Puerto Rico's governor believes the U.S. territory's $72 billion public debt is unpayable, a spokesman confirmed late Sunday, adding another blow to a world financial system already struggling with a possible default by Greece.
For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.
An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.
Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman attended the Saint Laurent Paris show — not as celebrity actors but as proud and genuinely nervous parents.
Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.
The average price of gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the past two weeks to $2.85 a gallon.
Just as the inaugural European Games have sought to establish themselves on the global sporting calendar, so host nation Azerbaijan has used the event to make its mark on the world stage.
A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs.
She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. He was a married man from China who owned a Manhattan investment consulting firm. The intersection of their lives led to an $850 million lawsuit and a scurrilous civil trial involving allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking.
The owners of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure.
Canadian competition for shipping business looms larger than canal project
Police in Armenia's capital on Sunday ordered thousands of demonstrators to disperse, moving to end a protest against higher electricity rates that has blocked a main avenue in Yerevan for nearly a week.
Near-zero interest rates could become chronic in the world's major economies unless "a firm hand" is used to raise them back to more normal levels.
Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.
The latest developments on Greece's bailout negotiations (all times local):
New desk designed to prod users into standing up using vibrations.
The latest developments on the attack that killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort:
A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.
Greece's parliament voted early Sunday in favor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' motion to hold a July 5 referendum on creditor proposals for reforms in exchange for loans, with the country's future in the eurozone looking increasingly shaky.
Summer was in the air in Paris menswear collections with white roses and lashings of colors. Meanwhile, fashion-conscious NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire spoke to The Associated Press on the trend to fuse sportswear in ready-to-wear. Here are the highlights from Dior Homme, Kenzo and Balmain's debut menswear show.
Brazil's Finance Ministry says Minister Joaquim Levy suffered a pulmonary embolism Friday night but was recovering and was expected to fly New York to accompany President Dilma Rousseff on her official visit to the United States.
Kohl's has reached a nearly $1 million settlement with prosecutors in four California counties who alleged some of the Wisconsin-based company's department stores charged customers more than the price advertised on shelves and signs.
The president of Armenia on Saturday suspended hikes in household electricity rates in an effort to end the protests that have blocked the capital's main avenue for six straight days. The demonstrators, however, didn't disperse.
The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around.
As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.
The latest news about the Greek bailout talks (all times local):
China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish economy.
Police in China's financial hub Shanghai took away at least three busloads of environmental protesters outside the municipal government Saturday, preventing the latest rally that started with a rumor that a petrochemical plant could move into the area.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged undamaged from the global financial crisis, European bailouts, an astonishing U-turn on nuclear power and the crisis over Ukraine.
Railroads may have found a new weapon in their fight to keep information about oil train shipments from the public: a federal rule that was supposed to increase transparency.
A petroleum pipeline company said Friday that oil from a Santa Barbara, California, spill spread more than 100 miles to Los Angeles County beaches.
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved an emergency ban on the possession of sea cucumbers amid reports that people are harvesting the animals in large quantities for commercial purposes.
Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece's debt problems. Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there has become overheated. China's benchmark index is still up more than double over the past year.
Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released Friday.
California’s Sierra Pacific Industries once again expands its holdings in the Evergreen State
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Stocks had a mixed day Friday as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece's debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial average got a big boost from Nike, which rose more than 4 percent after posting strong quarterly results.
Donald Trump to Univision: Get off my lawn.
Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado's rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the lives of at least 11 people and forcing some whitewater rafting companies to seek out calmer rapids and stock extra safety gear.
A recovery crew on Friday reached a remote site in southeast Alaska where a sightseeing plane crashed, killing all nine people aboard.
Wholesale cash prices Friday:
Federal prosecutors say a former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the theft of digital currency during an investigation into online drug market Silk Road.
One Royal Dutch Shell offshore drill rig is headed to Alaska and a second is poised to leave, despite lacking final federal permits that would allow exploratory drilling and possible confirmation of rich oil reserves under the Chukchi Sea.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 859, the first weekly gain since December.
Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth?
Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.
After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit.
If you’re traveling this summer – and assuming you want to protect your identity and money – the information services firm Experian has some facts and some advice.
Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else.
Like many fast-growing parts of the country, North Carolina's Triangle region is trying to avoid being strangled by its own success: Traffic is thickening, drivers are getting stuck in it and there's no simple solution in sight.
Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities.
The German government plans to increase spending by 3.4 percent next year while borrowing no new money for the third year running — helped by a strong economy that has boosted its tax income.
SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia.
In recent times, musicians like Neil Young and James Taylor have come out to tell you that the quality of music you've been listening to for the last 20 years is dreck.
Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill — oil was spreading across the sand and into the surf. Tracing the source, they found crude gushing from a bluff like a fire hose "without a nozzle," records show.
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.
The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $59.57 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Donald Trump's fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and cut all ties with Trump over comments on Mexican immigrants.
Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Key figures about several of the nation's largest urban transit systems:
Tops from Lululemon are among this week's recalled products. Other recalled items include faulty bicycles and toys with lead paint.
Greece and its financial rescue creditors are struggling to agree on the terms to get more loans to the country. Without a deal, Greece could default on its debts as soon as Tuesday, which could trigger a chain reaction that sees the country fall out of the euro, the currency 19 European countries use.
Greece's fraught bailout talks with its creditors took a dramatic turn early Saturday, with the radical left government announcing a referendum in just over a week on the latest proposed deal — and urging voters to reject it.
Germany's finance minister is dismissing the most recent Greek proposals for more bailout money - and added a pointed reminder to Greek officials that he, too, has voters to answer to.
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Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started — with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead.
Wildfires are chewing through parched parts of the West, including a resurgent blaze in California that forced residents of some desert communities to flee their homes. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them:
Hong Kong police charged a prominent figure in Macau's casino junket industry with laundering 1.8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($231 million) through bank accounts in the southern Chinese city.
Stocks were mostly higher in early trading Friday as negotiators continue to work toward a solution to Greece's debt problems.
More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too.
The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year.
Before the January 2010 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the only occupants of the arid hills near the city's northern edge were skinny goats foraging amid the cactus and scrub.
The fight over ownership of a giant 752-pound emerald isn't over.
Not only did the Cavaliers not pick first in the NBA draft, they traded their only first-rounder this year.
The House of Representatives is to soon pass a bill by Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., which would allow states to reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for carbon emissions from power plants.
As names started coming off his draft board, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't see a player who excited him at the 15th or the 19th spot.
A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants.
FIFA has issued a warning to U.S. forward Abby Wambach for comments she made about the officiating in a match against Colombia at the Women's World Cup.
Alaska emergency crews will attempt Friday to recover the remains of eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot who were killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in a remote and rugged area of southeastern Alaska.
Major League Baseball plans to open a second replay center in San Francisco.
Shares of Micron Technology slumped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the chipmaker said the weak PC market hurt its business in its fiscal third quarter.
The U.S. government's development finance institution has signed an agreement with a solar energy company to support a 20-megawatt photovoltaic facility in Jamaica.
The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible.
A court has upheld the conviction of a New York writer sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexually abusing young women he lured from overseas to work for him.
Very few people knew that Marlowe Roeser was a collector — with maybe 500 vacuum cleaners highlighting the collection.
A congressional committee Thursday opened a probe into an oil pipeline rupture on the Central California coast that spread to the Pacific Ocean and washed up goo on beaches as far as 100 miles away.
Nike's fourth-quarter profit and revenue grew, sending its shares higher in aftermarket trading.
A couple who says they were scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker has sued the sellers for not telling them about a person with a "mentally disturbed fixation" on the house.
O'Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago's new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday.
The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase.
Sunrun Inc., a solar power company, filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering.
Commencement Bank stock began trading Thursday (June 25) on a publicly traded market as it considers acquiring another unnamed bank
Stocks edged lower Thursday as hopes for a Greek debt solution faded and talks between the country and its creditors got extended into the weekend. Health care stocks rose sharply after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies.
The NFL Players Association has complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts.
Grant Hill always wondered why the Atlanta Hawks struggled to attract big-name free agents.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, on Thursday, a day after he was sentenced to death. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed that Tsarnaev was being held at the high-security facility. The penitentiary is in the same prison complex as the ADX, a Supermax prison, but is a different institution.
Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
The City of Tacoma has extended the application deadline for its Business Tax Amnesty Program.
A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.
Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, impeding congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative political groups.
The Tennessee Titans' home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium.
The Education Department appointed a special monitor Thursday to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges — a debt forgiveness plan that could cost billions of dollars.
Lululemon is recalling about 318,000 women's tops, saying the hard-tipped elastic draw cords can snap back and injure the face or eyes of a wearer.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief that they would be able to afford their policies, but the reaction was markedly different from governors and lawmakers in states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.
Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways.
Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care law:
The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Quebec City is the ideal place for an NHL expansion team.
The Memphis Grizzlies acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Luke Ridnour, who later was sent to Oklahoma City.
Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.
Kroger's board has approved a 2-for-1 stock split, a 13.5 percent increase to its quarterly dividend and a $500 million share buyback program.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released thousands of complaints Thursday from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services.
Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country.
A nonprofit organization that claimed it could turn gay men straight violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury concluded Thursday in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called "a momentous event" for LGBT rights.
Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
Taylor Swift is letting Apple Music stream her "1989" album — the only streaming service allowed to do so.
Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.
Most Asian stock indexes fell Friday as a standoff between Greece and its international creditors threatened to drag into the weekend. Chinese shares led the declines as curbs on using borrowed money to buy stocks take the heat of a market boom.
A judge will let federal prosecutors keep working on a criminal case over a chemical spill last year in West Virginia, shooting down arguments that prosecutors should be recused from the case because they were among the 300,000 people without clean tap water for days.
Shares of TransUnion climbed Thursday after the credit rating company's initial public offering raised $664.8 million.
Cambodia's prime minister has established a special commission to investigate the long-unsolved killings of three labor leaders.
International Tennis Federation president Francesco Ricci Bitti is taking over as head of the SportAccord Convention as the conference looks for a host next year to replace Sochi.
T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.
The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied.
Rare earth metals company Molycorp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
U.S. museums are increasingly evading the restitution of Nazi-looted art by using legal tactics to avoid resolving the cases on their merits, according to a report by the World Jewish Restitution Organization released Thursday.
A Pennsylvania state court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court.
A judge has ruled that federal prosecutors do not face conflicts of interest that warrant removing them from a chemical spill case.
General Mills expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.
The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.
Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.
Target's reinvention plan continues.
Suzanne Greco will officially take over as president at Subway as her brother, the co-founder of the sandwich chain, is treated for leukemia.
Match.com and Tinder are looking for a Wall Street hookup as their parent group prepares to establish them as a separate, publicly traded company.
Police are crediting a Pittsburgh TV news crew with saving the life of an overdose victim by calling 911 and performing CPR on him before emergency responders could arrive.
Eli Lilly received some European legal backing for its top product, the lung cancer treatment Alimta, on Thursday when a British court upheld a patent protecting a vitamin regimen administered with the drug.
Suzanne Greco will take over as president of Subway as her brother, the co-founder of the sandwich chain, is treated for leukemia.
McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars in the U.S. because the air bags have the potential to push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash.
On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks.
U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
The Walt Disney Co. is boosting its dividend by 15 percent, and will now pay dividends semi-annually instead of once a year.
Marriott is getting into the music business, so to speak.
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