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  • Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen

    Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:22 GMT
    European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.
    World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on...
  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:52:58 GMT
    Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.
    Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.
  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:11 GMT
    A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers.
    A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.
  • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

    Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:09 GMT
    Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
    Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:21:14 GMT
    Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.
    Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover...
  • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

    Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:01:58 GMT
    Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.
    Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
  • Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting

    Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:01:27 GMT
    The euro has fallen to a one-year low against the dollar as Europe's single currency remains under pressure ahead of this week's policy meeting of the European Central Bank.
    The euro's descent saw it hit a new one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, but the currency risks snapping back higher this week if the European Central Bank fails to back up its recent talk of stimulus with action.
  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:11:11 GMT
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape India is notorious for.
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.
  • Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport

    Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:01:17 GMT
    Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.
    Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.
  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:22:06 GMT
    Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
    Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:09 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:41:10 GMT
    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to...
    Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.
  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:13:59 GMT
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming...
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:00:50 GMT
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...
  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:40:56 GMT
    Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
    Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
  • Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:17 GMT
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.
  • Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:01 GMT
    China's biggest property developer has launched an e-commerce venture with Internet giants Baidu and Tencent, adding to competition for industry leader Alibaba Group.
    China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.
  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:03:45 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...
    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for...
  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:37 GMT
    Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where...
    Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.
  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:41:00 GMT
    Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy.
    Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
  • NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

    NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:30:46 GMT
    North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but...
    North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost...
  • Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

    Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:30:45 GMT
    The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
    The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:13:34 GMT
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.
  • For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

    For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:34 GMT
    A small auction house that's becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400...
    A small auction house that's becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards...
  • Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

    Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:30:32 GMT
    Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.
    Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:40:41 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak...
  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:40:32 GMT
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
  • Finnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018

    Finnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:00:33 GMT
    Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expected to go online until 2018 - nine years later than initially forecast.
    Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expected to go online until 2018 - nine years later than initially forecast.
  • Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths

    Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:21:37 GMT
    Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there.
    Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there.
  • Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown

    Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:40:30 GMT
    Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.
    Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.
  • US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:41:11 GMT
    The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.
    The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.
  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

    Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:00:45 GMT
    Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment...
    Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures...
  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:31:31 GMT
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
  • German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:51:20 GMT
    A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday.
    A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday.
  • Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

    Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:11:14 GMT
    Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
    Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:40:54 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the...
  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:40:52 GMT
    When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.
    When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.
  • Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

    Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:11:31 GMT
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive...
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in...
  • Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:27 GMT
    Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
    Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:23 GMT
    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
    Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:18 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:51:10 GMT
    Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on...
    Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.
  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:31:21 GMT
    It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.
    It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.
  • Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

    Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:31:02 GMT
    Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, says it will launch an initial public offering for its retail business in Dubai next month.
    Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business in Dubai next...
  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:20:52 GMT
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:58 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
  • Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:00:43 GMT
    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two...
    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad...
  • EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

    EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:10:25 GMT
    European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years.
    European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat for the next five years.
  • Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:31:11 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:00:10 GMT
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    Sesame catching on in southeast US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:42:26 GMT
    Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in...
    Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with...
  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:42:18 GMT
    Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
    Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:20:02 GMT
    U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July.
    U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.
  • Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:02:13 GMT
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:20:23 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:19:46 GMT
    Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.
    Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven...
  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:01:02 GMT
    Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.
  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:52 GMT
    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion...
    Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian...
  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:00 GMT
    Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected...
    Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:23 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using...
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:12 GMT
    The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.
    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.
  • Stock market closes at record high

    Stock market closes at record high

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:31:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.
    By The Associated Press The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.
  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:36 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.
    Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward...
  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:19:55 GMT
    European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc's stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.
    Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions.
  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Video games come of age as spectator sport

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:50:42 GMT
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like...
    Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...
  • Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

    Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:10:00 GMT
    U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.
    U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.
  • Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:00:20 GMT
    She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe,...
    She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is...
  • Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:19:38 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading.
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading.
  • '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice

    '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:39:48 GMT
    Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.
    Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.
  • US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:39:47 GMT
    U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. The increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.
    U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.
  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:30:14 GMT
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:19:37 GMT
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
    Is it time to cash out of stocks?
  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:30:16 GMT
    Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery.
    Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.
  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:49:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out.
    By The Associated Press The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out.
  • Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

    Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:09:46 GMT
    Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
    Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
  • Fiat investor tally shows Chrysler deal on course

    Fiat investor tally shows Chrysler deal on course

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:01:10 GMT
    Fiat says an ongoing tally of investors suggests there are not enough opposed to a merger with Chrysler to derail the deal.
    Fiat says an ongoing tally of investors suggests there are not enough opposed to a merger with Chrysler to derail the deal.
  • Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

    Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:09:17 GMT
    Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.
    Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.
  • India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:50:31 GMT
    Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
    Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:38 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:14 GMT
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid...
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the...
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:10:32 GMT
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:33:30 GMT
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
  • Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

    Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:49 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:49:27 GMT
    Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running...
    Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute...
  • Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

    Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:09:08 GMT
    Japan reports its economy remained stalled in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.
    Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.
  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:49:15 GMT
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
  • US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:19:18 GMT
    U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.
    U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.
  • JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

    JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:19:14 GMT
    JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of...
    JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity,...
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:39:51 GMT
    The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin's government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in...
  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

    A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:34:03 GMT
    With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.
    With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.
  • Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

    Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:19:41 GMT
    President Barack Obama is drawing attention to heartening evidence of economic growth. He says, quote, "there's reason to feel good for the direction we are heading."
    New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:49:29 GMT
    After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.
    After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:38:51 GMT
    Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.
  • Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

    Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:29:43 GMT
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, her latest financial disclosure shows.
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday.
  • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:10:57 GMT
    Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a...
    As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt...
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:09:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

    No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:50:43 GMT
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"
  • Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

    Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:08 GMT
    The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years,...
    The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the...
  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:06 GMT
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:08:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending stock indexes lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending stock indexes lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
  • US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

    US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:59:29 GMT
    The Congressional Budget Office says the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent this year - hurt by a poor first-quarter performance.
    The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

    Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:50:18 GMT
    The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is...
    The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is needed to...
  • Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:08 GMT
    Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7...
    French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company...
  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

    Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:19:11 GMT
    Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
    Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
  • TiVo to make version for those without cable

    TiVo to make version for those without cable

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:15 GMT
    Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.
    Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.
  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:10 GMT
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
    At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
  • Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

    Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:02 GMT
    Sony says its PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack.
    Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.
  • Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

    Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:48:59 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:29:08 GMT
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
  • Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

    Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:19:04 GMT
    A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.
    German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and...
  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:28:43 GMT
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
  • French leader banks on free market to save economy

    French leader banks on free market to save economy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:39:22 GMT
    Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist...
    Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government's left...
  • German unemployment ticks up slightly in August

    German unemployment ticks up slightly in August

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:58:32 GMT
    Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
    Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:35 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
  • Dubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent

    Dubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:30 GMT
    Dubai-based port operator DP World says its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as new capacity and a pick-up in global trade allowed it to process more cargo.
    Dubai-based port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as it was able to process more cargo thanks to new capacity and a pick-up in global trade.
  • Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

    Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 07:59:30 GMT
    The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.
    The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.
  • Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:40 GMT
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.
  • Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:29:54 GMT
    Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as investors digested signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy.
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.
  • Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

    Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:08:40 GMT
    Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) statutory loss for the last fiscal year reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and...
    Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.
  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:48:34 GMT
    Negotiators hoping to reach a new contract that would keep hundreds of billions of dollars of cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits.
    Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care...
  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:28:32 GMT
    Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday...
    Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and...
  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

    GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:18:22 GMT
    The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.
    General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans...
  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:18:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
    By The Associated Press Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:29:11 GMT
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as finance minister.
    Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.
  • Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation

    Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:18:45 GMT
    Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans.
    Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans.
  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:31:08 GMT
    Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian...
    Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.
  • Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

    Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:24 GMT
    France's government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region that has killed more than 1,400 people.
    France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone.
  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds at 2,000 points

    Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds at 2,000 points

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:08:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from a record high set the day before.
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from a record high set the day before.
  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:48:33 GMT
    Ryanair has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from its no-frills tradition.
    European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.
  • Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry

    Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:58 GMT
    Spanish fashion retailer Inditex says it has withdrawn a children's shirt which triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps.
    Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps.
  • Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

    Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:19:32 GMT
    Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.
    Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.
  • 2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:18 GMT
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival...
    European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's...
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade; Tiffany gains

    Stocks edge higher in early trade; Tiffany gains

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:48:45 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its first close above 2,000 points.
    By The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its first close above 2,000 points.
  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:08:37 GMT
    The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
    The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
  • Scottish businesses: no case for independence

    Scottish businesses: no case for independence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:28:22 GMT
    A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.
    A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.
  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:38:06 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
    Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
  • Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

    Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:28:04 GMT
    The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
    The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
  • Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

    Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:38:13 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for...
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.
  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:19:59 GMT
    Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming.
    Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.
  • Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

    Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:08:04 GMT
    A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.
    A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.
  • Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

    Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:31:20 GMT
    Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees...
    Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously...
  • AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

    AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:27:40 GMT
    Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
    Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
  • French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

    French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:18:27 GMT
    France has reshuffled its government to silence dissidents that had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policy as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward...
    France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation...
  • Another milestone: S&P 500 closes above 2,000

    Another milestone: S&P 500 closes above 2,000

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:18:14 GMT
    It was a big round-number day for the stock market.
    It was a big round-number day for the stock market.
  • Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:57:45 GMT
    Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.
    The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.
  • US home price gains slow in June

    US home price gains slow in June

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:48:25 GMT
    U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June.
    U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June - a cooldown that could continue for several more months.
  • Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

    Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:37:59 GMT
    The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
    The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:28:43 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
  • S&P 500, Dow average heading for record highs

    S&P 500, Dow average heading for record highs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:07:36 GMT
    Encouraging economic news is sending the stock market further into record territory.
    Encouraging economic news is sending the stock market further into record territory.
  • Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:58:40 GMT
    Two earthquakes measuring over 5 in magnitude - the biggest yet - have shaken Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after the country issued an aviation red alert warning that an ash-emitting eruption may be imminent.
    Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement...
  • Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

    Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:17:55 GMT
    U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
    U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
  • US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:58:05 GMT
    Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation,...
    Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month....
  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:00:41 GMT
    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
    The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance...
  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:00:28 GMT
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone operators and investors have filed lawsuits challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model...
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the...
  • US credit card late payments down in 2Q

    US credit card late payments down in 2Q

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:58:07 GMT
    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
  • US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

    US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:47:57 GMT
    Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000.
    Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000.
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:57:56 GMT
    The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their...
    Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while...
  • US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:47:42 GMT
    Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation,...
    Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders...
  • Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

    Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:37:45 GMT
    Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly.
    Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly.
  • Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

    Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:50:05 GMT
    Asian stock markets were muted Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech left investors guessing about the central bank's next move on interest rates.
    Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy.
  • John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

    John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:57:49 GMT
    John G. Sperling, founder of the for-profit University of Phoenix, has died, company officials said Sunday. He was 93.
    John G. Sperling was in his teens - illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness - when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read.
  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:39:36 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor...
    The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...
  • Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

    Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:19:57 GMT
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
  • Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

    Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:17:09 GMT
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space...
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it...
  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:57:13 GMT
    Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and form a new publicly listed company that would be based in Canada.
    Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
  • S&P 500 touches 2,000 as corporate deals continue

    S&P 500 touches 2,000 as corporate deals continue

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:27:21 GMT
    The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time.
    The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time.
  • UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:57:44 GMT
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
  • French government dissolves over economic policy

    French government dissolves over economic policy

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:19:47 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's economy.
    President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting - or spending - will revive the country's stagnant economy.
  • Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

    Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:57:34 GMT
    Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister.
    Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister.
  • Talk of ECB action grows as European economy fades

    Talk of ECB action grows as European economy fades

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:57:32 GMT
    German business confidence has fallen for the fourth month in a row amid growing concerns in Europe's largest economy.
    Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe.
  • Sales of US new homes fall in July

    Sales of US new homes fall in July

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:57:10 GMT
    Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.
    Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.
  • S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

    S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:57:08 GMT
    Stocks are moving higher in midday trading, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 2,000 points for the first time.
    Stocks are moving higher in midday trading, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 2,000 points for the first time.
  • S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

    S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:27:56 GMT
    The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time.
    The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time.
  • US stocks open the week higher, Europe gains

    US stocks open the week higher, Europe gains

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:47:04 GMT
    Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue.
    Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue.
  • Germans back Spanish minister for euro finance job

    Germans back Spanish minister for euro finance job

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:16:43 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will back Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos's candidacy to be the next head of the Eurogroup, the gathering of eurozone finance ministers that sets...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will back Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos's candidacy to be the next head of the Eurogroup, the gathering of eurozone finance ministers that sets important...
  • Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan

    Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 09:57:53 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.
    Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.
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