Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted Aug 29th - 2:51pm
Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.
Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions of a possible merger with The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks.
Seth Sutel, Associated Press | Posted Aug 29th - 2:31pm
Banks are leading the stock market higher in afternoon trading Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks by making lending more profitable. Herbalife rose after activist investor Carl Icahn, the company's largest shareholder, said he has increased his stake. The market is coming off of three days of losses.
Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | Posted Aug 29th - 2:31pm
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress.
Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 29th - 2:10pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed her innocence on Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges.
Ken Thomas, Associated Press | Posted Aug 29th - 1:20pm
Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.