05/12/2014 1:11amFighting in Iraq's western Anbar province, now in its fifth month, appears to have bogged down, with government forces unable to drive out Islamic militants who took over one of the area's main cities. But the impact is being felt much further, with the repercussions rippling through the country's economy to hit consumers and businesses.
05/12/2014 1:20amRep. Mike Rogers wants to be a "productive conservative" on the radio dial who fosters "smart debate" during the daily show he will host after leaving Congress in January.
05/12/2014 1:31amThe health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.
05/12/2014 1:40amFor Hillary Rodham Clinton, the last few months might be comparable to a spring cleaning: An airing of her political past before she sets the course for her much speculated-about future.
05/12/2014 2:10amThe government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.
05/12/2014 3:21amNissan's quarterly profit edged up nearly 5 percent as sales grew around the world and a favorable exchange rate helped earnings.
05/12/2014 3:50amGermany's new top labor official says he will push to have the country introduce a national minimum wage quicker than planned and work to make union membership more attractive to young people.
05/12/2014 4:20amTerrebonne Career and Technical High School students interested in learning the basics of oil and gas production will have the opportunity to do so next fall through a new integrated production lab.
05/12/2014 4:40amPolice said Monday they detained 60 people following a protest over plans to build a waste incinerator in a city in eastern China, where neighbors expressed skepticism about official pledges to seek public approval before proceeding.
05/12/2014 6:00amSen. Charles Schumer is pushing a plan in the Senate that would allow undergraduate borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at today's lower rates.
05/12/2014 6:21amHillshire Brands Co. is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $4.23 billion. The companies put the transaction's total value at approximately $6.6 billion, which includes Pinnacle's outstanding debt.
05/12/2014 6:51amHe spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.
05/12/2014 7:01amThe Mormon church is moving 67 missionaries out of Ukraine due to continuing unrest there. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the missionaries will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service.
05/12/2014 7:20amWorkers at U.S.-owned Caltex gas stations in Cambodia went on strike Monday to demand higher wages and better working conditions.
05/12/2014 7:31amA Las Vegas Strip hotel security guard is due in court Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted two women he escorted to their rooms. Prosecutors say both women Jerry Johnson is accused of sexually assaulting at the Wyndham were intoxicated. They say DNA evidence links him to both cases.
05/12/2014 7:41amEuropean court orders Turkey to pay 90 million euros over 1974 Cyprus military operation.
05/12/2014 7:42amBSkyB, the London-headquartered satellite broadcaster, confirmed Monday that it is in early talks with 21st Century Fox to buy its pay television assets in Italy and Germany.
05/12/2014 7:51amStocks are opening higher on Wall Street, sending major indexes to their latest all-time highs.
05/12/2014 8:11amOn paper, the federal rejection of financing plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal's LSU hospital privatization deals looks like it has all the makings of a fiscal calamity for the state.
05/12/2014 8:11amA University of Rhode Island professor says his monthly analysis of the economy showed no overall improvement in March.
05/12/2014 8:20amThey sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils of collapsing earth and limb-crushing machinery to come up with a few grams of gold.
05/12/2014 8:21amThe Snake River's fall chinook salmon are making a comeback.
05/12/2014 8:40amIrish drugmaker Shire said Monday it will buy privately-held Lumena Pharmaceuticals for more than $260 million in a deal that gives Shire new experimental treatments for liver diseases.
05/12/2014 9:10amBotox maker Allergan formally rejected on Monday a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saying that the unsolicited offer worth nearly $46 billion undervalues the company and poses a significant risk to its growth prospects.
05/12/2014 9:30amItaly's largest bank, Unicredit, says lower bad loan provisions helped its net profit rise by 58 percent in the first quarter, in a further sign that the country's economy is stabilizing following years of crisis.
05/12/2014 9:40amPfizer Inc. has sought to allay concerns over its proposed $106 billion takeover offer of Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca, insisting that its promises will be legally binding.
05/12/2014 10:01amA livestock feed producer says it expects to create about 20 jobs within two years at its new distribution center in Hagerstown.
05/12/2014 10:11amThe United Mine Workers of America is giving "qualified support" to the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.
05/12/2014 10:11amThe Rhode Island Board of Education is expected to consider draft legislation that advances plans for a nursing education center on the edge of downtown Providence.
05/12/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
05/12/2014 10:41amAn Israeli man was arrested while trying to depart the country on Monday following a request by the U.S. that he be held for alleged illegal weapons trading with Iran, Israel's justice ministry said.
05/12/2014 11:01amA new study suggests that in a single year, up to 42 percent of Medicare patients got at least one medical procedure they didn't need — overtreatment that cost as much as $8 billion.
05/12/2014 11:21amChrysler Group saw big sales gains in the first quarter thanks to the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup, but it lost money because of charges related to its merger with Italian automaker Fiat SpA.
05/12/2014 11:31amAfter immigrating to Oregon from the Mexican state of Oaxaca more than two decades ago, Paula Asuncion worked on farms and in minimum wage jobs at fast-food restaurants — a widow struggling to feed six children, sharing cramped apartments with other families.
05/12/2014 11:31amThe managing director of the International Monetary Fund has withdrawn as Smith College's commencement speaker after faculty and students protests.
05/12/2014 11:41amFrozen food makers plan to launch their first national TV ad in defense of their products on Tuesday as the category fights to boost slipping sales.
05/12/2014 12:01pm"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.
05/12/2014 12:31pmThe U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.
05/12/2014 12:40pmCities across the West have mandated water restrictions or asked residents to voluntarily cut back on water use to avoid shortages. Some restrictions take effect automatically each year, while others depend on the forecast and the amount of precipitation the region has received. Much of the West is in some stage of drought, ranging from abnormal to exceptional.
05/12/2014 12:41pmThe Obama administration warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and ports is running dry and that the economy would be damaged if it is not replenished.
05/12/2014 1:01pmWhat started off in a college course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas could soon be the next big thing on the casino floor.
05/12/2014 1:12pmHillshire Brands is pushing further outside the deli case with a deal to buy the maker of Birds Eye frozen vegetables, Duncan Hines cake mixes and Hungry-Man frozen dinners.
05/12/2014 1:30pmA one-year extension of South Carolina's first private school tuition program appears to be coasting through the budget process.
05/12/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 60 cents -- closing at $100.59 a barrel.
05/12/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
05/12/2014 1:31pmThe May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1295.60 an ounce -- up $8.30.
05/12/2014 1:31pmThe managing director of the International Monetary Fund backed out of giving this year's commencement address at Smith College in the wake of protests from faculty and students, the school announced Monday.
05/12/2014 1:51pmPolice in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.
05/12/2014 2:00pmGrain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/12/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/12/2014 2:01pmMark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural home as a neurologist a few hundred miles (kilometers) away examines him via the camera in his laptop.
05/12/2014 2:10pmTwo Texas brothers acted fraudulently by trying to hide assets they controlled in four public companies that were sold for billions of dollars, a jury determined Monday in a civil trial.
05/12/2014 2:21pmSeveral thousand contract workers employed at the New York City area's major airports voted Monday to join a union after campaigning for better pay and benefits.
05/12/2014 2:21pmInterest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged and rates on six-month bills rising to the highest level since late March.
05/12/2014 3:01pmA second New York businessman pleaded guilty for his role in a $100 million Ponzi scheme that helped fund what prosecutors called a failing Hamptons resort.
05/12/2014 3:02pmThe historic restructuring of Detroit through bankruptcy court is taking a crucial step by putting a key agreement before some of those most affected: roughly 30,000 retirees and city employees.
05/12/2014 3:11pmInmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
05/12/2014 3:31pmDevelopers proposing to build a casino in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing at least $350 million in the project, the panel overseeing the licensing process announced Monday.
05/12/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:
05/12/2014 3:41pmThe stock market returned to record levels on Monday as investors regained their appetite for riskier stocks.
05/12/2014 4:00pmA judge is placing four former Blackwater Worldwide guards together in a trial that is scheduled to begin on June 11 in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the injuring of at least 18 others in Baghdad.
05/12/2014 4:11pmSen. Rand Paul made his latest threat Monday to delay nominations, this time President Barack Obama's picks for vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board.
05/12/2014 4:20pmIn his new memoir out Monday, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blasts U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois for "delusional" comments he allegedly made to Chinese officials about U.S. debt while a congressman in 2009.
05/12/2014 4:20pmState lawmakers are considering whether to include electronic cigarettes in the state's indoor public smoking ban.
05/12/2014 4:30pmIllinois lawmakers are expected to take on other issues this week while a vote on an income tax increase looms.
05/12/2014 4:31pmWorkers at a northwest Indiana hospital placed on home isolation after coming in contact with a man diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East have begun returning to work, the hospital's chief medical information officer said.
05/12/2014 4:50pmThe maker of the popular hot sauce Sriracha said Monday that he has no plans to move his contested plant out of California but would consider expanding into Texas if the Lone Star State can produce peppers as hot as the ones grown especially for him in Southern California.
05/12/2014 4:50pmWith help from Washington, Virgin America is getting two airport gates at Dallas Love Field.
05/12/2014 5:11pmPayment processor Vantiv said Monday that it will spend $1.65 billion to buy Mercury Payment Systems, which helps retailers process credit, debit and check payments.
05/12/2014 5:20pmFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.
05/12/2014 5:20pmNorth Dakota has the country's highest death rate for workers in the oil, gas and mining sector, at more than six times the national average, and an even higher rate among construction workers, according to a new report from the nation's largest labor union.
05/12/2014 5:21pmA one-year extension of South Carolina's first private school tuition program appears to be coasting through the budget process this election year after a decade of GOP infighting.
05/12/2014 5:50pmA widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration's continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
05/12/2014 5:50pmWatchdogs said Monday that they're outraged prosecutors filed no charges against National Park Service officials responsible for $3 million in illegal projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial ground.
05/12/2014 6:20pmAn attorney for the largest city in California to seek bankruptcy protection told a judge Monday that he has tried to reach a deal with Stockton's last major creditor, but the company is not budging.
05/12/2014 6:30pmThe widow of the man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker sued the automaker on Monday, claiming design flaws caused both men to die in a fiery crash in November.
05/12/2014 6:50pmThe Rhode Island Board of Education on Monday endorsed legislation outlining the terms of a lease for a nursing education facility that is the centerpiece of a major proposed redevelopment project on the edge of downtown Providence.
05/12/2014 7:30pmTwo former Qualcomm Inc. managers were criminally charged with insider trading for allegedly buying shares of a semiconductor maker before Qualcomm announced an agreement to buy the company.
05/12/2014 8:00pmLorenzo Zambrano, who transformed Cemex SA de Mexico from a regional cement producer into a global player, died Tuesday in Spain, the company said.
05/12/2014 9:00pmThree employees and the railway company involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a small town in Quebec, killing 47 people, will face criminal negligence charges, provincial prosecutors announced late Monday.
05/12/2014 10:20pmSmall business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic.
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