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Published August 21st, 2014 - 6:12AM
Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 6:12AM
Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 6:12AM
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 6:02AM
Shares of The Children's Place rose nearly 5 percent Thursday after the retailer reported a narrower loss in its second quarter and increased the lower end of its earnings outlook for the year.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 5:42AM
The FXFL developmental football league will have a team in Brooklyn and will play a six-game season in four cities this year.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 5:32AM
Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 5:02AM
Dollar Tree Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar even though shoppers spent more at its discount stores.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 4:07AM
The New Britain Rock Cats have avoided potential eviction from their baseball stadium by paying more than $164,500 in property taxes.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 3:47AM
Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 2:57AM
A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 2:52AM
Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 1:32AM
Published August 21st, 2014 - 1:02AM
As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.
Published August 21st, 2014 - 12:22AM
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 11:52PM
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 8:12PM
Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 7:42PM
The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 5:52PM
Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?
Published August 20th, 2014 - 4:27PM
Hours after Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred took the ice bucket challenge in Manhattan, he visited the Little League World Series.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 4:56PM
Bellevue’s Puget Sound Energy plans to build a plant to convert natural gas to liquified natural gas at the Port of Tacoma to fuel ships, locomotives, trucks and other vehicles and to supply extra gas to its network during times of high demand.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 4:02PM
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:42PM
Published August 20th, 2014 - 4:13PM
The City of Tacoma is considering vacating a slice of South 49th Street near Interstate 5 to accommodate a proposed furniture store.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:27PM
Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:53PM
Gas stations are among the easiest places for crooks to use stolen credit cards. Pumps are usually unattended, so all the thieves have to do is swipe your plastic to fill up their tanks.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:12PM
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:12PM
L Brands Inc. (LB) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $188.4 million.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:07PM
President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:47PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:37PM
The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In the bond market, prices fell and yields rose as investors prepared themselves for higher interest rates.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:32PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:22PM
A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:02PM
Wholesale cash prices Thursday:
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:42PM
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:42PM
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:12PM
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:02PM
Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:02PM
Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 11:52AM
In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders. The Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency actually have those responsibilities.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 11:52AM
An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 11:32AM
Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:52AM
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Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:52AM
Libya's largest export terminal begun loading a tanker Wednesday destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government, rebels and protesters, the country's oil corporation said.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:42AM
Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:32AM
German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:12AM
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 10:07AM
The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:52AM
Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. beforehand.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:52AM
Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:47AM
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:42AM
Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:12AM
U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 9:07AM
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $94.17 per barrel at 12 p.m. Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 8:52AM
Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 8:07AM
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 7:17AM
J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) on Wednesday reported earnings of $116 million in its fiscal first quarter.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 7:07AM
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 7:07AM
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 6:42AM
Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 6:12AM
Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 6:07AM
The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 5:57AM
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Simonton Windows business to building products maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. for about $130 million.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 5:47AM
Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 5:37AM
Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 5:12AM
Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 3:52AM
Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 3:22AM
Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:32AM
Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 2:07AM
The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 1:47AM
Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:42AM
Beer sales in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are down and expected to keep falling as political tensions weigh on the region's economy, brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:27AM
Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good.
Published August 20th, 2014 - 12:12AM
A "substantial" minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:12PM
American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:32PM
New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:12PM
Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:12PM
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:01PM
Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 6:03PM
Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."
Published August 19th, 2014 - 5:48PM
Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 5:08PM
A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:58PM
A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:08PM
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:48PM
The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:48PM
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:48PM
Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:48PM
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:38PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:23PM
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:18PM
Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:58PM
President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:49PM
But the Pierce County economy also remains more robust than Thurston’s
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:43PM
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:28PM
An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shooting shows it was unjustified, and the state's top lawman said a special grand jury will begin considering whether charges are appropriate against the officers.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:23PM
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:08PM
A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:08PM
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:08PM
U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months. Home Depot and TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other stores, both reported strong earnings.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:13PM
That check from Publishers Clearing House isn’t from Publishers Clearing House and it’s not really a check. It’s a scam.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:38PM
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 18, 2014:
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:28PM
iBook charts for week ending August 18, 2014:
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:23PM
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 11 to Sunday, August 17 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:18PM
U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:08PM
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 7 to Sunday August 17 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:03PM
Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:58PM
Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:48PM
The sale of the Buffalo Bills is entering its final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit their formal bids in about two weeks, a person familiar with the sale process told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:28PM
WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:28PM
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:28PM
A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn't made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:18PM
Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:48AM
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:28AM
New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:23AM
FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:23AM
Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 11:08AM
The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:16PM
Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free washes Thursday at its “tunnel” locations, which include those in Tacoma, Lakewood and Puyallup.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:48AM
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:48AM
British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 9:38AM
Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 8:53AM
Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 8:28AM
Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 8:28AM
The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 8:18AM
HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 8:18AM
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 7:28AM
GameStop Corp. said Tuesday that its CEO, Paul Raines, had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 7:28AM
Egypt selected a consortium of Egyptian and the Persian Gulf companies Tuesday to develop the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones, officials said.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 7:18AM
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 6:28AM
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 5:48AM
Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:53AM
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:48AM
Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners plans to sell automotive industry supplier Waupaca Foundry Inc. to Japan's Hitachi Metals Ltd. for $1.3 billion in cash.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:08AM
China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 4:03AM
Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:28AM
Home Depot's fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:28AM
The world's largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade — and possibly economic growth — is picking up.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 2:48AM
Britain's inflation rate fell more than expected in July, to 1.6 percent from 1.9 percent in June, easing pressure on the Bank of England as it weighs when to raise interest rates.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 1:23AM
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:38AM
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 12:08AM
Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire — a middle finger apparently aimed at the opponents' bench — in the Cleveland Browns' 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 7:04AM
Hires, promotions and awards
Published August 18th, 2014 - 10:28PM
A larger-than-life Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker, Clive Palmer, was widely accused Tuesday of threatening Australia's relationship with its biggest trading partner through an extraordinary tirade against China.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 9:28PM
Philadelphia’s commuter railroad runs alongside at least three crude oil trains every day on two of its lines, and is looking to separate the freight operations in those places to avoid delaying its passenger trains.
Published August 19th, 2014 - 3:48PM
As the workforce ages, fewer Pierce County students are graduating on time from high school
Published August 18th, 2014 - 8:48PM
The NCAA's best argument against the Ed O'Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken — the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 6:18PM
Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 5:13PM
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 5:03PM
The reptile reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 4:18PM
"The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.
Published August 18th, 2014 - 3:43PM
When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
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