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  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:20 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:33 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
    Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as...
  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    The National Labor Relations Board is finding against the CNN cable television network in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 workers and former workers.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.
  • Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people...
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove...
  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:17 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:57 GMT
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have...
    Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the...
  • Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

    Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:09 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:51:34 GMT
    By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free,...
    By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free,...
  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
  • Eurozone economic growth forecast cut

    Eurozone economic growth forecast cut

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:01:17 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:01:24 GMT
    A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments.
    A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments.
  • Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump

    Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump

    World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.
    Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped.
  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.
    The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.
  • Stocks end slightly lower as investors wait on Fed

    Stocks end slightly lower as investors wait on Fed

    U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday.
    U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday.
  • Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:17 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:23 GMT
    At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with...
    Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.
  • Union: Lufthansa pilots call off strike

    Union: Lufthansa pilots call off strike

    A union representing Lufthansa's pilots says they will walk off the job at Frankfurt airport for eight hours on Tuesday, preventing departures by Germany's biggest airline from its busiest airport.
    A union representing Lufthansa pilots says they have called off plans to walk off the job at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday.
  • Video-streaming giant Netflix launches in France

    Video-streaming giant Netflix launches in France

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:31:07 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:31:25 GMT
    Video-streaming giant Netflix has launched in France as part of a push to tap six new European markets.
    Video-streaming giant Netflix has launched in France as part of a push to tap six new European markets.
  • Dubai's Atlantis resort to get $1.4B expansion

    Dubai's Atlantis resort to get $1.4B expansion

    Developers say they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai's man-made palm-shaped island.
    Developers said Monday they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai's man-made palm-shaped island as part of the emirate's drive to build up...
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:51:16 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...
  • GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company.
    The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.
  • Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.
    Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.
  • Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

    Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

    When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:
    When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:19 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:52 GMT
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
  • Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:17 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:45 GMT
    Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory...
    Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected...
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:15 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:44 GMT
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory...
  • US stocks mostly lower as investors wait on Fed

    US stocks mostly lower as investors wait on Fed

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday.
    U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday.
  • Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

    Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

    Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
    Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:51:42 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:32 GMT
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
  • ZF buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74B

    ZF buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74B

    ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying TRW Automotive for approximately $11.74 billion.
    German automotive transmission maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for $11.74 billion, a move that creates the world's second-largest auto supplier.
  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:09 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:28 GMT
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European...
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and...
  • Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

    Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:01:17 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:01:46 GMT
    Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50...
    Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50 percent a year.
  • Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

    Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

    By The Associated Press Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in...
  • US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

    US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:00:48 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:00:52 GMT
    U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.
    U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.
  • US stocks start week with slight decline

    US stocks start week with slight decline

    The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August.
    The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August.
  • Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

    Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:09 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:35 GMT
    William Mangels was passionate about amusement parks.
    Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.
  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
  • Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

    Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

    Cognizant is buying health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.
    Cognizant will buy the health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.
  • Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

    Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

    Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
    Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:20:36 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:20:41 GMT
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
  • Heineken rejects SABMiller takeover bid

    Heineken rejects SABMiller takeover bid

    Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller.
    Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller.
  • Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

    Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:09 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:09 GMT
    Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center. Now, the city's stock market is starting to rethink rules that stopped it from accommodating...
    Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center. Now, the city's stock market is starting to rethink rules that stopped it from accommodating the...
  • Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:50:54 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:07 GMT
    What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?
    What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?
  • Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions

    Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions

    Pilots for Air France have kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.
    At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with...
  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:00:31 GMT
    Monday, September 15 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:00:38 GMT
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

    Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

    Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.
    Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:22 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:50 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:26 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:47 GMT
    Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.
    Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.
  • Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:30 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:45 GMT
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants...
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have...
  • 'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

    'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:00:19 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:00:26 GMT
    It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.
    It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.
  • Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management

    Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management

    The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve...
    The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's...
  • Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Amsterdam's central Dam square is set to be the scene of a red pulpy mess Sunday, as entrepreneurs have seized upon Russia's boycott of European produce to set up a tomato-throwing fight.
    Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.
  • EU ministers seek to create investment climate

    EU ministers seek to create investment climate

    European finance ministers are discussing proposals for leveraging private investments to relaunch the continent's moribund economy.
    European finance ministers agreed Saturday on the necessity of leveraging private investments with urgent structural reforms to relaunch the continent's moribund economy.
  • For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part

    For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:29 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:11:07 GMT
    When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
    When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
  • T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

    T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

    T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models that tap into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
    T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
  • Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

    Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

    Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch?
    Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch?
  • Spanish department store head Alvarez dies at 79

    Spanish department store head Alvarez dies at 79

    Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros ($18 billion), has died. He...
    Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros ($18 billion), has died. He was 79.
  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:06 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:18 GMT
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.
  • China's industrial output slows to 6.9 percent

    China's industrial output slows to 6.9 percent

    China says its factory output in August slowed to 6.9 percent from a year earlier amid waning export demand and a slump in real estate development that has undermined steel and cement production.
    China's factory output in August slowed to 6.9 percent from a year earlier amid waning export demand and a slump in real estate development that has undermined steel and cement production, according to data released by...
  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix...
    Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the...
  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
    Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing...
  • US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-09-14 08:49:59 GMT
    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:27 GMT
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:47 GMT
    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:50 GMT
    Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.
    Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal...
  • Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:09:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:09:35 GMT
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a...
    Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major...
  • Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:29:56 GMT
    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:50 GMT
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
  • Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

    Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

    The owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago was charged with federal crimes as a scapegoat for large food companies authorities didn't want to prosecute and...
    Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products with the motto "just ship it" or was simply a scapegoat for large...
  • Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

    Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:38:53 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:39:00 GMT
    Asian stock markets struggled for direction on Friday after a mixed close on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark edged higher as the yen plumbed a multiyear low and South Korean shares rising after policymakers held...
    The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August.
  • Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

    Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

    By The Associated Press An investor has some suggestions for how Olive Garden can improve its performance, down to the way it rations its unlimited breadsticks.
    By The Associated Press An investor has some suggestions for how Olive Garden can improve its performance, down to the way it rations its unlimited breadsticks.
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.
  • Stocks end with 1st weekly loss since early Aug

    Stocks end with 1st weekly loss since early Aug

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index is ending with its first weekly loss since early August.
    The Standard & Poor's 500 index is ending with its first weekly loss since early August.
  • INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:58:57 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:59:35 GMT
    The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also...
    The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it...
  • Digital First Media exploring possible sale of co.

    Digital First Media exploring possible sale of co.

    Newspaper company Digital First Media said Friday that it is exploring its strategic options, which could include a sale of the company or parts of it.
    Newspaper company Digital First Media said Friday that it is exploring strategic options, which could include a sale of the company or parts of it.
  • Greece makes further progress on budget front

    Greece makes further progress on budget front

    Greece's finance ministry says the country's budgetary position is much better than anticipated.
    Greece has made its second successful return to the bond markets as the government revealed Friday that it was beating a key bailout budget target - and by a big margin.
  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.
    Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.
  • Utility companies lead stock market lower

    Utility companies lead stock market lower

    U.S. stocks are falling at midday as declines in utility companies weigh on the market.
    U.S. stocks are falling at midday as declines in utility companies weigh on the market.
  • European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

    European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:28:47 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:29:07 GMT
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. Now it's over to the governments of the 18 countries that use the euro.
    Eurozone finance ministers on Friday said they were willing to help the European Central Bank in its plan to save the economy. How much they can do in practice, however, remains unclear.
  • US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

    The Obama administration is sanctioning Russia's largest bank as part of a new round of financial penalties aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of separatists in Ukraine.
    The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies.
  • US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

    US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:18:44 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:19:02 GMT
    Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that steady job growth in recent months is leading to accelerated consumer spending.
    Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.
  • Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Poland's state pipeline operator says it has resumed full deliveries of gas to Ukraine.
    Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday.
  • US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

    US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:28:48 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:29:07 GMT
    Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months.
    Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months.
  • US stocks open lower as sluggish month continues

    US stocks open lower as sluggish month continues

    U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues.
    U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues.
  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting some of its largest companies, in a response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
    New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to...
  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives...
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled...
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:09:33 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:10:38 GMT
    The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...
  • IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

    IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:08:59 GMT
    Friday, September 12 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:09:06 GMT
    Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
    Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.
  • Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

    Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:48:24 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:48:27 GMT
    Global stocks sank Wednesday under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence.
    Japanese stocks pushed higher on Thursday as the yen sank further against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks struggled for direction after a mixed close on Wall Street.
  • Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the...
    Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company...
  • RadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcy

    RadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcy

    RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround efforts.
    RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.
  • Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

    The federal government on Thursday moved to tighten its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the...
    Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents.
  • Prosecutor: Plant owner OK'd tainted peanut sales

    Prosecutor: Plant owner OK'd tainted peanut sales

    Prosecutors are wrapping up their case against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak, saying he knowingly approved shipments of tainted food "whatever the risk."
    The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and...
  • Stocks close mixed; Health care companies sink

    Stocks close mixed; Health care companies sink

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:18:12 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:18:19 GMT
    U.S. stocks are ending mixed as traders consider the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices.
    U.S. stocks are ending mixed as traders consider the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices.
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:08:34 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since...
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more...
  • European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

    European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:08:24 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:24 GMT
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. Now it's over to the governments of the 18 countries that use the euro.
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. Now it's over to the governments of the 18 countries that use the euro.
  • Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

    Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

    Poland's gas monopoly says that Russian natural gas deliveries dropped by 45 percent on Wednesday, the third day of decreases amid concern Moscow is piling on political pressure over the crisis in Ukraine.
    A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis...
  • Scottish banks to move if independence is approved

    Scottish banks to move if independence is approved

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:08:18 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:08:38 GMT
    Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a...
    Scotland's leading banks warned Thursday that they would move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, intensifying doubts about the territory's economic future and dealing a blow to...
  • US budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August

    US budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August

    The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.
    The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.
  • Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence

    Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence

    Royal Bank of Scotland says it has made plans to move its headquarters to England in the event that Scotland votes for independence next week.
    In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the...
  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:58:14 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:58:53 GMT
    Two volleys of Grad rocket fire rang out in Ukraine's eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed.
    The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing...
  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:04 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:54 GMT
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
  • Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
  • Low energy prices, rate worries weigh on stocks

    Low energy prices, rate worries weigh on stocks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:08:21 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:08:35 GMT
    The stock market is moving lower at midday as shares of energy companies slip.
    The stock market is moving lower at midday as shares of energy companies slip.
  • 23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based...
    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company...
  • Rail union rejects deal that allowed one-man crews

    Rail union rejects deal that allowed one-man crews

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:48:12 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:48:27 GMT
    A railroad union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews on as much as 60 percent of its tracks.
    A railroad union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews on as much as 60 percent of its tracks.
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.
  • US stocks start lower

    US stocks start lower

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:48:11 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:48:15 GMT
    The stock market is opening lower as shares of energy companies slip.
    The stock market is opening lower as shares of energy companies slip.
  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

    Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:57:55 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:58:16 GMT
    More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
    More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
  • Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

    Currency question at heart of Scottish debate

    In for a penny, in for a pound.
    In for a penny, in for a pound.
  • China fines Audi, Chrysler on monopoly charges

    China fines Audi, Chrysler on monopoly charges

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:37:51 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:37:52 GMT
    China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign businesses are being treated unfairly.
    China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign businesses are being treated unfairly.
  • EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

    Diplomats say the European Union has decided on new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
    The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.
  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:48:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:48:11 GMT
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to...
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve...
  • MasterCard loses EU court battle over fees

    MasterCard loses EU court battle over fees

    The European Union's highest court has thrown out an appeal by MasterCard against a decision by the bloc's antitrust authority to scrap some of its fees charged to merchants.
    The European Union's highest court has thrown out an appeal by MasterCard against a decision by the bloc's antitrust authority to scrap some of its fees charged to merchants.
  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:37:41 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:37:46 GMT
    Nevada lawmakers negotiated a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors on Wednesday after Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered a special session he says is necessary to seal...
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they...
  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    Some of the tea party lawmakers who helped force a government shutdown last year over President Barack Obama's health care law appear to be playing nice this time around.
    The tea party may have learned its lesson.
  • Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:37:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:37:46 GMT
    Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized more than $65 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on...
    Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on...
  • US airlines improve their on-time performance

    US airlines improve their on-time performance

    By The Associated Press At the height of this summer's travel season, airline flights were more likely to arrive on time and less likely to be canceled.
    At the height of this summer's travel season, airline flights were more likely to arrive on time and less likely to be canceled than they were last year.
  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    Republicans controlling the House are set to unveil a short-term spending bill with new funds to battle the Ebola outbreak but no additional funding to cope with the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children on...
    Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak.
  • In 5-week salmonella trial, defense takes 1 hour

    In 5-week salmonella trial, defense takes 1 hour

    Attorneys for three people charged in deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant have rested their cases in a single day after more than five weeks of prosecution testimony.
    Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that...
  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama's private request for authority to train moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State group militants in Syria. They have also turned aside his appeal...
    In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists...
  • Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold after major deal

    Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold after major deal

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:57:35 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:57:48 GMT
    A judge on Wednesday suspended Detroit's bankruptcy trial until next week to give lawyers time to work out the details of a settlement that would satisfy a major creditor that opposed the city's plan to get...
    One of Detroit's fiercest opponents in bankruptcy once compared the city's fix-it plan to an automobile "lemon" fit for the "scrapyard."
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt - tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security benefits offset when...
    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social...
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Google's EU antitrust woes extended

    Google's EU antitrust woes extended

    The European Union's antitrust body is again rejecting Google's offer to settle a case claiming it abuses its dominant position in Internet searches.
    The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old...
  • German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    Germany's startup factory Rocket Internet AG says it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year.
    Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
  • Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains

    Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:17:32 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:17:38 GMT
    Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump.
    Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump.
  • EU says Cyprus legislation clashes with bailout

    EU says Cyprus legislation clashes with bailout

    The European Union is warning Cyprus that it may be flouting the terms of its multibillion-euro rescue package after the country's parliament approved legislation softening a crucial foreclosures law.
    The European Union warned Cyprus Wednesday that it may be flouting the terms of its multibillion-euro rescue package after the country's parliament approved legislation softening a crucial foreclosures law.
  • Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

    Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:37:17 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:37:25 GMT
    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team and before an imminent stock listing of merged parent company Fiat-Chrysler.
    After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari.
  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:17:19 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:17:36 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin says Russia has no intention to launch a new arms race, but will respond to all security challenges.
    Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic...
  • UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

    UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:07:36 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:07:58 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned party politics for pure emotion Wednesday, imploring Scots not to break his heart by voting to become independent from the United Kingdom.
    The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real...
  • Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

    Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

    Poland's gas monopoly says deliveries of natural gas from Russia have dropped by some 24 percent this week.
    Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by almost a quarter this week, the country's gas monopoly said Wednesday, forcing it to stop supplying gas on to Ukraine.
  • Chiquita to talk with potential buyers

    Chiquita to talk with potential buyers

    Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita softened its stance and will open its books to them.
    Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita will open its books to them.
  • Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79

    Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79

    Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant, has died of a heart attack. He was 79.
    Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the nation's most influential business leader, has died of a heart attack, the...
  • Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

    Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

    Iran's oil minister says the fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay the planned start of natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq.
    The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
  • Chiquita backtracks, opens talks on potential sale

    Chiquita backtracks, opens talks on potential sale

    Not a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita is softening its stance and will open its books to them.
    Not a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita is softening its stance and will open its books to them.
  • US stocks drift at midday; Krispy Kreme sinks

    US stocks drift at midday; Krispy Kreme sinks

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:07:18 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:07:31 GMT
    U.S. stocks are drifting between small gains in losses in midday trading.
    U.S. stocks are drifting between small gains in losses in midday trading.
  • Stalled France to miss deficit target until 2017

    Stalled France to miss deficit target until 2017

    France's finance minister says the country will miss the European Union's deficit target for three more years and he is lowering growth projections for this year and next.
    France has revised down its growth forecasts and says it will miss its deficit target for another three years, confirmation that Europe's second-largest economy will emerge only slowly from its stagnation.
  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Detroit has reached a tentative deal with one of its key creditors that could remove the biggest stumbling block in the city's plan to reduce its debts and emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.
    In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein...
  • Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

    Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:47:25 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:47:32 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
  • Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:37:07 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:37:08 GMT
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as...
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper,...
  • US wholesale stockpiles up 0.1 percent in July

    US wholesale stockpiles up 0.1 percent in July

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:27:17 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:27:26 GMT
    Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.
    Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.
  • Britain and France secure EU's top economic jobs

    Britain and France secure EU's top economic jobs

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:27:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:27:24 GMT
    Britain and France are getting two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission.
    Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc's executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment.
  • US stocks open little changed after two losses

    US stocks open little changed after two losses

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:47:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:47:34 GMT
    U.S. stock indexes are opening little changed as the market comes off of two days of losses.
    U.S. stock indexes are opening little changed as the market comes off of two days of losses.
  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

    Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:57:02 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:57:05 GMT
    A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter...
    A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.
  • Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

    Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

    By The Associated Press Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after repeated rejections of previous offers by its rival.
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
  • Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany favors putting new European Union sanctions against Russia into effect until it's clear that a peace plan for eastern Ukraine is being implemented fully.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully.
  • Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

    Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:17:13 GMT
    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:17:25 GMT
    Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport - their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars).
    Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport - their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars).
  • China's premier promises more open economy

    China's premier promises more open economy

    China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might...
    China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be aimed...
  • Denmark's Vestager new powerful EU antitrust czar

    Denmark's Vestager new powerful EU antitrust czar

    Former Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager will be taking over as the European Union's powerful antitrust chief in November.
    Former Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager will be taking over as the European Union's powerful antitrust chief in November.
  • Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline

    Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:36:41 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:36:42 GMT
    Asian stock markets were muted Tuesday amid holidays in Hong Kong and South Korea. The yen hit a six-year low as the U.S. dollar strengthened on expectations the Federal Reserve will soon end stimulus and raise...
    Asian stock markets sank Wednesday following Wall Street's decline and weak Japanese machinery orders while investors mulled the timing of a possible U.S. interest rate hike.
  • Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    A draft study of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades shows increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying.
    Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National...
  • House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    Speaker John Boehner says the House will extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month and it may be done as part of a government-wide funding bill that's needed to prevent a shutdown at month's...
    House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.
  • NY judge: TV clip service not violating copyright

    NY judge: TV clip service not violating copyright

    A media monitoring company distributing television clips and snippets of transcripts to customers including the White House and Congress hasn't violated broadcasters' copyrights by letting its customers...
    A media monitoring company distributing television clips and snippets of transcripts to customers including the White House and Congress hasn't violated broadcasters' copyrights by letting its customers search its...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:57:20 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:58:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets.
    Twitter is taking its users shopping.
  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.
    Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.
  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    An accident investigations board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to decide the cause of a fatal cargo plane crash that has become the focus of dispute between UPS and its pilot union over whether work schedules are...
    A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
  • Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

    Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

    Nike is severing its business ties to Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in...
    By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence will cost him income from endorsements in addition to his $4 million in salary.
  • American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

    American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:26:37 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:27:07 GMT
    In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.
    In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.
  • Gulf secures $19 billion in West African projects

    Gulf secures $19 billion in West African projects

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:26:33 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:26:59 GMT
    Eight West African nations have secured $19 billion worth of infrastructure projects at a conference held in the Gulf country of the United Arab Emirates.
    Eight West African nations agreed Tuesday to $19 billion worth of infrastructure deals, with the lion's share going toward a massive road and railway project by a company in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

    Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:16:45 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:16:46 GMT
    U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row.
    U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row.
  • US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

    US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:06:36 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:06:37 GMT
    The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly...
    The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.
  • Late-payment rate on US auto loans rose in 2Q

    Late-payment rate on US auto loans rose in 2Q

    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.
  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:27:26 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:29:03 GMT
    Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
    Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
  • Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad

    Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:16:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:16:29 GMT
    Exporting more U.S. oil around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the nation's economy, according to a new study.
    Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.
  • Trump casinos file Chapter 11; seek concessions

    Trump casinos file Chapter 11; seek concessions

    Trump Entertainment Resorts has become the latest Atlantic City casino owner to file for bankruptcy protection.
    Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and threatened to shut down the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which would make it the fifth Atlantic City casino to close this year.
  • Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016

    Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016

    Panama's president says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016.
    Panama's president says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016.
  • Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and privacy and freedom of information experts are holding the first of seven public sessions to help the company define a new "Right to be Forgotten" established by the European...
    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the...
  • As Scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous

    As Scots eye independence, rest of UK gets nervous

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:17:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:18:20 GMT
    All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.
    All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.
  • French weapons sales grow amid Mideast tensions

    French weapons sales grow amid Mideast tensions

    France's government says its arms exports grew sharply last year, notably amid violence and tensions in the Middle East.
    France's government says its arms exports grew sharply last year, notably amid violence and tensions in the Middle East.
  • Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

    Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:56:48 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:58:10 GMT
    U.S. stocks are moving slightly lower in midday trading, putting the market on track for its second loss in a row.
    U.S. stocks are moving slightly lower in midday trading, putting the market on track for its second loss in a row.
  • Polish mission to seek food, gas deals in US

    Polish mission to seek food, gas deals in US

    Poland's Deputy Economy Minister says a mission she will lead to New York will seek deals in the food, gas and investment sectors.
    Poland's Deputy Economy Minister says a mission she will lead to New York will seek deals in the food, gas and investment sectors.
  • Economic forecast in much of world: Dim to gloomy

    Economic forecast in much of world: Dim to gloomy

    The Great Recession officially ended more than five years ago. Yet the feeling of many people around the world can be summarized in one word: Gloom.
    The Great Recession officially ended more than five years ago. Yet the feeling of many people around the world can be summarized in one word: Gloom.
  • Portugal: too soon to decide on early IMF pay back

    Portugal: too soon to decide on early IMF pay back

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:16:41 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:16:42 GMT
    Portugal's prime minister says he supports Ireland's bid for an early pay back of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund, but added his country could only take a similar initiative if market...
    Portugal's prime minister says he supports Ireland's bid for an early pay back of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund, but added his country could only take a similar initiative if market conditions...
  • College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

    College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

    The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university.
    The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree.
  • McDonald's Aug. sales metric hurt by China scandal

    McDonald's Aug. sales metric hurt by China scandal

    McDonald's says a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's biggest hamburger chain's unit that includes the Asia-Pacific region dropped 14.5 percent due to a...
    McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's biggest hamburger chain's unit that includes the Asia-Pacific region dropped 14.5 percent due to a...
  • US stocks open lower; Home Depot falls

    US stocks open lower; Home Depot falls

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:46:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:46:33 GMT
    Stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 index back below 2,000 points.
    Stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 index back below 2,000 points.
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.
    Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and...
  • French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

    French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-09-09 11:16:09 GMT
    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-09-09 11:16:16 GMT
    France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: topless woman.
    France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.
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