The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Reggie Jackson to the Detroit Pistons and acquired Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
A former Fortune 500 executive admitted Thursday that he killed a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what he called a failed suicide attempt when he drove his pickup truck across a highway median into oncoming traffic.
If you've recently purchased a laptop computer made by Lenovo, you may want to hear this: Experts say the world's biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you use the web to shop, pay bills or check email.
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A lawyer appointed to lead negotiations between U.S. bondholders and Argentina over unpaid debts said Thursday the South American nation is not responding to requests to negotiate.
Admitting he has interest in former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says he is unsure whether a contract will be completed this week.
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French drugmaker Sanofi says it is hiring Bayer HealthCare Chairman and CEO Olivier Brandicourt as its next CEO.
Another deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel casino is dead.
For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing.
Police say a worker at a suburban Philadelphia meat rendering plant has been charged with fatally stabbing a colleague a day after the co-worker yanked a chair out from under him as a prank.
Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
Most U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower as a slide in utility companies weighs on the market.
Antitrust regulators are challenging the $3.5 billion sale of US Foods to Sysco, saying the deal would hurt customers by reducing competition between food supply companies.
Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is partnering with pharmaceutical consultancy to develop products that help people stop smoking.
Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted Thursday on three charges after his arrest in a federal bribery case.
Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals.
The time-frame for advancing a revamp of the corporate tax code through Congress is a short-one and may ultimately depend on whether President Barack Obama can win authority to negotiate new trade deals, leaders of a top business lobby said Thursday.
Northern New England's primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, and two unions representing more than 1,700 workers have reached a tentative agreement to end a four-month strike, officials announced Thursday.
The PLO and Palestinian Authority should not be blamed for terror attacks in Israel that killed or wounded Americans in the early 2000s, the groups' lawyer told a New York City jury Thursday, but the victims' attorney insisted the organizations sanctioned the bloodshed.
A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.
Labor unions have agreed to work around the clock five days a week without overtime if needed to build an NFL stadium on St. Louis' blighted north riverfront. Officials said the effort could save $45 million on a project that carries a price tag of as much as $985 million.
Out of his comfort zone, and being quizzed on football politics at Wembley Stadium rather than playing there, Luis Figo made his pitch to run the world game on Thursday.
President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general is defending her office's handling of a money-laundering investigation involving British bank HSBC, saying the deal carried stern penalties even though no individual executives were prosecuted.
Four highway safety groups have asked U.S. safety regulators to require tractor-trailers and big buses to have devices that alert drivers to stopped traffic and brake the trucks if drivers don't respond.
A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field to temporarily halt installation of signs they say will block their view and violate a contract they have with the Chicago Cubs.
Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes of each other at John F. Kennedy Airport.
American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
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The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $51.08 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Venezuelans lined up Thursday for their first chance in years to change bolivars into dollars without having to justify why they need foreign currency.
Ukraine's finance minister rejects the notion that the country's Western bailout lenders might waver in their support in coming years as the bill for rescuing states in the region — including Greece — creeps higher.
Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Manufacturers in the Philadelphia area expanded at a slower rate in February compared with the previous month. New orders have slipped, although shipments and hiring have improved.
General Motors has hired a top lawyer from a large plastics and chemical company as its new general counsel.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels.
President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.
The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $451.8 million.
Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements when they left A123.
Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has named Marc Schneider as its CEO.
Moldova's government is trying to stabilize the country's currency, which plummeted 25 percent this week amid concerns over the financial and political system.
Kimberly-Clark is raising its quarterly dividend by 4.8 percent to 88 cents per share from 84 cents per share.
The condition of an Iowa wrestler who collapsed at the state high school duals tournament has improved.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 12 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter as sale for the critical holiday shopping season perked up amid lower gas prices and an improving economy.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $227 million for the fourth quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2013, as it sustained losses on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates.
DirecTV's fourth-quarter results beat analysts' estimates as it added more subscribers in the U.S.
The European Central Bank's governing council members wrestled with fears that falling prices could become ingrained in the eurozone economy before a "large majority" decided last month to launch a 1 trillion euro monetary boost.
Discovery Communications Inc. said Thursday that its revenue improved in the fourth quarter after it took majority control of Eurosport, a European sports broadcasting network.
T-Mobile US Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $101 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier, as more people signed up for its wireless service.
Ball is buying metal beverage can maker Rexam in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.64 billion in order to stay competitive against other packaging companies.
A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday.
IMG and its parent company has boosted its roster of clients and strengthened its North American business by acquiring Ohio-based Icon Sports Management, which handles a stable that includes Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter.
A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a hard-to-clean medical instrument used on more than half a million people in the U.S. every year.
A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursday.
The nation's top labor official ratcheted up pressure on the two sides haggling over a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, telling them if they don't reach an agreement by Friday, they'll have to leave California and negotiate in Washington.
Thailand's attorney general on Thursday pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy program, a move likely to prolong conflicts in a divided nation plagued by political turmoil and coups.
Two major Japanese information technology companies have signed on as top-tier domestic sponsors for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure.
The union representing about 4,100 Air Canada employees said it has suspended contract talks with the airline over shift trading issues.
Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as exports rose and its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices.
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A federal bankruptcy judge this week heard arguments from consumers who are suing General Motors, saying their cars dropped in value because of a defect with its ignition switches.
A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label.
While Washington's four teams in the Western Hockey League are under investigation for child labor practices, the state Legislature is considering a league request to exempt amateur athletes from state labor laws.
Federal prosecutors say the operator of a "revenge porn" website who posted stolen nude photos online has agreed to plead guilty.
Small fires continued to burn for a third day at the site of the latest crude oil train derailment, more than 100 people remain locked out of their homes and investigators trying to determine the cause endured work in subzero temperatures.
Billed as the nation’s largest cannabis-related convention, CannaCon will open Thursday (Feb. 19) beginning a three-day run on Pier 91 at Smith Cove in Seattle.
Cuba has temporarily reduced the hourly charge for using state-run Internet cafes in the country's first small but substantive public move to increase online access since the declaration of detente with the U.S.
Total containers handled by Puget Sound’s two biggest ports fell by 13 percent in January
Television viewers in 10 U.S. markets are now able to watch their local NBC stations live on computers and mobile devices — as long as they are paying customers.
The Obama administration and Canada have agreed on financing a key piece of a planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, the two governments announced Wednesday.
Mexico's state-run oil company is postponing some deep-water exploration projects in response to a steep drop in global crude prices, the company's director said Wednesday.
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in December despite investors in China and Japan, the two biggest foreign owners of Treasury debt, cutting back on their holdings.
Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up to challenge Apple and its payment system on iPhones.
Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue business district may have lost a coffee shop, but it has gained a retail marijuana outlet.
Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal statistics released Wednesday.
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A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.
The Minnesota Vikings haven't wavered with their public stance since the season ended: They want Adrian Peterson to return.
The U.S. government is investigating how Caterpillar has been moving cash between its business units in the U.S. and overseas, the construction equipment company said Wednesday.
A Florida man who admitted he produced and sold potentially deadly toxins and plotted to kill a woman in London has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison.
The group behind Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics is reaching beyond the city for input on their proposal.
Members of the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting Open Market Committee are torn over whether and when to begin raising their benchmark interest rate that has been near zero for more than six years, minutes of the latest meeting released Wednesday show.
An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California.
Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors.
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said.
Greece's parliament elected a conservative law professor and veteran politician Wednesday as the country's new president, after he received support from the new left-wing government and main center-right opposition party.
Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure.
Mexico is withdrawing as host of the 2017 world swimming championships, citing budget shortfalls connected with the recent drop in oil prices.
Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon's governor after fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber resigned amid ethics questions.
Some of baseball's biggest names helped boost the sale of the second batch of century-old baseball cards to $225,000 at a Maine auction.
A dentist has been charged in the death of a patient who became unresponsive while having 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed.
Shares of Virgin America Inc. rose Wednesday after the airline forecast stable revenue and savings from cheaper jet fuel.
Asian trading was quiet with most markets closed for the Lunar New Year holidays Friday, and Tokyo shares continued to rise on recent optimism about an economic recovery.
Authorities say a stabbing outside a suburban Philadelphia meat processing plant has left one employee dead and another injured.
The city, making good on its vow to seek new non-gambling attractions, has approved redevelopment plans including a giant Ferris wheel and a zip line on the beachfront next to the Steel Pier and restaurants, a rebuilt Boardwalk and an elevated walkway in its Inlet neighborhood.
Ride-hailing app Uber plans to launch its carpooling service in Los Angeles, one of the most congested cities in the world.
Career networking website LinkedIn has launched an Arabic version targeting the Middle East's majority youth population.
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Duke Energy reported an 86 percent drop in its fourth-quarter net income, mainly due to a drought in Brazil that hurt its international energy business.
Anthem has closed its purchase of Florida Medicaid managed care provider Simply Healthcare Holdings Inc., as the nation's second-largest health insurer continues to expand its government business.
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Angie's List Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter results beat analysts' expectations as total paid memberships climbed.
No building is safe from the incredible stress of the 8 feet of snow that has piled up on roofs across New England, and things are expected to get worse before they get better, experts said Wednesday.
The European Union plans to boost capital markets by breaking down barriers to cross border investments as it looks to match the more dynamic venture capital market in the U.S.
U.S. factory production edged up last month as manufacturers cranked out more computers, clothing and steel and other metals, offsetting declines in autos and aerospace.
With 13,000 international buyers and the equivalent of seven football fields full of exhibitor booths, Toy Fair 2015 looks and sounds like the best-behaved children's party ever. Without the young ones in attendance, of course.
U.S. wholesale prices fell by a record amount in January, led by the biggest drop in gasoline prices in six years.
U.S. homebuilders slowed the pace of construction in January, breaking ground on fewer single-family houses ahead of the spring buying season.
Hyatt Hotels Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit rose, benefiting from a gain on the sale of real estate.
The European Union has launched a drive to combat tax evasion following a series of probes into rules that allow multinationals to slash their bills in Luxembourg, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit rose, helped in part by lower expenses. The hotelier's quarterly performance was mixed, and its adjusted earnings outlooks for the first quarter and 2015 disappointed.
Drugmaker Actavis is planning to change its name as it draws closer to finishing another big deal, the $66 billion purchase of Botox maker Allergan that it announced last fall.
Jeb Bush will slam President Barack Obama for an “inconsistent and indecisive” foreign policy on Wednesday in his second speech in as many weeks aimed at introducing himself to voters as he considers a potential run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
The Barefoot Contessa says in a lawsuit that a California company sold unauthorized look-alikes of her frozen dinners.
A competition is taking place to help determine what happens to the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $158 million.
An independent report into natural gas drilling that has triggered a rash of small earthquakes in the northern Netherlands said Wednesday that energy companies and the government put production ahead of people's safety in their decision making.
Danish brewer Carlsberg says its profit nose-dived in the fourth quarter due to slumping sales in the key Russian and eastern European markets.
Iran is concerned by a Russian cybersecurity firm's report suggesting a new family of malicious programs and worms is infecting computers there and elsewhere in the world, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.
With a racist song ringing in his ears, a black man trying to board a subway train in Paris stands back after twice being pushed away by a group of Chelsea soccer fans.
Bank of England policymakers voted unanimously this month to keep interest rates at record lows and to refrain from pumping more money into the British economy, according to minutes of the bank's last meeting released Wednesday.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sounded cautiously optimistic Wednesday of achieving a last-minute deal with Greece's European creditors that would keep the country solvent and within the euro currency.
Decades ago the Chinese New Year holiday, also known as Spring Festival, had little impact outside of China. But as the country gained outsized economic influence, the holiday, which has enormous cultural significance in the Chinese-speaking world, has become more prominent. This is how it ripples around the world.
Geneva prosecutors searched the premises of HSBC's Swiss subsidiary on Wednesday after launching a money-laundering investigation over a report that the bank helped hide millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities.
A fire sparked by a train derailment in southern West Virginia smoldered for a third day Wednesday, keeping federal and state investigators at bay and leading residents near the site worrying about the long-term water quality of a nearby river.
Maritime companies locked in a contract dispute with West Coast dockworkers took their case directly to rank-and-file longshoremen on Wednesday, as negotiators struggled to reach a deal and break the cargo gridlock that has stalled billions of dollars of international trade.
Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy.
Money-losing Sony will spin off its video-and-sound business into a separate company and shrink its headquarters as part of a three-year turnaround plan to speed up decision-making and become profitable again.
The NBA is soaring higher than ever.
Tokyo Olympic organizers have added camera manufacturer Canon Inc. to its list of domestic sponsors for the 2020 Games.
In Milan's teeming commercial district, something unusual is happening this winter — Italians are shopping.
Japan's central bank pointed to signs of improvement in the world's third-biggest economy after ending a policy meeting Wednesday with no change to its ultra-loose monetary stance.
Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent returning after nearly six years, I thought I knew what would come next: a search of my luggage by stoned-faced military men, a scolding, maybe even a fine.
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Narrows Marina has been named Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.
Every morning as principal Brad Foss arrives at his school — after just a 60-second commute — he's reminded of oil's giant footprint in this town.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker brought the gospel of trade to Tacoma on Tuesday morning, while labor and environmental leaders speaking at Fireman’s Park urged caution in approving a measure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drafted in secret they say could drive down wages for American workers.
The tank cars involved in back-to-back crude oil train derailments since the weekend were an improved design built since 2011, raising new questions about the safety of the tank car fleet used to haul North America’s energy bounty.
Barred wide receiver Josh Gordon is fighting his one-game suspension by the Browns for the season finale because it will delay his free agency.
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