach Rick Pitino would like to eliminate the influence of athletic shoe companies in the recruiting process.
Federal health and customs officials are constantly screening international travelers for infections.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.
A sandwich shop, credit union and telecommunications outlet will open soon at Allenmore Marketplace.
There's a brand new sports bar at Monmouth Park with televisions hanging from nearly every available rafter.
Foreclosed shipyard is now for sale to potential developers, shipbuilders
The federal government said Thursday that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve allegations it discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers and women on maternity leave.
Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors is making its Model S sedan faster and safer in an effort to compete better with other high-end sedans.
After seven months in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Vijay Kumar was getting his temperature scanned Thursday at the airport by medical crews in blue gowns and masks — one of dozens who relied on Royal Air Maroc's continuing flights to West Africa.
Dairy Queen says that its payment systems were breached by hackers who may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 334 points Thursday, its worst day of the year, as a decline in energy stocks and worries about the global economy sent investors fleeing out of the market.
Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.
President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the president is going to get the message.
It was another wild ride for the stock market as the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest plunge of the year.
Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
It has been said that the sport utility vehicles of today can trace their roots to the Jeep military vehicle that was first made for use during World War II. Here are some facts about the Jeep and its storied history:
Amazon is planning to open its first physical store.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in federal court Thursday that insurance giant American International Group Inc. had to be rescued by the government in 2008 to avert global catastrophe.
Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday that it plans to lay off about 370 workers from its unit that makes military vehicles.
A university professor says that a western Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honor the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia which allows anyone to contribute.
After working decades to build a wildly successful firearms company, Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.
Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster.
California's chief utility regulator, under fire over emails showing secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday that he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.
Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti said he will seek talks with India over a suspended helicopter contract after an Italian court on Thursday acquitted two former executives of corruption in the multi-million euro deal.
Price-matching at the grocery store has always promised to save some money — and create a lot of work.
Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.
A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer — one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 — are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month.
The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler — a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly line in Toledo on its way to the battlefields of World War II — feels a little bit like losing a family member to those who have spent generations on the factory floor.
U.S. stocks are falling sharply, led by declines in energy companies as the price of crude oil sinks.
Time Warner Cable said Thursday its shareholders approved its acquisition by Comcast Corp., clearing another hurdle for the $45 billion deal.
The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for financial meetings promised more help.
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for August. 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.
Airline delays and cancellations are up slightly from last year's peak travel season.
A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.
A Citigroup unit has reached an agreement with the state of New York to return almost $16 million to more than 31,000 customers across the country who were charged higher advisory fees than they negotiated.
The body of one passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate as their plane went down above eastern Ukraine in July.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the country and the world need to confront the threat of climate change while there's still time.
The Medicare "Part B" premium that most older people pay for outpatient care will stay the same in 2015 — $104.90 a month.
They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.
Average U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home.
Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations.
Allergan, which has been fending off buyout offers from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, boosted its earnings outlook for the year and current quarter.
Carl Icahn just can't help himself.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken.
U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, a day after the market had its biggest gain of the year.
Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Center reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "cautiously optimistic" that talks to resolve differences between Russia and Ukraine about the supply of natural gas will succeed.
No wonder Coke and Pepsi are spending millions of dollars to fight proposed taxes on sugary drinks in California.
E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. is buying home health and hospice care provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $719.6 million, sealing a deal after previous rejections by Gentiva.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will defend Activision in court against a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega over the "Call of Duty" franchise, the video game maker said Thursday.
Three Malaysian banks announced plans on Thursday for a merger to create Southeast Asia's fourth-biggest commercial lender and a large Islamic bank.
Ireland's Endo International is planning to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a sweetened cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion a few weeks after Auxilium rejected a lower bid. The Auxilium board embraced the latest offer but its shareholders get to vote on it.
Ireland's treasury sold 10-year bonds at a record-low yield of 1.63 percent on Thursday, providing the latest evidence of the country's strong rebound from a debt crisis and international bailout.
PepsiCo's third-quarter profit rose 5 percent thanks in part to strong overseas sales and the company boosted its outlook for the year, sending shares toward an all-time high before the market opened Thursday.
The Bank of England has decided to keep interest rates steady despite the economy's strong recovery as it first wants to see a stronger rise in wages and inflation remains low.
Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has survived a confidence vote on labor reforms in the Senate after a raucous debate that degenerated into scuffles.
First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital.
Asian stocks sank Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day of the year and weak German trade data fueled worry Europe is sliding into recession.
Matt Carpenter, whose bases-loaded double off Clayton Kershaw propelled St. Louis to victory in its NL Division Series opener, was a 13th-round draft pick signed for $1,000 five years ago.
The drumbeat of bad economic news for Germany continued Thursday, with the biggest monthly plunge in exports in five years raising the risk that Europe's largest economy might slide into recession.
The 2014 NFL fall meetings were like none before. It was more like a crisis management clinic.
It sounds like a page-turning novel: Venezuelan authorities say a gambling ring poisons one of the country's most popular race horses ahead of a key derby, nearly killing the animal and shining a light on an underworld where millions of dollars in bets are made under the table.
Several dozen neighbors of Annie Wright Schools told its leader Wednesday that installing a massive retaining wall to support a new soccer field with 80-foot light poles did not meet their definition of being a good neighbor.
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Argentina's broadcast media regulator on Wednesday rejected a reorganization proposal made by Grupo Clarin to comply with new media ownership laws and the agency said it will seek to break up the conglomerate with its own plan.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night it's up to a neutral arbiter to decide whether he should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.
Fred Meyer will build a gas station at 4402 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place, replacing a former Goodyear tire outlet.
Washington wireless consumers pay the highest state and local tax rate in the country.
Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci accepted campaign contributions from dozens of city employees in his comeback bid for City Hall despite saying he hadn't and pledging he wouldn't, according to campaign finance reports.
Casino workers blocked traffic on a highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open.
Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.
The state transportation department told a city advisory committee its top request, a pedestrian bridge at a proposed new Tacoma Amtrak station, can’t be built with federal funds.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
The U.S. stock market surged on Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before. Investors were reacting to minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the central bank wants to keep interest rates extremely low for the time being.
San Francisco lawmakers have tentatively approved a measure that would allow city residents to rent out their homes to travelers on sites such as Airbnb.
A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.
Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets to snap pictures and record video of concerts, speeches or even their kids' ballet recitals — and instantly share the experiences with friends and family. At many events, people aren't even looking at the stage; they are watching through their screens.
The WNBA remains the leader among professional sports leagues for its racial and gender hiring practices, according to a report released Wednesday.
Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business.
Gap said late Wednesday that Glenn Murphy will resign as its chairman and chief executive on Feb. 1, and the retailer will promote its digital leader Art Peck to CEO.
NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.
The U.S. stock market surged to its biggest gain of the year, erasing a loss from a day earlier.
Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently to grasp, letting them pluck fruit without crushing it.
A boil-water advisory that closed restaurants and forced schools to operate with bottled water for nearly a week in a wealthy Seattle suburb has been lifted, even though inspectors never found the source of E. coli that prompted it.
The personal computer market is still ailing, despite showing some signs of recovery in several key markets.
Wholesale cash prices Thursday:
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Vice President Joe Biden is teaming up with "Law & Order" star Mariska Hargitay to do television ads raising awareness about domestic violence.
A Colorado ski resort says Salt Lake City can't market itself as Ski City USA because the winter sports slogan is too similar to their decades-old nickname for Steamboat Springs.
Nevada will have nearly 35,000 more residents in the year 2032 than it would have if the state hadn't landed the Tesla Motors battery factory and another out-of-state business, according to new projections released Wednesday.
A scientist studying the brains of deceased athletes with head trauma criticized the proposed NFL concussion settlement, saying it would not compensate retirees who exhibit mood swings, aggression, depression or other aberrant behavior.
Former top regulator Timothy Geithner defended terms of the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group Inc., saying Wednesday that the insurance giant's exceptionally risky behavior had caused losses that called for strict treatment.
Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.
AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back to them.
Amgen said Wednesday that its version of Humira, the best-selling drug in the world, worked as well as the original medication in a late-stage clinical trial.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.
Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right.
Pretty pumps and perfect hemlines are nice, Michelle Obama says, but young people interested in careers in fashion should expect to work hard, take risks and even be rejected.
It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.
Shares of Ford Motor Co. fell Wednesday after a Morgan Stanley analyst cut his stock price target by $2 and reduced earnings estimates through 2016.
Citigroup's subprime lending unit, OneMain Financial Holdings, on Wednesday filed for an IPO valued at $50 million.
Sears said Wednesday that it has significant financial flexibility to meet its obligations after a media report said that one of its vendors stopped shipments because some insurance firms for the retailer's suppliers are looking to lower coverage.
Apple is expected to step up its efforts to boost recently slumping iPad sales with the unveiling of its latest tablet computer at an Oct. 16 event.
Shares of J.C. Penney Co. fell nearly 11 percent after the department store operator warned that its sales last month were weaker than expected and it cut its outlook for a key sales measure for the current quarter.
The E.W. Scripps Co., the media company that is spinning off its newspaper business, said Wednesday that it bought weather app maker WeatherSphere. The companies did not give financial details of the deal.
The former FBI chief appointed to investigate the BP oil spill claims process is seeking the return of nearly $240,000 from an Alabama man and his maritime business.
A large number of small online donations can turn pet projects into big lifesavers for animals.
Poland's central bank has lowered its main interest rate by half a percentage point to stimulate the economy and nudge up inflation.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $86.13 per barrel at 12 p.m. Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy put their differences over fiscal discipline and austerity politics aside at an EU jobs summit Wednesday, pledging instead to focus energies on quickly allocating 6.4 billion euros ($7.6 billion) already earmarked to Europe's 5 million unemployed youths.
Passenger traffic on American Airlines and US Airways fell slightly last month, leaving a few more empty seats on planes, especially on flights between the U.S. and Europe.
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Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The government will begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.
Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.
Russia's parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would grant compensation to individuals hit by Western sanctions, a move that the usually compliant opposition criticized as a Kremlin attempt to buy the loyalty of the elite.
Admitting it was a dream come true, Terry Pegula and wife Kim were unanimously approved by NFL owners Wednesday as new owners of the Buffalo Bills.
A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedals.
Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. reported a wider-than-expected loss Wednesday for its fourth quarter on higher expenses, including a one-time legal settlement.
Fighting plans to build a nuclear power plant, a South Korean fishing village is holding a referendum Thursday, even though the government has warned the vote is illegal.
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