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Published April 15th, 2014 - 5:18AM
Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 5:18AM
German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 5:03AM
Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 4:43AM
Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 3:53AM
China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 3:48AM
An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 3:33AM
Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 2:23AM
Shares in the Italian state-backed Finmeccanica defense contractor are down sharply after the government announced a new CEO.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 2:18AM
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 1:38AM
The European Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 1:18AM
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Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:33AM
The price of oil fell to near $103 a barrel Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:13AM
Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Most investors make a bad decision the minute they pick a mutual fund.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret. If you’re due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all.
Published April 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
NEW YORK — The number of Americans who say they’ve had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:08PM
About 4,500 calls failed to get through during a six-hour Washington state 911 outage last week, CenturyLink said Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 4:18PM
Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 4:18PM
FIFA says nearly 200,000 tickets will be available in the last online sales phase for the World Cup in Brazil.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 4:11PM
Some 2,500 clerical and passenger service employees at SeaTac's Alaska Airlines have approved a new 5-year union contract.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:53PM
FIFA says nearly 200,000 tickets will be available in the last online sales phase for the World Cup in Brazil.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:43PM
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising slightly and rates on six-month bills unchanged.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:23PM
The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:13PM
Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:08PM
Amid Russian provocations, Obama faces test of willingness to follow through on tough warnings
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:53PM
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Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:53PM
A federal appeals court has overturned a disclosure requirement that public companies must post information about their use of minerals from Congo, where militias linked to atrocities have profited from mining minerals used in electronics, jewelry and other goods.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:38PM
Canada is suspending $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:38PM
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:23PM
Stocks rose Monday, recovering some of the ground they lost last week, as investors drew encouragement from solid earnings from Citigroup and a sharp gain in retail sales last month.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:18PM
The Pacers' biggest win so far this season came Monday — off the court.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:13PM
Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:03PM
The Affordable Care Act’s insurance coverage provisions will be less costly to the federal budget than first projected and premiums for a key health plan are expected to rise by about 6 percent a year, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:03PM
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:03PM
A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:53PM
Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe over injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe's South Florida casino.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:43PM
Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe over injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe's South Florida casino.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:43PM
Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental or remedial college classes ever graduate.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:38PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:33PM
A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:33PM
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:18PM
Stocks are closing higher, clawing back some of the ground they lost last week, as investors were encouraged by solid earnings from Citigroup and a pickup in retail sales last month.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:13PM
Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 1:18PM
One in four Americans waited until the end of tax season to file their returns and a majority think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll released just before the tax deadline.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 12:43PM
Dressed in a powder blue T-shirt, plaid shorts and a pair of flip-flops, Alex Mack looked ready to take a stroll on a beach somewhere in Florida. Maybe someday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 12:23PM
A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 12:18PM
The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments:
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:53AM
The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:33AM
Mexico has announced plans to fight money laundering by using "kingpin" lists like those issued by the United States, although unlike the public U.S. list, Mexico will make its registry confidential, a Mexican official said Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:28AM
Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:23AM
The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:18AM
The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 11:03AM
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 10:33AM
Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 10:33AM
Southwest Airlines Co. says that the co-pilot of a plane that landed at the wrong airport in January has retired, while the plane's captain has resumed flying.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 10:33AM
The lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at his recent terrorism trial pleaded guilty Monday in Syracuse to a federal charge of impeding the IRS.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 10:13AM
Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 10:03AM
The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:58AM
Southwest Airlines says employees will get a record $228 million in profit-sharing this year, nearly double the payout of a year ago.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:48AM
The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:43AM
After several so-so months, retail sales in March posted an outsized 1.1 percent monthly gain, helping to ease fears that the economy might be sliding back into lower gear.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:33AM
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:33AM
Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:28AM
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:23AM
For the first time in nearly three decades, Joe Dumars won't play a major role in shaping the future of the Detroit Pistons.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:13AM
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $103.94 per barrel at 12 p.m. Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:08AM
Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore Xstrata Plc says it is buying oil exploration firm Caracal Energy Inc. for about 800 million pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 9:03AM
No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:53AM
U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading after the government reported that retail sales notched their biggest increase since 2012 in March.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:38AM
General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:33AM
Wood products company Koppers Inc. said Monday that it will acquire the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $460 million.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:23AM
Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a "major announcement" Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta's new downtown stadium.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 8:08AM
Grain futures were higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:58AM
The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:38AM
World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:38AM
Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:33AM
A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:18AM
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. said Monday that its board has rejected a proposal from fellow insurance company Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. to buy it for about $3.2 billion.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:18AM
Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:13AM
U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:13AM
Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:03AM
China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 7:03AM
U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 6:58AM
Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by a pickup in retail sales last month.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 6:38AM
European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 6:08AM
The BBC reports that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe medicines in Poland.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 5:38AM
U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 5:38AM
Financial services provider TIAA-CREF says it's buying investment manager Nuveen Investments in a deal valued at $6.25 billion including debt.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 5:38AM
The price of oil rose Monday on the prospect of higher demand in the U.S. and escalating tensions in Ukraine.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 5:28AM
Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. The earnings improved even as revenue from mortgage refinancing and bond trading fell.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 5:13AM
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Published April 14th, 2014 - 4:58AM
Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it aims to return to profitability by 2018 by reducing the number of models and relying on its recent rescue by Chinese investors and the French state.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:53AM
Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 3:33AM
In sworn testimony last year, General Motors’ lead engineer in dealing with a faulty ignition switch repeatedly denied having any knowledge of a part change although he personally signed off on the redesign in 2006, excerpts of his deposition show.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 2:08AM
King Juan Carlos of Spain began a visit to the Persian Gulf region on Monday by telling United Arab Emirates officials that deepening ties with their oil-rich country was a top priority, highlighting the role wealthy Arab states could play in shoring up the battered Spanish economy.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 12:38AM
Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology.
Published April 14th, 2014 - 12:05AM
You buy your frozen turkey on Thanksgiving morning, you do all your Christmas shopping on Dec. 24 and you still haven’t done your 2013 tax return.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 11:43PM
A group of Chinese state-owned companies is buying a Peruvian copper mine from Glencore Xstrata Plc for $5.85 billion, adding to a wave of Chinese resource acquisitions abroad.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 9:23PM
Asian stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 4:58PM
Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 1:13PM
Glencore Xstrata Plc has agreed to sell its copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion in cash.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 11:23AM
"Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 9:13AM
Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."
Published April 13th, 2014 - 8:03AM
The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 7:08AM
This is a topic that one must approach delicately so as not to offend the reader's sensibilities, but since it is a matter of importance for which you may receive a bill for some portion of $470 million, we start out with an analogy.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 7:08AM
Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 6:23AM
The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 5:18AM
The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting audited vary greatly, depending on income.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 4:58AM
Officials say Dubai airport, the Mideast's busiest, will undergo a major runway overhaul starting next month that will see more than a dozen airlines shift flights to another airport in the city.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 2:13AM
The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The first intercollegiate basketball game was played in 1896 or thereabouts — shockingly, research numbering into the minutes reveals multiple claims to the first ever, and how could a fact on the Internet ever be in dispute?
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
OK, procrastinators, here’s a friendly reminder: Time is running out before April 15, the deadline for filing your federal and state tax returns.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy’s iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smartphone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media messages; and even act as a remote control for your phone’s music player. Caveat: So-called wearable devices are still rough around the edges. But the three below are standouts in a rapidly evolving genre.
Published April 13th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Clean-up on aisle 1, and aisles 2, 3, 4, 5 ... . Nineteen years after expanding into the South Sound, Metropolitan Market plans to spend the next six months in a quest to move grocery shopping further toward a “shopping experience.” Workers last week began the first step of a six-stage, six-month remodeling plan that eventually will offer Tacoma shoppers more space, a more efficient aisle layout and a few surprises. (Spoiler alert: Think pommes frites.)
Published April 12th, 2014 - 8:45PM
Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 7:40PM
A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 5:30PM
Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 5:30PM
Dance With Fate gave trainer Peter Eurton and the colt's owners a nice dilemma Saturday in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, charging past Pablo Del Monte for the victory and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field — if the brain trust wants it.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 1:55PM
No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 10:10AM
State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 8:10AM
The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Fifty years later, some of those ideas have turned out to be commonplace in our world. Others? Not so much.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 8:05AM
The millions of visitors who attended the New York World's Fair that opened in 1964 were introduced to a range of technological innovations and predictions.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 8:05AM
The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn't likely anytime soon.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 6:30AM
The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 5:55AM
President Barack Obama is making his case for equal pay for women — a leading election-year issue for Democrats.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 3:10AM
After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 2:25AM
A Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city with all 256 passengers kept on board for the entire time late last month because of immigration regulations, bad weather and limits on the crew's work hours.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 1:10AM
The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 12:55AM
Is the selling over or has it just begun?
Published April 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Military leaders lead. Politicians can lead too, of course, but usually not before sticking a wet finger in the wind to learn how political winds blow.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressional committee said Friday there were “failures within the system” over the handling of flawed ignition switches in General Motors Co. vehicles, which have been linked to 13 deaths.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
After a spate of bad publicity over the use of an ingredient also used in the making of yoga mats, Subway confirmed that the chemical will be removed from all of its breads in a week.
Published April 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 11:20PM
The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 10:54PM
An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 9:14PM
Investors have clipped the wings of high-flying tech stocks in recent weeks, as they re-focus on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples. Shares of tech favorites such as Facebook, Netflix and Twitter are 19 percent to 46 percent below their recent peaks.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 9:09PM
The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 8:34PM
A seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service that left dispatchers deeply troubled was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor, CenturyLink said Friday.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 7:02PM
A company that makes specialized parts for electric guitars is relocating to downtown Tacoma, bringing 15 employees with plans to hire several more.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 4:48PM
Passengers sailing on the Grandeur of the Seas from the Port of Baltimore have been sickened on two consecutive trips, federal health officials say.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:45PM
The U.S.-based subsidiary of a Chinese real estate development company has proposed a $200-million mixed-use high-rise project adjacent to downtown's Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:42PM
The price of oil rose nearly 3 percent this week on expectations that U.S. drivers would hit the road and drive up demand for gasoline.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:42PM
Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:37PM
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Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:22PM
Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems — and that one part of GM often didn't know what another was doing.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 3:15PM
The Lincoln District will welcome a new neighbor – actually, a long-time neighbor moving to a new location – on Sunday morning.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 2:57PM
Shares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10-month low Friday amid continuing fallout from a mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 2:57PM
Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 2:37PM
Stocks dropped Friday for a second day in a row as investors grew anxious that corporate earnings growth is faltering. Weaker results at JPMorgan Chase dragged bank stocks lower. More declines in high-growth Internet and biotechnology stocks pushed the Nasdaq composite down for the third week in a row.
Published April 11th, 2014 - 2:37PM
California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium.
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