Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.
Eli Lilly said Thursday that it will close one of its three manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico at the end of 2015.
A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar.
A firm accused of fraud will pay a $1 million penalty in what federal regulators say is the first case of market manipulation brought against a high-speed trading firm.
A small high-frequency trading firm settled fraud charges and paid a $1 million penalty for fraudulently manipulating stock prices in the final minutes of trading, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
Darden Restaurants, the parent company of the Olive Garden, said Thursday that former Wal-Mart executive Bill Simon is returning to its board of directors.
Advocates for immigrants urged a judge Thursday to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff, arguing the Legislature's intent in passing the statutes wasn't to confront identity theft but rather to combat illegal immigration.
India on Thursday appointed US-based economist Arvind Subramanian as the country's chief economic adviser.
Debt-plagued London Mining PLC has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of a slump in iron ore prices and as the Ebola outbreak complicated the sale of a mine in Sierra Leone.
Quarterback Cole Stoudt is ready for his second chance to lead No. 24 Clemson.
U.S. stock indexes have mostly recovered from a steep decline and are slightly lower at midday.
Netflix Inc. shares sank Thursday on slower subscriber growth and fears of increased competition ahead.
Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount.
John Pistole announced Thursday he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 1/2 turbulent years in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for cunning new ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes.
FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mattel said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell 21.5 percent as demand for Barbie and American Girl dolls fell.
If the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.
A measure of factory activity in the Philadelphia region slipped last month, but remained at a healthy level, evidence that U.S. manufacturing output is holding up despite signs of a global slowdown.
Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. The 30-year loan hit its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows amid concern over global economic weakness.
CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.
Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday.
U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub.
U.S. stocks are opening lower while European markets suffer even steeper declines.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. The results excluding those items beat expectations.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.
Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov said a Kazakh dissident banker is in danger if a court rules he should be extradited from France.
The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the future of its bailout program.
Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.
Goldman Sachs said its third-quarter profit jumped 48 percent as revenue from trading bonds and currencies rose. The bank also raised its dividend by a nickel to 60 cents per share.
The European Union's top energy official says he's cautiously optimistic about chances of a deal to secure gas supplies this winter for Ukraine and Europe as he prepares for new talks with Kiev and Moscow.
Philip Morris International's third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.
Spain sold fewer 10-year bonds than it had hoped in an auction Thursday, amid broader jitters in financial markets.
UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter earnings inched up 2 percent but that was enough to help the nation's largest health insurer trump Wall Street expectations and raise its 2014 forecast for the first time this year.
Southwestern Energy will spend about $5.38 billion to acquire drilling assets in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania now owned by Chesapeake Energy.
Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! Putin!," Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on economic issues, including on the South Stream gas pipeline opposed by the European Union.
Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has reduced its stake in British retailer Tesco to under 3 percent, offering a fresh slap to the struggling company.
KLM says Pieter Elbers is replacing Camiel Eurlings as president and chief executive officer of the Dutch airline with immediate effect.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Thursday that there can be no exceptions to European Union rules on national deficit targets, a clear message to France after it backed off promises to bring down its budget overspend.
Asian stock markets mostly steadied Friday after a fall in U.S. unemployment applications and comments from a Federal Reserve official eased nerves about a stalling economic recovery.
Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
Sure you love matching little candy pieces with each other, or spelling out words with your pals. But New Jersey gambling regulators want to let you do it for real money.
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for smashing and fermenting into distinctive artisanal brews.
The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week.
Nestle S.A., the world's biggest food and drink company, on Thursday reported a 3-percent drop in group sales for the first nine months of the year, impacted by weakness in currencies against the Swiss franc and other costs.
The city of Detroit, with financial help from the state, plans to demolish the home of the Detroit Red Wings and give the land to a creditor for development as part of a major settlement in the city's bankruptcy case, lawyers said Thursday.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG posted flat sales for the first nine months of 2014, but said Thursday the results show strong demand for its cancer drugs and emerging new products.
Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.
Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season.
Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved loan terms.
Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.
A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.
A move by oil giant BP to have a court fire the administrator of a damage claims settlement arising from the 2010 BP oil spill was opposed Wednesday by the administrator as well as by lawyers for Gulf Coast interests claiming harm from the disaster.
Financial volatility returned with a vengeance Wednesday as U.S. stock prices plunged precipitously before recouping some of the loss in a late rally. Absent most of the year, jitters returned across the financial spectrum and virtually no class of financial assets was spared.
Bruce McCain of KeyBank says the current market downturn provides a string of possibilities for investors not afraid of risk.
Two U.S. senators are questioning why the nation's auto safety regulators let car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.
Puget Sound Energy plans to install four shipping containers housing lithium iron phosphate batteries to keep the power on when lines go down in the Cascade mountains, the utility said.
Stocks ended a wild day mostly lower Wednesday as indexes recovered much of an early plunge. Investors dumped risky assets in heavy trading and parked their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted as much as 460 points in afternoon trading, then clawed back much of the ground it lost to close down 173.
Battered by competitors, United Airlines is closing its Seattle flight attendant base early next year.
American Express Co. said Wednesday that its net income climbed about 9 percent in the third quarter, as spending by cardholders increased.
EBay Inc. on Wednesday reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter as its PayPal payment unit continued to have strong growth.
International gambling destination Macau continued to pose a challenge for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in the third quarter. But as high-roller gamblers eased back there, other gamblers shelled out at the company's Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore where the casino's daily take climbed almost 7 percent to $4.8 million.
The turbulence that's roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U.S. companies and will likely produce even punier returns for savers.
The Obama administration said Wednesday that China's currency remains "significantly undervalued," but it stopped short of citing China or any other country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.
What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
Greenpeace said Wednesday that one of nine activists charged with felony counts in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters has died.
The downturn in the U.S. stock market has brought it closer to what professional investors refer to as a "correction." That happens when a benchmark index like the Standard & Poor's 500 closes 10 percent or more below a recent peak.
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This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Two national organizations representing many of the nations public school districts declared on Wednesday that theyre taking action to make sure students don't get stuck having to take unnecessary tests.
Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge.
Wholesale cash prices Thursday:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year.
Homebuilders were one of the few bright spots during a huge stock sell-off Wednesday, with hopes rising that a rush by investors into the bond market would drive mortgage rates lower.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
They were known as the prized "black accounts," those held in Swiss banks by wealthy Americans who wanted to make sure their billions of dollars in assets were securely hidden from the IRS, a longtime banker testified Wednesday in the trial of a former senior executive at UBS AG.
The federal deficit fell sharply in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 – but the federal debt continues to rise.
The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation.
Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent last month, state officials said Wednesday.
Investors flooded into the U.S. Treasury market in a way not seen since the depths of the financial crisis, causing the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to fall below 2 percent for the first time in more than a year.
In a trans-Atlantic debate over cigarette packaging, North Carolina's governor poses a rhetorical question to the Irish and French governments: Would Guinness be recognizable labeled simply as "beer?" Or would champagne sell as well in a bottle lacking its distinctive curves?
What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you're like some small business owners you try to profit from it.
The U.S. economy was strengthening in most regions of the country in September to early October, helped by gains in consumer spending, manufacturing and commercial construction, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions.
The Nasdaq composite has dipped 10 percent below its most recent closing high of 4,598.19 from Sept. 2. That means the tech-heavy index was trading at a level that would qualify as a "correction" at the end of the day.
The Czech prime minister says the country will introduce screening of passengers at the capital's international airport in efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Time Warner is banking on comic book superheroes, a new line of movies from the creator of Harry Potter and Lego franchise sequels to drive its box office numbers higher.
Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a preliminary order with Airbus for 250 A320neo Family aircraft.
Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles.
Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.
Stocks are plunging as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.
A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. She has now been diagnosed with Ebola and officials are now contacting other passengers on the plane.
The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment.
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All kidding aside, New York now has an official state snack, and it is yogurt.
CNN's "Crossfire" and Jane Velez-Mitchell's nightly show on HLN are both being canceled as a result of budget cuts at CNN Worldwide.
News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $81.15 per barrel at 12 p.m. Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.
Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?
The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the government reported Wednesday.
CSX railroad's top executive said Wednesday regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service.
Two Brazilian companies are raising their bid for banana company Chiquita to approximately $658 million.
Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.
U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in August by the smallest amount in more than a year, while sales fell by the largest amount since January. The data suggest that the economy is still having trouble gaining momentum.
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. said Wednesday that its longtime CEO Donald Morel plans to retire in May. The company, which makes syringes, medicine vials and other medical products, also narrowed its earnings outlook for the year.
New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise.
Russia's budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup may face a squeeze as the ruble's fall against the U.S. dollar makes imported construction materials more expensive, according to the head of the organizing committee.
Pencils down, papers over.
The European Union's executive Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros ($400,000) provided by a German airport to sustain the Irish airline's business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid.
After months out of the spotlight, Greece was back at the center of Europe's financial troubles on Wednesday, when concerns over the stability of the government and its bailout program triggered a massive sell-off in stocks and bonds.
Inflation was limited last month because of falling gasoline and food costs that have lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services.
Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city.
PC maker Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it is resuming buybacks and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 and 2015.
A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.
With Apple's release of larger-screen iPhones last month, Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones no longer have the distinction of being "the next big thing," as Samsung's ads like to tout. But there's still plenty to like in Samsung's phones, including the new Galaxy Note 4 phone out this week.
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.
Beauty products company Estee Lauder is buying fragrance company Le Labo to expand its offerings.
A Sears executive was named acting president and CEO of Sears Canada on Wednesday.
A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.
Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, said Wednesday that its earnings slumped in the third quarter after it agreed to a settlement with the government over its sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Portugal's government is extending into 2015 the main features of its unpopular austerity program, resisting the temptation to sweeten its policies for an election year as it battles to restore the weakened country's financial health.
The cost to Germans of subsidizing renewable energy is set to decline next year for the first time, though the impact on their electricity bills will be only slight.
Qualcomm is buying British chip maker CSR in a deal worth approximately $2.5 billion as it pushes aggressively into technology that connects devices over the Internet.
AbbVie's board is telling shareholders to vote against its own $55 billion takeover bid for the Irish drugmaker Shire after the U.S. made reincorporating overseas a less lucrative tax maneuver.
A union representing pilots at Lufthansa's short-haul Germanwings unit has called members out on a 12-hour strike Thursday, hard on the heels of a walkout by German train drivers in a separate dispute.
China's half billion online shoppers will soon have an easier way to shop in the U.S.
Helge Lund, the CEO of Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil, has resigned after 10 years in charge of the government-controlled company.
Britain's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 percent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008.
Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weakening.
Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok.
Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's exploring the possibility of a ship building joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company and Italy's Fincantieri.
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Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," "better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.
The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans.
The Obama administration unveiled Wednesday the expansion of its efforts to aid the long-term unemployed with grants to help get the jobless back into the workplace.
Goodwill expects solid Halloween sales at its flagship Spanaway “boo-teek.”
South Korea's central bank lowered its key interest rate to a record low Wednesday as it tries to bolster a fragile economic recovery. The bank also downgraded its growth forecasts for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
The drugmaker AbbVie said Tuesday it is having second thoughts about its deal to combine with British counterpart Shire after the U.S. government created new limitations on the tax benefits of incorporating overseas.
The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.
A California businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail and wire fraud involving more than $5 million that his company collected from consumers with pending loans by impersonating authorities in threatening phone calls, federal prosecutors said.
In a quick about-face, the National School Boards Association is cutting ties with the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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