05/08/2014 12:50amClouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland.
05/08/2014 1:11amSt. Paul's College trustees are hopeful a deadline extension will stir a buyer for the Lawrenceville campus.
05/08/2014 1:30amTwo billionaire brothers and the former senior Hong Kong official they're accused of bribing have pleaded not guilty as their high profile corruption trial got underway on Thursday.
05/08/2014 1:50amA former worker is seeking 11 million yen ($110,000) in compensation from the operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant for exposing him to high levels of radiation after the 2011 tsunami.
05/08/2014 1:50amWithin weeks, President Barack Obama's administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across the U.S., much to the dismay of many Democratic candidates who are running for election in energy-producing states. Fearful of a political backlash, they wish their fellow Democrat in the White House would hold off until after the voting.
05/08/2014 2:30amSpanish energy company Repsol says its first quarter net profit rose 27 percent as revenue from the sale of liquefied natural gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell Plc offset the cost of operation disruptions in Libya.
05/08/2014 3:00amAlibaba, the e-commerce giant planning a blockbuster share sale in the U.S., shook up China's vast but sleepy retailing industry by popularizing online shopping. Now it and China's other Internet companies are mounting challenges in areas from banking to broadcasting.
05/08/2014 3:00amGerman industrial production dropped 0.5 percent in March, a retreat that has raised some concerns over the outlook for Europe's largest economy in light of the tensions in Ukraine and a slowdown in China.
05/08/2014 3:10amThai anti-graft body indicts ex-prime minister for dereliction of duty over rice subsidy plan.
05/08/2014 3:10amToyota chalked up a record annual profit and sales above 10 million vehicles for the first time, but forecast Thursday a slower year ahead as the momentum from a weak yen fades.
05/08/2014 3:20amChina's trade rebounded in April from the previous month's surprise contraction but imports were subdued in another sign of the country's economic slowdown.
05/08/2014 3:30amSpanish media company PRISA says it has accepted a 725 million-euro ($1 billion) bid by telecommunications company Telefonica for a controlling stake in leading pay-per-view TV operator Digital Plus.
05/08/2014 4:30amNine million parts.
05/08/2014 5:10amBank of England policymakers have kept interest rates steady and declined to pump more money into Britain's economy amid signals of recovery.
05/08/2014 5:40amState lawmakers reached a midnight deadline to close out an election-year legislative session marked by disagreement over whether Connecticut's economy is finally improving after the recession.
05/08/2014 5:50amEuropean Central Bank leaves key rate unchanged at record low 0.25 percent.
05/08/2014 6:00amThailand's anti-graft commission indicted ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a widely criticized rice subsidy program, a day after a court forced her from office.
05/08/2014 6:10amFannie Mae posted net income of $5.3 billion from January through March, its ninth straight profitable quarter, as the housing market continued to heal.
05/08/2014 6:10amThe parent company of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, posted an annual profit Thursday of $1.1 billion as it enjoyed a dip in fuel costs and boosted capacity with the addition of two dozen new planes.
05/08/2014 6:32amChina has towed a deep sea drilling rig to a spot off Vietnam's coast in waters claimed by both. The rig has been escorted by a reported 70 Chinese craft that have rammed Vietnamese ships and fended them off with water cannons, raising tensions between the nations to their highest in years.
05/08/2014 6:50amMortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $4 billion for the January-through-March period, helped by a strengthening housing market. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past 10 quarters.
05/08/2014 7:51amChina insisted Thursday it had every right to drill for oil off Vietnam's coast and warned its neighbor to leave the area around the deep-sea rig where Chinese and Vietnamese ships are engaged in a tense standoff.
05/08/2014 8:00amStocks are edging higher in early trading after investors were mostly pleased by the latest U.S. corporate earnings news.
05/08/2014 8:00amSteel producer Nucor Corp. has given $255,000 to Michigan Technological University to establish a lab to help better prepare students for jobs after they graduate.
05/08/2014 8:01amGovernment-controlled mortgage financers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted solid earnings for the January-March period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains over recent quarters have enabled the companies to fully repay their taxpayer aid after being rescued by the government in 2008.
05/08/2014 8:10amSam Nahorny has dreams of being a bobsledder, an FBI agent and a firefighter.
05/08/2014 8:20amKellogg says it will no longer use the "All Natural" or "Nothing Artificial" labels on certain Kashi products as part of an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit.
05/08/2014 8:20amWendy's reported a sharply higher profit for its first quarter on Thursday as the hamburger chain saw lower costs and an improvement in sales.
05/08/2014 8:31amNearly all the weekend nurses working for University of Missouri Health Care have agreed to sharp reductions in incentive pay.
05/08/2014 8:51amBaton Rouge-based home nursing company Amedisys Inc. reported a first-quarter loss of $12.4 million, or 39 cents per share, compared to a profit of $2.7 million, or 9 cents per share a year ago.
05/08/2014 8:51amGrain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/08/2014 9:00amAverage U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for a second straight week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start.
05/08/2014 9:00amBarclays PLC, the scandal-hit British bank, is to cut 14,000 jobs this year in an attempt to streamline operations and reduce the importance of the investment banking division.
05/08/2014 9:11amThe number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to 319,000, the latest sign that the job market is slowly improving.
05/08/2014 9:21amNew Hampshire's Executive Council has confirmed the appointment of a longtime education activist to state Board of Education.
05/08/2014 9:31amThe European Union's antitrust body is opening an in-depth investigation of the proposed 10 billion-euro ($14 billion) deal by Liberty Global PLC to fully take over Dutch cable operator Ziggo NV.
05/08/2014 9:31amThe A-10 Warthog, military bases scattered around the country and the generous housing allowance for service members survived the budget knife early Thursday morning as a House panel rebuffed Pentagon pleas and approved a $601 billion defense bill that spares ships, planes and benefits.
05/08/2014 9:31amEuropean Central Bank President Mario Draghi strongly hinted Thursday that the eurozone's top monetary authority could take action next month to counter persistently low inflation and strengthen the recovery amid worries about the crisis in Ukraine.
05/08/2014 9:31amAfter three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.
05/08/2014 9:51amPortland Superintendent Carole Smith has criticized a group of parents for their complaints about an African-American principal and recommended diversity training for them.
05/08/2014 9:51amStocks are moving higher in midday trading as investors liked what they saw in the latest U.S. corporate earnings reports.
05/08/2014 10:11amSound Transit is ready to pay the University of Washington $43 million to mitigate interference from vibrations caused by the construction of a light-rail tunnel from the university to the Northgate area of Seattle.
05/08/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
05/08/2014 10:51amArgentina's opponents have filed their last arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging justices to deny the South American government's appeal of a $1.4 billion debt ruling because President Cristina Fernandez has repeatedly vowed not to honor any decision that goes against her.
05/08/2014 11:01amThe woman who's been nominated to head the federal Department of Health and Human Services is telling senators that the new health care law "is making a positive difference."
05/08/2014 11:01amBurger King has some new additions to its breakfast menu — its flame-broiled burgers.
05/08/2014 11:02amFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that the Fed's bond holdings will likely remain at high levels for up to eight years after it starts raising short-term interest rates.
05/08/2014 11:41amEuropean Union officials have given preliminary approval to broadening the bloc's Ukraine-related sanctions to include people, companies or organizations that have profited illicitly from Russia's takeover of Crimea, senior EU diplomats said Thursday.
05/08/2014 12:20pmSnapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission.
05/08/2014 12:31pmDozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names.
05/08/2014 12:41pmA legal battle is brewing over the classic arcade game Skee-Ball.
05/08/2014 12:41pmThe former manager of a peanut processing plant in Georgia that was linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven criminal counts, including fraud.
05/08/2014 12:41pmThree former employees of a Boise call center laid off with some 1,600 other workers have filed a lawsuit in federal court contending they were led to believe their jobs would last longer.
05/08/2014 12:51pmFederal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman has agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than $520,000 in Social Security checks over the span of 30 years.
05/08/2014 12:51pmStudents from nearly a dozen high schools gathered in Mason City for an annual competition that focuses on the building trades industry.
05/08/2014 1:11pmAt the height of the "Just Say No" campaign in the war on drugs, Sig Rogich was a senior adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
05/08/2014 1:12pmA land-based facility to process Cyprus' new offshore gas remains a top priority, but the search for additional sources of the fuel must move quickly to keep up with a rapidly shifting market, the country's energy minister said Thursday.
05/08/2014 1:21pmDish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.
05/08/2014 1:21pmGhostly figures appeared in the sagebrush on the desert plateau along the road to Jordan Craters in Southeast Oregon.
05/08/2014 1:30pmLast year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.
05/08/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/08/2014 1:51pmLee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rapid City Journal and 44 other newspapers, says it posted a $1.5 million profit in its fiscal second-quarter, reversing a loss in the same period a year ago.
05/08/2014 1:51pmNetflix is making a push into documentaries, with the subscription service announcing deals on Thursday to premiere four new films in the next few months.
05/08/2014 2:01pmThe University of Hawaii has unveiled plans for the future center named after the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, incorporating ideas that came from the public.
05/08/2014 2:12pmStocks are ending mostly lower after some companies disappointed investors with their quarterly results.
05/08/2014 2:21pm"Fringe" liberal politicians who run the state's Democratic party are to blame for pervasive government gridlock, Maine Gov. Paul LePage told Portland business leaders Thursday.
05/08/2014 2:21pmIf someone suggested taking a drink out of the Great Salt Lake, many people would be inclined to say, "Yuck."
05/08/2014 2:21pmEven after some lengthy explanation, not everyone taking a tour Tuesday of the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant is likely going to remember the details of how metal coagulants can be employed to drag dirt and other unwanted particles from the local water supply.
05/08/2014 2:31pmAirlines tried and failed to block a federal rule making them tell passengers up front the full cost of airfare, including government taxes and fees. So they're trying another route, asking Congress to do what the Obama administration and the courts refused to do: roll back the law.
05/08/2014 2:51pmProfessional networking site LinkedIn is proposing to add office space in its hometown in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.
05/08/2014 2:51pmTime Warner says it will complete the spinoff of its Time Inc. publishing arm next month.
05/08/2014 3:01pmThe main railroad moving crude oil out of the rich Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana said a new federal emergency order on rail shipments will not affect shipments.
05/08/2014 3:20pmMissouri lawmakers approved more than $220 million in building projects Thursday, including many on college campuses, but it remains uncertain whether some of the projects actually will get money.
05/08/2014 3:30pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
05/08/2014 3:31pmRetailer Gap said its sales climbed in April and it forecast first-quarter results that were better than Wall Street had expected.
05/08/2014 3:40pmOn a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.
05/08/2014 3:40pmIt's a tough time for a tech debut.
05/08/2014 3:40pmThe stock market finished mostly lower on Thursday as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings and sold utility and energy stocks.
05/08/2014 4:01pmFrustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.
05/08/2014 4:01pmCBS's first-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as higher licensing fees from the company's Showtime network helped overcome an advertising downturn caused by less sports programming.
05/08/2014 4:01pmHundreds of thousands of lower-income adults could regain Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago under a Missouri budget plan passed Friday that also boosts spending for public education.
05/08/2014 4:02pmStepping up pressure on Syria, the Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned six Syrian officials and a Russian bank for their alleged support of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been fighting opposition forces in a 3-year-old bloody civil war.
05/08/2014 4:11pmAs hundreds cheered, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Thursday that puts Vermont on the path to be the first state to require labeling of genetically modified foods and promptly announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry.
05/08/2014 4:21pmThe chief executive of one of the nation's largest providers of the Internet's backbone on Thursday blamed cable giant Comcast for a slowdown in Netflix streaming traffic over the last two years.
05/08/2014 4:21pmMany doctors and other health care professionals nationwide have been victimized this year by identity theft used to fraudulently obtain federal and state tax refunds — and their numbers are growing, medical industry and government officials say.
05/08/2014 4:21pmA high-tech firm in California used a stretch of Interstate 80 in Nevada to demonstrate new trucking technology intended to improve safety and fuel efficiency by linking pairs of semi-trucks that travel in aerodynamic platoons.
05/08/2014 4:31pmNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.
05/08/2014 4:31pmA lawsuit filed in Shelby County seeks to block stop school systems from collecting Alabama Education Association dues, accusing school officials of moving too slowly in implementing a law that forbids payroll deduction to political groups.
05/08/2014 4:31pmTwo diners at an eatery south of Salt Lake City are recovering in the hospital after a car smashed through the dining room window.
05/08/2014 5:01pmYou can have a Coke and a smile, but if you walk into Linda Short's Coke barn, prepare to keep grinning. The size of her collection is liable to make your jaw ache.
05/08/2014 5:01pmMassachusetts health officials would be required to keep a much closer eye on prescription drugs that could lead to addiction and cause overdoses under a bill unveiled Thursday by Senate leaders.
05/08/2014 5:10pmStringent standards barring the use of electronic cigarettes in places where regular tobacco isn't allowed prevailed Thursday in the Minnesota Senate, which turned back an attempt to pare down proposed regulations.
05/08/2014 5:40pmCompany Doe is a secret no more.
05/08/2014 5:40pmA nearly $25 billion budget for next year that includes Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposals for new spending on health care, colleges and state worker pay won passage Thursday from the Louisiana House.
05/08/2014 5:50pmColorado's recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March, according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday.
05/08/2014 6:10pmThe Michigan Senate and House passed similar school budget bills Thursday that would increase per-pupil spending on K-12 education for next fiscal year.
05/08/2014 6:41pmNews Corp.'s net income fell in its fiscal third quarter, but its results beat Wall Street expectations due to better book publishing thanks to thriving sales of the "Divergent" series, which was launched as a movie in March.
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