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Survey: US businesses add 185,000 workers in July

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:30am

The rate of hiring by U.S. businesses slowed in July but remained at a solid levels, which should help boost overall economic growth.

Greece says it's in 'final stage' of bailout talks

Derek Gatopoulos and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:20am

Greece's prime minister said his country was in the "final stage" of talks for a new bailout, as his left-wing government on Wednesday rejected the idea of extending the negotiations beyond this month.

Economists dump on Trump boast to bring jobs back from China

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 1:32am

Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House.

Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:22pm

From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.

Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:20pm

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.

US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as stronger dollar holds back exports, boosts imports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:31am

US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as stronger dollar holds back exports, boosts imports.

Thailand to ban metal gas canisters in south over bomb fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:31am

Security officials in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand plan to ban the use of metal cooking gas tanks because they are often used to make homemade bombs.

16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:21am

At least 16 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured Wednesday when two buses collided head-on in far eastern Russia, officials said.

Thai currency falls to 6-year low as foreigners dump stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 6:20am

Thailand's currency fell to a six-year low against the dollar Wednesday, as foreign investors continue to dump stocks while waiting for the country's economy to pick up.

Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 5:11am

A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of a subsidiary of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.

US, China clash over South China Sea disputes

Matthew Lee and Eileen NG, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 4:50am

The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.

Draft rules for Uber, Lyft in Nevada suggests $300,000 fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 4:40am

Before Uber, Lyft and other so-called transportation network companies can rev up to offer rides in Nevada, a state agency's draft rules have a few more steps to navigate.

Carnegie Mellon University awarded $278M in patent suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 4:00am

A Bermuda computer chip manufacturer was ordered to pay Carnegie Mellon University at least $278 million for infringing on its patents for over 555 million chips the company imported into the United States.

Atlanta Medical Center hosts job for nurses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 3:40am

Atlanta Medical Center is hosting a job fair for registered nurses.

Summer version of Outdoor Retailer Show starts in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 3:10am

The lucrative outdoor retailer show kicks off in Salt Lake City Wednesday with 27,000 people expected over four days at the convention center.

Portland accepting last of proposals for solar projects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 2:11am

Portland is almost finished accepting proposals to convert rooftops in the city into projects that generate solar-powered electricity.

The Latest: Gray wins Democratic nomination for governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 12:20am

The latest on Mississippi primary elections (all times local):

At least 24 killed, 300 rescued after trains derail in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:00pm

Two passenger trains derailed over a bridge in central India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 24 people, officials said Wednesday. More than 300 people have been rescued.

Service restored after phone outages reported in Southeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:01pm

Phone carriers say some customers in the Southeast who experienced outages with wireless and wired service have had service restored.

Alabama House committee votes down cigarette tax

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 7:11pm

A legislative committee on Tuesday voted down a proposed hike in Alabama's cigarette tax, killing one of Gov. Robert Bentley's major proposals for filling a hole in the state's general fund budget.