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Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:04am

Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments.

Trump brand loses luster with affluent

Mae Anderson and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:01am

Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog.

Former Boise jet-boat maker denies swindling customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

A former Boise jet boat manufacturer accused of not delivering custom-built boats and trailers to clients who paid thousands of dollars in advance has pleaded not guilty to felony fraud charges in federal court.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move slightly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Cheaper phones are fine _ if top-end camera isn't a must

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

You can easily save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone — especially if you, like many people, don't need a top-end camera.

UK wants to raze 783 London homes to expand Heathrow airport

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:44am

Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of hundreds of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:42am

The International Monetary Fund is warning that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years.

Stocks slip as earnings hit consumer companies

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:41am

U.S. stocks are edging lower Tuesday as company earnings continue to stream in. Consumer companies are falling as athletic apparel maker Under Armour, appliance maker Whirlpool and automaker GM suffer hefty losses. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher.

Jailed coal CEO wants misdemeanor overturned in deadly blast

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:34am

Attorneys for Don Blankenship and the federal government are back in court this week as the former coal operator appeals his conviction in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

Wells Fargo rolls out ad campaign addressing sales scandal

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:33am

Wells Fargo launched a new advertising campaign this week to address the company's ongoing sales practices scandal and what it is doing to make things right for its customers.

Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:31am

Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

Harvard reaches tentative deal with striking dining workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:31am

Harvard University says it has reached a tentative labor agreement with its striking cafeteria workers.

Judge approves Volkswagen's $15B emissions settlement; VW to start buying back cars in Nov.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

Judge approves Volkswagen's $15B emissions settlement; VW to start buying back cars in Nov. .

Fiat Chrysler raises earnings forecasts again

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday increased its 2016 earnings forecast for the second time this year after strong results in North America helped it return to a profit in the third quarter.

Under Armour takes a breather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

Under Armour had one of the worst trading days in its history as investors sensed that the hard-charging athletic company may be hitting the wall.

Consumer confidence retreated slightly in October

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:11am

American consumers felt less confident this month, but the small retreat came after confidence had risen to a 20-month high in September.

The Latest: 3 hospitalized after fatal workplace shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:01am

The Latest on the fatal workplace shooting inside a rail car manufacturing company in Virginia (all times local):

GM reports record 3Q earnings despite slowing US sales

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:43am

General Motors doesn't seem too worried about slowing U.S. auto sales or economic troubles in Europe. If third-quarter numbers are any indication, the company has numbers to back that up.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:41am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Idaho, eastern Oregon produce more, larger onions in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:41am

Producers in the Idaho-Eastern Oregon area saw onion yields that are larger in both quantity and size this year.