Nielsen said Wednesday it is buying eXelate, a company that provides data and technology to buy and sell ads that get seen by the right audience.
Several thousand demonstrators in Cyprus are calling for an end to government austerity policies they say have driven many in the bailed-out country to poverty.
A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display.
Ticket sales for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have been brisk.
Jack Daniel's maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit rose 5 percent, led by strong demand for its pricier American whiskeys and broad sales growth in the U.S. and overseas.
Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer's lower division.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $49.84 per barrel at 12 p.m. Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.
The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.
Mayor Marty Walsh is defending Boston's 2024 Olympic bid in some of his strongest terms yet, saying that — win or lose — the pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city and would not leave taxpayers shouldering a massive bill.
In the pecking order of who gets paid when a retailer goes belly up, customers are considered unsecured creditors. That means if they don’t use their cards while stores are still open, consumers have less protection in a bankruptcy than, say, a bank lender.
Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Executives with Lumber Liquidators backed out of an investor conference in Florida where they were expected to appear Wednesday.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries.
Professional pucks will be back on ESPN.
Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy.
U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers.
Abercrombie & Fitch's fiscal fourth-quarter profit beat analysts' expectations, helped by expense control efforts. But the teen clothing retailer's revenue came up short and a top executive warned the first half performance would remain challenging.
Poland's central bank has cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point to a historic low of 1.5 percent amid concerns over deflation, a sustained drop in consumer prices that can hurt the economy.
U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.
Brown-Forman Corp. (BF.B) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $186 million.
A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing.
A former software engineer from suburban Chicago who pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing source code from a U.S. electronic trading company for a project in China isn't going to prison.
Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.
A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in euros to be based in the eurozone.
The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear thanks to falling oil prices and the lower euro, but the recovery is still far short of that experienced by the U.S.
The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.
A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.
Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.
From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.
In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle.
China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.
A bankruptcy court judge says more time is needed to seek higher bids for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel.
European stocks mostly gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors monitored upbeat eurozone economic data and looked ahead to U.S. indicators.
The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.
The first hint that I didn't belong came when they were handing out jerseys.
More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.
Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
The Federal Reserve has worked hard to correct the mistakes exposed by the 2008 financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday.
Refinery shutdowns, maintenance updates and conversion to summer blends cut gasoline availability despite crude glut.
The type of asset swap New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is attempting to try to regain complete control of his business interests from recently estranged heirs is being challenged in a new lawsuit in Texas.
Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the nation's Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country's largest corruption scandal yet uncovered.
Shares of Career Education Corp. surged in after-market trading Tuesday after the for-profit education company posted a smaller quarterly loss than Wall Street expected.
The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.
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Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have gotten a job promotion last year, but her total assets don't appear to have gotten a bump.
A glut of crude oil has pushed the amount of crude in the U.S. to record levels. Here are the biggest crude storage fields in the U.S., and how much they can hold, according to the market data provider Genscape.
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry.
U.S. stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000. The decline came a day after the Nasdaq closed above that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.
Greece's new left-wing government is promising to spend 200 million euros ($234 million) this year on assistance programs for people pushed into "extreme poverty" by the financial crisis.
Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.
U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000.
Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television.
Longshore crews making substantial progress handling nearly four months worth of containers backed up at Tacoma terminals.
As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world.
The Boston-area public transit agency outlined several options Tuesday for compensating passengers who endured weeks of delays, cancellations and system-wide shutdowns as more than 8 feet of snow battered the region.
The U.S. government's highway safety agency has closed an investigation into reports of Michelin truck tire failures without seeking a recall.
The Associated Press Central all-district boys and girls high school teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average:
A New York City lawmaker said at a hearing Tuesday that he didn't have confidence in the leadership of the private health provider awarded a $126 million contract to administer health care at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Residents of Pierce County who refinanced their home loans saved more than $66 million in 2013, according to a report out Tuesday (March 3) from the financial data firm SmartAssets.
As the number of U.S. drilling rigs plummets by a third and thousands in the industry face layoffs, oil companies are focusing on an effort to convince Congress to lift the longstanding ban on oil exports.
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.
The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows:
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The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.
Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.
A legendary billionaire investor defended his Silicon Valley venture capital firm Tuesday while testifying in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as second-class citizens.
The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark "Famous Jameis," the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at Florida State.
In this year’s letter, Warren Buffett acknowledges the crossover between business acumen and investment success.
Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.
European Union officials say they have broken up a cross-border gang responsible for cheating EU member countries of 150 million euros ($168 million) in tax revenue.
U.S. safety regulators are adding two models to an investigation of Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close properly.
Pfizer's blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older.
The Chicago Cubs say they will seek permission to work longer hours on renovations at Wrigley Field, but not to work 24 hours a day.
Before they begin scooping fish out of the ocean, many trawl nets are born at a factory off Day Road.
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday that a key revenue measure fell 1.5 percent in February mostly because the strong dollar reduced the value of international ticket sales.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation to speed up the approval of new regulations to improve oil train safety.
A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
Authorities in Philadelphia have charged a federal immigration agent accused of stealing from a prisoner he was assigned to transport, the city's district attorney said Tuesday.
Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice says JPMorgan Chase will pay $50 million to 25,000 homeowners for failing to properly review payment-change notices sent to homeowners who were in bankruptcy.
Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide.
Tensions between FIFA and Europe's top clubs over the 2022 World Cup have been calmed by a meeting between Sepp Blatter and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target.
Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.
With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game Developers Conference.
Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken.
Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.
A lawyer for phone-hacking victims says the illegal practice was "rife" at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC.
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.
February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this year.
China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.
AutoZone Inc. (AZO) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $211.7 million.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $155.5 million.
Best Buy Co. raised its quarterly dividend 21 percent and plans to give shareholders an additional one-time payment after the nation's largest electronics chain reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit.
Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $519 million.
Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.
Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.
Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion.
Roma president and American investor James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year.
The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.
The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.
The Russian government's rainy-day fund has shrunk by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the state sought to fill a hole in its budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.
Official data show that Switzerland's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the last before the country's central bank abandoned its effort to cap the Swiss franc's value against the euro.
Barclays' fourth-quarter loss widened as the costs of correcting past problems overshadowed progress in streamlining the bank's business after the global financial crisis.
Glencore PLC says its net earnings declined 7 percent last year as the commodities and mining group took charges of $1.1 billion stemming in part from lower commodity prices.
A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.
Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.
A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."
The U.S. economy was weaker than first thought for the final three months of 2014, growing at an annual rate of 2.2 percent, the government reported Friday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gambling gods were not kind to Caesars Entertainment Corp. in the fourth quarter.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills rising, while rates on three-month bills dipped to their lowest level since mid-October.
High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.
Drugmaker Mylan on Monday reported an adjusted profit that topped analyst expectations.
If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper.
The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA's new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field.
A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday.
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There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.
Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.
The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.
City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition.
Will Smith's crime caper "Focus" debuted with $18.7 million, according to final figures Monday, while the previous North American box office leader, "Fifty Shades of Grey," sunk to fourth place.
The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.
The Nasdaq composite index closed above 5,000 Monday for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. It was only the third time the index has closed above 5,000 in its 44-year history. The other two were March 10, 2000, when it closed at a record high of 5,048, and the day before.
The company that operates the state's commuter rail system has been fined more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of the trains were late or canceled during the heavy snowfalls that pounded the region last month, transit officials said Monday.
Authorities say an SUV driven by an elderly woman has been hit by a train at a crossing in New York, about 40 miles south of a fatal crash last month that killed six.
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Forty-four Internal Revenue System Tax Assistance Centers – including those in Tacoma, Silverdale and Seattle – have been enlisted to provide appointments for taxpayers who need help preparing their returns.
Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
A Senate rule to make it harder for that chamber to take action on new taxes is unconstitutional, according to a ruling issued Monday by Lt. Gov. Brad Owen.
Interfor plans to increase production at Tacoma lumber mill
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?
Scandinavian Airlines canceled some 50 flights to and from Denmark on Monday after a four-day protest strike by 1,300 cabin crew members in Denmark, but most had returned to work by the evening, the airline said.
When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.
With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future.
Where we rank: Volunteering, talking politics, trusting media, eating dinner with mom, dad and the kids
Local residents volunteer more than their peers in the U.S., but they eat dinner with family members less often than South Dakotans.
Apologies didn't sway a Nevada judge who sentenced a man on Monday to four to 10 years in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued after sprinklers doused flames.
Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.
Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?
The Columbus Blue Jackets traded away one of their most productive defensemen. But general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says younger replacements are already on the roster.
Morgan Stanley, which agreed to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government last week, says it expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds.
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