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Published November 14th, 2014 - 5:21AM
Hertz said Friday that it will need to restate its financial results for 2012 and 2013 and that it doesn't currently expect to file updated financial statements before mid-2015. The car rental company also announced that it will lower its costs by about $100 million annually.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 5:01AM
The ex-wife of multibillionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm plans to appeal a court ruling that awarded her nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, according to her attorney.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 5:01AM
The head of the Polish Volleyball Federation and the chief of a security firm have been detained by the country's anti-corruption office.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 4:21AM
A prominent German business executive has been convicted of breach of trust and tax evasion and sentenced to three years in prison over costs he incurred as CEO of a troubled department store company.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 2:56AM
A proposed global emergency fund to contain the next Ebola outbreak would also provide an incentive for drug companies to develop vaccines to fight other future pandemics, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 2:06AM
The European Central Bank remains under pressure to do more to shore up the economy of the 18-country eurozone despite third-quarter figures Friday showing a modest uptick in growth and Greece's emergence from recession.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 1:41AM
China's auto sales growth held steady in October after a long decline, while local brands regained market share from global rivals, an industry group reported Friday.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 1:21AM
Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeastern coast, prompting the Australian prime minister to angrily accuse Russia of trying to reclaim the "lost glories" of the Soviet Union.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 1:01AM
Published November 14th, 2014 - 12:41AM
The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 12:21AM
We've come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers — not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries, but by shaking their hands as Atlantic City casino greeters.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 12:21AM
The release Monday of Japan's quarterly economic data, normally a routine event, is getting far more attention than usual: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make the dour GDP reading the basis for calling a snap election.
Published November 14th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The quirkiness of parts of the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act is coming into sharper focus as the Department of Veterans Affairs takes its final, long-awaited steps to fully implement the complex statute.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:46PM
The annual G-20 leadership summit that groups democrats with authoritarians and rich nations with poor has long suffered from a perception it's all talk and no action. This year, leaders are under extra pressure to produce something tangible.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:21PM
The German economy, Europe's biggest, returned to modest growth of 0.1 percent in the third quarter — avoiding a technical recession after contracting slightly in the previous three-month period, official data showed Friday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:06PM
A Malaysian woman who died in a car accident due to a defective air bag manufactured by Takata Corp. was pregnant and perished with her unborn baby, Japanese automaker Honda said Friday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 10:16PM
Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it's too complex and lengthy for the average user.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:46PM
Corruption is a perennial topic for the G-20, with leaders dubbing it a threat to global growth, and activists arguing it hurts the poorest countries the most by siphoning away desperately needed money that could be used to improve health systems, schools and roads.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:21PM
World stocks were mostly higher Friday after a report showed economic growth in the eurozone was slightly better than expected, though still sluggish by global standards.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:56PM
The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:46PM
Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:21PM
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on numerous counts of conspiracy, making him the highest-ranking executive charged in the April 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. Here is a timeline of major events in the Upper Big Branch disaster in southern West Virginia, beginning with the explosion:
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:56PM
Virgin America says its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares has priced at $23 apiece.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:51PM
A federal grand jury in Texas indicted the CEO of Minnesota-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions Inc. Thursday on charges he conspired to sell a varicose-vein treatment device for unapproved uses.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:36PM
Two agricultural companies sued Maui County on Thursday to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:31PM
A federal judge in New Orleans is sticking to his ruling that said BP's conduct in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster amounted to "gross negligence."
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:01PM
Ongoing rail service problems have left power plants from Minnesota to Texas low on coal as an early blast of winter weather hit the nation’s midsection this week.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:51PM
Don Blankenship, the steely-eyed executive once dubbed "The Dark Lord of Coal Country," on Thursday became the highest-ranking coal official to face federal charges in the nation's deadliest mine disaster in 40 years.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:16PM
Adrian Peterson will have a hearing via conference call on Monday about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:58PM
Four postal unions will stage a rally Friday, Nov. 14 to “send a powerful message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahue and the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.”
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:01PM
Nordstrom Inc. shares jumped in extended trading Thursday after the upscale department store operator reported improved fiscal third-quarter sales and profits.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:56PM
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:49PM
Parent group Provenance Hotels has announced that some of its properties, including Hotel Murano, will offer Tesla high-power connectors and a standard electric vehicle charger for guests and the public at no charge beyond standard parking fees.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:21PM
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Thursday as traders weighed generally strong earnings reports against the falling fortunes of energy companies. The Dow Jones industrial average eked out another record high, its seventh in eight trading days
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:16PM
Wheat prices are surging this week as temperatures plunge in the U.S. Plains states and after a government report showed domestic supplies slipped.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:01PM
A massive cyberbreach that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 Department of Homeland Security workers earlier this year also exposed data belonging to numerous workers at other federal agencies, a former senior DHS official said Thursday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:56PM
Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:36PM
In a blend of crude oil and raw politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:56PM
BP and its traders routinely manipulated prices to overcharge California as much as $300 million when it sold natural gas to the state, California and a fired BP employee allege in a lawsuit against the British energy company.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:51PM
The NFL players' union wants to negotiate with the league in changing the personal conduct policy.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:41PM
The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded, killing 29 people, was indicted Thursday on federal charges related to a safety investigation that followed the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:41PM
President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:31PM
President Barack Obama carries a big stick with him when he arrives in Australia on Friday to meet with leaders of the world’s largest economies – the U.S. economy.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:21PM
Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:01PM
Shares of UPS fell briefly after the delivery company forecast 2015 earnings below expectations.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:01PM
Jimmy Vaccaro never had to go far to find some action in the Pennsylvania town where he grew up. Even as a teenager he knew the bookie in the backroom of the local candy store, where the cigar smoke was thick and bets could be made on any game in the country.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:23PM
Avamere Georgian House of Lakewood will lay off 69 employees when it closes in January, although some of those employees may be rehired to serve at a newly remodeled facility in East Tacoma.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:51PM
Add a U.S. Senate committee hearing to the growing list of troubles facing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:51PM
An accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado killed one worker and seriously injured two others Thursday, authorities said.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:46PM
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:41PM
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:33PM
Something about the deal smelled fishy.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:41PM
A manageable mortgage would give borrowers the leeway to integrate the management of their mortgage into their lifestyle and budgetary practices, without weakening the discipline that many borrowers require.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:19PM
The price of oil took another sharp tumble Thursday as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 12:04PM
BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:59AM
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced Thursday that he plans to retire March 19, and the Fed says a search firm has been hired to find his replacement.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:59AM
Hot air balloons drifting in multicolored splashes against a blue heaven are a common sight in the Napa Valley. But lately, more than balloons have been taking to the wine country skies.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:57AM
General Motors says it now has contacted the families of the original 13 people whose deaths GM linked to faulty small-car ignition switches to tell them about its compensation program.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:57AM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he "couldn't disagree more" with comments made by Players Association executive director Michele Roberts about the league's salary system.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:42AM
The federal government started the new budget year with a higher deficit in October than a year ago, but the increase reflected quirks in the calendar rather than a deterioration in the government's budget outlook.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:50AM
J.C. Penney announces the closure of its Sumner distribution facility.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 11:02AM
The growing globalization of financial markets requires the Federal Reserve to understand how economic developments in other nations may affect the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:23PM
A Tacoma investment firm earned national recognition by its peers this fall for its investment strategy.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 10:02AM
Portuguese media say police have detained the head of the country's immigration service and several other senior officials in a corruption investigation centered on the granting of residence permits to investors from outside the European Union.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:42AM
Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:37AM
Syria's Western-backed opposition on Thursday called on international donors to help stave off a food crisis in the country where drought and civil war have caused a dramatic drop in wheat production this year.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:02AM
Stocks are edging mostly higher as traders welcome more positive corporate earnings news.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:02AM
Recipients of the A.M. Turing Award, one of the most prestigious honors in computing, will now receive $1 million, a fourfold increase.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 8:57AM
The chief financial officer of United Technologies Corp. says the aerospace giant is positioning itself for another large acquisition.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 8:42AM
U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of a steadily improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 8:22AM
A North Carolina man who prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme is pleading not guilty to charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 8:12AM
A subsidiary of the Edmonton Oilers has sued the owner of the junior league Erie Otters for $4.5 million.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 8:02AM
Early enrollment for the health overhaul's small business insurance exchanges fell far short of the 2 million workers who were expected to sign up this year. The shortfall calls into question the future of the exchanges as they begin accepting enrollment for 2015.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:42AM
Belarus wants to strengthen its economic ties to the West and could even help it bypass Russia's ban on some Western foods by reprocessing EU products.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:27AM
One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:22AM
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, approaching their lows for the year. The benchmark 30-year loan rate hovered near 4 percent.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:17AM
Now that an activist investor has unseated Darden's board, more changes appear to be on the horizon for the operator of the Olive Garden restaurant chain.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:17AM
Portugal's government is trying for the second time in two years to sell flag carrier TAP Air Portugal.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:02AM
The NFL has announced seven winners of its second Head Health Challenge.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:42AM
Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:37AM
Pawn shop operator Cash America International Inc. has completed the spinoff of its online financial services subsidiary into a separate, publicly traded company.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:37AM
Sanctions against Russia and the falling value of the ruble will not drive up the cost of the 2018 World Cup, the head of the country's organizing committee said Thursday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:37AM
Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year's highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:22AM
Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as consumers increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 6:12AM
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:42AM
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive momentum.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:42AM
Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country's decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Since China emits more carbon and other heat-trapping gases than any other country, the pledge boosted global efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change. Fulfilling its pledge, however, will require China to transform a booming economy that still largely depends on polluting industries such as steel production and manufacturing. The country does have important advantages, having already developed enormous capacities for solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:37AM
Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:22AM
The Mideast's biggest airline, Emirates, says it will resume flights from Dubai to the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital of Irbil after halting them following advances by the Islamic State group.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:22AM
Federal contract workers at the U.S. Capitol and other high profile locations in Washington planned to go on a one-day strike Thursday, pushing for higher wages and collective bargaining rights.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 5:02AM
A lot needs to go right for the eurozone's economy to get going again.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:42AM
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. jumped Thursday following a media report that toy company Hasbro is in discussions to buy the studio.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:42AM
Viacom Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 9 percent from a year ago, but the media company's adjusted earnings and revenue still beat Wall Street expectations.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:37AM
Kohl's Corp. reported fiscal third-quarter results that missed Wall Street expectations as sales at its department stores fell.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 4:22AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:46AM
Stocks wavered between small gains and losses on Thursday to close little changed as traders weighed generally strong earnings reports against the falling fortunes of energy companies.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 2:46AM
Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or to pass a full-year spending bill to clear the decks for a fresh start when the GOP gets full control of Congress in January.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:31AM
More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 1:26AM
Port operator DP World said on Thursday it has reached a deal to buy the Dubai government-linked operator of free-trade zones in the Middle Eastern commercial hub for $2.6 billion.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 3:23PM
Hotel Murano is offering a free charge for electric vehicles parked in its lot.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:28PM
The annual G-20 summit is descending on the capital of Australia's sunshine state with a promise to anoint it as a truly global city. But some inhabitants of Brisbane, once pilloried by Australians as a faintly seedy oversized country town, would prefer if world leaders had continued to pass them by.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:18PM
The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by the Indian government, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:18PM
The ride-sharing service Uber X won an experimental license Thursday to arrange private rides throughout much of Pennsylvania, a victory that came with a warning "to abandon its anarchist ways" and comply with state regulators.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:08PM
More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 10:48PM
New Jersey lawmakers passed a pair of measures Thursday stemming from the politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 10:18PM
As the U.S. and China — the world's top two polluting nations — turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:38PM
Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 9:12AM
Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:28PM
Prepaid cards allow users to store and spend their money without tying themselves to a traditional bank. Now regulators want many of the protections that cover bank accounts expanded to this product.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:23PM
The politically-fraught issue of forcing big, multinational companies to pay more tax will be high on the agenda at this weekend's G-20 summit in Brisbane.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:18PM
Harvard University has announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a Harvard graduate, is supporting a major initiative to significantly expand its computer science studies.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:08PM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is extending many of the financial protections of bank accounts to prepaid cards.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:08PM
The Associated Press discovered significant discrepancies between financial records and what a Chinese company backed by U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley reported as part of its $654 million stock offering. Issues of murky financial information and lax oversight have become increasingly important as U.S. mutual funds and pension funds invest more regularly in Chinese companies.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:08PM
The pitch to investors described a company on the verge of spectacular success: a Chinese firm making sophisticated, high-end chemicals used to fight fires, stain-proof fabrics and toughen touchscreens. Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. boasted rock-bottom labor costs, unique manufacturing techniques and net profit margins triple those of competitors such as DuPont Co. and 3M Co.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:08PM
Small business owners are less angst-ridden about health care than you might think.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 9:01PM
Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.
Published November 13th, 2014 - 7:08AM
Conditions for small businesses have improved to levels not lately seen.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 5:23PM
Ian Somerhalder, star of The CW series "Vampire Diaries," has publicly shown his opposition to a proposal to set up a fracking well in St. Tammany Parish.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 4:28PM
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable despite the uncertainty raised by President Barack Obama's call for tougher regulations on high-speed Internet service providers.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:32PM
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:27PM
Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:27PM
By giving labor groups more access to its lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, Volkswagen signaled Wednesday that it won't follow the lead of other foreign-owned automakers in the South in seeking to tamp down union activity.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:22PM
There are not that many pigs in his home state. But there are millions in the early presidential voting state of Iowa. And that's making for a tough decision for Chris Christie, who is both New Jersey's governor and a potential presidential candidate.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:17PM
Hackers from China were able to breach government computer systems at the agency that oversees the National Weather Service, according to the chairman of a Congressional subcommittee that oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's budget.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 2:47PM
Published November 12th, 2014 - 2:27PM
The London-based Bonhams auction house sold off a collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts Wednesday over the objections of the Mexican government, which says at least half the pieces are fake and the rest rightly belong to it as national heritage.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 2:04PM
J.C. Penney Co. narrowed its third-quarter loss but sales slowed as warm weather curbed demand for fall merchandise.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wednesday, breaking a string of five record high closes.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
It's been 15 years since Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten the message by now, with all the news of online data breaches, revelations about broad government surveillance, and advertisers tracking your every move as you travel around the Web.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
Federal officials say crash tests will show by early 2015 whether guardrails found along many U.S. highways work are safe.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
Some conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned executive action on immigration, inviting comparisons to last year's shutdown showdown over the health care law.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:48PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday delayed plans to handle a challenge to the Obama administration's health care law because the Supreme Court is stepping into a separate case covering the same legal ground.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:48PM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered placing new limits on how states can assess income tax on money that residents earn across state lines.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:33PM
U.S. stock indexes are ending mostly lower, breaking a string of five record high closes.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:12PM
Wholesale cash prices Thursday:
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:12PM
The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 12:48PM
A company spokesman said news this week of DaVita’s partnership with a hospital chain won’t immediately result in job growth in the South Sound, but that it ‘bodes well’ for Tacoma
Published November 12th, 2014 - 12:46PM
Dow Chemical said Wednesday that it is boosting its quarterly dividend 14 percent, more than doubling the amount of shares it can buy back and raising its target for selling more of its non-core assets.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 3:32PM
Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 12:37PM
It wasn't the year for the everyman poker hobbyist at the World Series of Poker's final main event table, but rather it was a matchup of skilled professionals with online poker pedigrees, backed by teams of strategists stockpiled with data.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:42AM
A company with ties to the nation's largest overseer of subprime mortgages announced under pressure Wednesday it will stop collecting controversial insurance fees from homeowners whose properties were under foreclosure. The announcement came three months after The Associated Press highlighted its business practices.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:32AM
The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will present the United States with a proposed plan to stem child migration from their countries.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:22AM
Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:17AM
Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola. But the effort has sparked an ethical debate over how to study unproven medicines amid an outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:12AM
The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S. — the top two polluters — presented a joint plan to limit emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are blamed for warming the planet.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 1:52PM
John Browne reached the pinnacle of his profession while hiding a secret that eventually ended his run as the CEO and chairman of global energy giant BP.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 11:02AM
In the beginning, it was about money as much as rights.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 10:57AM
A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.
Published November 12th, 2014 - 10:42AM
For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
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