Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.
Wholesale cash prices Tuesday:
Atlantic City's casino industry saw its operating profits rise in the third quarter of this year, helped by Internet gambling money and the absence of large losses racked up last year by weaker casinos.
Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.
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An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.
A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has given back to "the birthplace of our game."
The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.
Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71.
The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Glynn Cyprien as a basketball operations assistant and scout.
Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months.
A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
A proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington, would handle more crude transported by rail than any single facility in the U.S. when running at full capacity, according to an analysis by The Columbian newspaper.
The things investors should be grateful for are less tied to short-term results and more about how they can succeed in all conditions over time.
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless."
From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
Federal authorities arrested a one-time owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush for alleged fraud in the operation and purchase of the arena football team.
The executive who led American Airlines successfully through bankruptcy reorganization but did not remain long after a huge merger with another carrier has joined the board of Wal-Mart.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $74.53 per barrel at 12 p.m. Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.
U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.
Budweiser is putting its Clydesdales out to pasture for the holidays.
Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday.
The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020.
Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.
In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse.
U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence.
Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
HealthSouth will spend about $750 million on the privately held owner of Encompass Home Health and Hospice in a deal that helps the rehabilitation hospital operator expand into home health care.
A subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc. has started its tender offer tied to its approximately $445 million acquisition of optical network device company Oplink Communications Inc.
Gap is teaming up with Zalando to sell its clothing and accessories on the European online retailer's website, helping to expand its presence in the region.
Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.
A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly.
Greece may be exiting a cruel six-year recession, but it will take at least 20 years for employment to regain pre-crisis levels without concerted action, the United Nations' labor organization says.
Greek officials and debt inspectors will meet in Paris Tuesday to restart a review of the nation's financial reforms before the bulk of the country's bailout loans end this year.
A judge sent former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to prison Monday while the ex-leader fights accusations of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.
Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium.
Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as the boost from China's surprise interest rate cuts faded and investors awaited U.S. economic data and an OPEC meeting.
A closely-watched survey shows German business confidence rose in November, putting an end to six consecutive months of declines.
The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one.
Agrochemicals giant Syngenta says it is eliminating or reshuffling 1,800 jobs globally as part of a $1 billion cost-cutting program to boost earnings.
The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price.
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
The city of Detroit said Monday it needs more time to wrap up critical deals with creditors before it will be ready to officially emerge from bankruptcy.
Amazon will deliver millions of holiday gifts this year. Here’s how they gear up for the rush.
Innovation Economy rallied from last to win the $67,000 allowance feature by 6 1/4 lengths on Sunday at Aqueduct.
The construction services firm Jacobs Engineering says CEO Craig Martin will step down in late December because of health reasons.
New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship.
President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.
North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.
The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.
Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.
Spliddit.org builds on decades of research in economics, mathematics and computer science to provide what the site says are “indisputable fairness guarantees” for any type of division problems.
Union-represented employees at St. Joseph and St. Clare hospitals went on strike last week – sort of. The 1,100 workers were off the job in an announced 24-hour walkout that included informational picketing. Then they went back to work.
Before you can shop an HECM, you must be counseled about the program.
The Senate Finance Committee won’t release a final report on the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate targeting of conservative organizations this year and will do so only after the panel’s leadership switches party positions next year, its top Democrat and Republican said Friday.
Will 5 million undocumented immigrants start pushing U.S. citizens out of their jobs now? Will they start getting government benefits and draining city hall budgets? Or will they start moving up the ladder, paying taxes and giving a boost to the economy?
Senior executives for Takata Corp. and two U.S. automakers apologized Thursday for deaths and injuries caused by exploding airbags.
Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.
In a story Nov. 22 about Island Air taking back bonuses paid to pilots, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason for the bonuses. They were from an agreement to pay bonuses 30 days before the arrival of new planes, not for Christmas.
A New Jersey racetrack says it will soon offer fantasy sports betting.
The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open.
Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.
A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.
Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.
Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing.
When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.
Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment.
There have been times these past few years when Samira Siddiqi couldn't wait for Monday morning to get back to work.
President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.
Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers.
Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.
Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.
A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.
Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.
Touching My Toes romped by 10 lengths in the $68,400 allowance feature for New York-bred fillies and mares on Friday at Aqueduct.
American Airlines Group Inc. said Friday that it will transfer at least 50 planes away from its Envoy Air unit, leading to more job losses at Envoy.
A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison.
Puerto Rico's governor has called a special legislative session to debate a measure that would boost an oil tax by 68 percent.
Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores.
An apparent settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against National Beef brought by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, meatpacking plant, according to a court filing Friday.
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, edging further into record territory as investors welcomed a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"The Queen Latifah Show" will be ending after this season.
Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.
European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal judge.
Nearly 5 million strollers spanning various brands with a hinge that can amputate a child's finger are being recalled this week. Other recalled consumer products include candles that pose a fire hazard and multitools with a defective locking mechanism.
Wholesale cash prices Friday:
Turner Broadcasting channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are back on the Dish network after being dropped from the satellite TV provider's lineup during contract talks.
A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.
Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that the plan lawmakers adopted less than a year ago violates the state constitution's ban on reducing retirement benefits once they're promised.
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.
Aetna Inc. said Friday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 11 percent and plans to repurchase up to $1 billion of its shares.
Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades — but she's never had a deed.
Ski resort operator Peak Resorts and Neff, a company that rents construction equipment, had their initial public offerings on Friday.
Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
A New York City man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that prosecutors say hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.
Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about the state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,929.
Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.
A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus efforts.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $75.76 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.
Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.
Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point.
President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.
Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
SolarCity's stock is surging in premarket trading on Friday following the company's announcement that it is teaming with Walmart on some new solar power and energy storage projects.
HSBC bank was placed under formal investigation in France over services it offered to clients required to pay taxes in France, just days after the private banking branch was charged in Belgium with organized fiscal fraud.
The Walt Disney Co. and Shanghai Media Group are expanding their strategic partnership in China.
Greece's government on Friday submitted its 2015 budget to Parliament, sticking with high-growth and low-deficit predictions that rescue lenders say are too rosy.
Russia's foreign minister said Friday that political issues should not influence decisions on global oil production, even as the country's economy takes a hit from falling oil prices.
Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the United States and other countries.
Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week.
This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.
Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth.
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pressure" and increase its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy.
Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.
Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.
A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie's administration intends to appeal.
Japan's return to recession has renewed questions about the effectiveness of its recent monetary stimulus — and how anything similar would help Europe's struggling economy.
It's the stimulus measure with the long, baffling name.
The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.
Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team.
WildFin American Grill will open its third restaurant at Point Ruston near Point Defiance Park
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, paving the way for a general election next month.
Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insisted on "small table" talks while employers decried the "extended break."
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