06/23/2014 12:40amThe West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.
06/23/2014 2:00amPrime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.
06/23/2014 2:00amSouth African police on Monday searched for the killers of eight gold miners who were found shot dead at an illegal shaft on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg.
06/23/2014 2:50amHundreds of workers arrive at sunrise at the Ingalls shipyard on the Gulf Coast, and there to greet them are a dozen campaign volunteers with fliers and signs that say, "Save our Jobs."
06/23/2014 3:40amAlbanian police say they have so far destroyed some 43 tons of marijuana and 133,000 cannabis plants in a lawless southern village that they fought their way into last week.
06/23/2014 5:41amA home owned by talk show host Conan O'Brien has been removed from a Rhode Island auction after he paid some back taxes on the property.
06/23/2014 6:30amBritain's Treasury chief on Monday made the case for better connecting the cities in northern England to create a second economic powerhouse to rival London, unveiling a plan to build new railway lines, pool resources and boost investment.
06/23/2014 7:10amBurdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.
06/23/2014 7:20amSoftware maker Oracle is buying Micros Systems Inc., which provides software and hardware to the hospitality and retail industries, for about $5.3 billion.
06/23/2014 7:50amHealth officials in Peoria County say the area still needs more funding to remove lead hazards from more than 200 homes on a waiting list, despite federal grants already received.
06/23/2014 8:01amStocks are edging lower in early trading after indexed closed last week at record highs.
06/23/2014 8:01amA Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said Monday that they had smoothed out a dispute over the new "Transformer" movie, which would be released in China as scheduled.
06/23/2014 8:02amAllergan, the maker of Botox, said Monday that Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile takeover bid for the company is "grossly inadequate" and that shareholders should reject it.
06/23/2014 8:03amThe Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether Amtrak can partner with a government agency to create rules that other private railroads must follow.
06/23/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
06/23/2014 8:42amAlstom's chief executive says the French heavy engineering firm's agreement to sell off most of its power generation business to U.S. rival General Electric Co. will save jobs and protect France's national interests.
06/23/2014 9:01amGrain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/23/2014 9:01amMore St. Louis-area public school districts that previously welcomed transfer students from a nearby struggling district will soon consider whether to accept them after the state's dissolution of the unaccredited Normandy district.
06/23/2014 9:03amThe Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the broad application of a federal anti-bank fraud law.
06/23/2014 9:11amThe first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
06/23/2014 9:21amThe University of Missouri is in the beginning stages of planning a new center to help faculty improve their teaching practices and use of technology.
06/23/2014 9:50amWisconsin Energy Corp. is buying Integrys Energy Group Inc. for about $5.8 billion in cash and stock to form a more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company.
06/23/2014 9:51amTakeover target Shire on Monday highlighted its potential as a standalone drugmaker, offering investors a rosy projection of its earnings potential that it believes is not reflected in the acquisition proposal made by U.S.-based rival AbbVie.
06/23/2014 10:10amStocks are edging lower in midday trading after indexes closed last week at record highs.
06/23/2014 10:21amSpanish energy company Repsol has announced what it says is a significant hydrocarbon discovery in a relatively unexplored part of West Siberia.
06/23/2014 10:31amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
06/23/2014 10:31amNews Corp. said Monday it will sell its Community Newspaper Group, which is based in New York City and publishes 11 community newspapers and websites, as well as several magazines.
06/23/2014 10:50amTo the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5.
06/23/2014 11:31amAn Amtrak train hit a vehicle that was apparently driving on train tracks in Massachusetts, killing three people in the vehicle and derailing the train, authorities said Monday. The crash also disrupted and delayed train service along the busy Northeast corridor.
06/23/2014 11:31amThe U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas are close to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
06/23/2014 11:42amA South African union representing tens of thousands of miners who have been on strike for five months has reached a wage deal with platinum-producing companies to end the protest, the head of the union said Monday.
06/23/2014 11:45amIf you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook — your profile information, status updates, likes and interests.
06/23/2014 11:51amA British husband and wife who murdered the woman's parents and collected their pension checks for 15 years have been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
06/23/2014 12:11pmThree Michigan health care systems announced Monday that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine operations into a new $3.8 billion nonprofit and expect the deal to be completed in the fall.
06/23/2014 12:20pmThe turmoil in Iraq has thrown the OPEC member's ambitious plans to boost oil production into doubt, threatening to crimp its most vital economic lifeline.
06/23/2014 12:21pmA Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said Monday that they have smoothed out a dispute over the new "Transformer" movie and it will be released in China as scheduled.
06/23/2014 12:50pmCorinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.
06/23/2014 1:11pmSales of previously owned U.S. homes posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years in May, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year.
06/23/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/23/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
06/23/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 66 cents -- closing at $106.17 a barrel.
06/23/2014 1:31pmThe June gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1318.00 an ounce -- up $1.80.
06/23/2014 2:11pmU.S. stock indexes are closing slightly below the record levels they hit last week as investors assess a batch of corporate news.
06/23/2014 2:21pmStocks fell for the first time in seven days, ending a run that had pushed the indexes to all-time highs, as investors assessed corporate news.
06/23/2014 2:31pmThe California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
06/23/2014 2:41pmThe Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" led a trio of chart-topping sequels at the weekend box office.
06/23/2014 2:41pmThe Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal settlements companies pay out each year.
06/23/2014 3:01pmWomen with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.
06/23/2014 3:11pmThe White House and an influential pair of business organizations called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one day after newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said the agency should be phased out.
06/23/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:
06/23/2014 3:51pmLawmakers didn't follow the Louisiana Constitution in authorizing Gov. Bobby Jindal to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville, a judge ruled Monday, but the judge is not requiring the Jindal administration to stop plans to shutter the facility next week.
06/23/2014 4:01pmAvon Products said Monday that it will cut another 600 jobs as it tries to reduce its spending.
06/23/2014 4:01pmFaulty air bags — which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide — are being blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.
06/23/2014 5:10pmA little thing like a flooded creek was not enough to keep an Alaska restaurant owner from delivering Thai ribs and fried rice to stranded customers over the weekend.
06/23/2014 5:20pmA backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest.
06/23/2014 5:20pmTerry McMillan is ending a long-term relationship — with her publisher.
06/23/2014 5:21pmPoker can continue for now at the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's casino in Worley after a federal judge ruled Monday that the state violated a gambling compact in a dispute over a game Idaho says is illegal.
06/23/2014 5:21pmGov. Pat McCrory said Monday he's confident that he and legislative leaders will make progress this week on final adjustments to the North Carolina budget — but just in case, he's preparing to run state government next week without those adjustments.
06/23/2014 5:50pmA federal review has determined some South Texas physicians stopped accepting veterans as patients because a Veterans Affairs center was not reimbursing the doctors in a timely manner.
06/23/2014 7:01pmPresident Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.
06/23/2014 7:11pmA top federal investigator has identified "a troubling pattern of deficient patient care" at Veterans Affairs facilities around the country that she says was pointed out by whistleblowers but downplayed by the department.
06/23/2014 7:30pmLucky students in Chile went home early, many Brazilian offices and stores went dark, and across the megalopolis of Mexico City traffic was as calm as midnight. With three Latin American countries playing for their World Cup futures Monday, fans across the region succumbed to soccer fever, slowing regular business to a crawl.
06/23/2014 8:20pmThe head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party and other political groups, even as Republican lawmakers questioned his credibility.
06/23/2014 9:10pmSan Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers.