06/24/2014 2:10amThe Czech state-run power utility CEZ says it has settled its multimillion-euro power dispute with Albania.
06/24/2014 2:40amA closely-watched survey shows German business confidence slipped for the second month in a row amid growing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.
06/24/2014 4:01amA southern New Jersey kindergarten teacher who reported two five-year-olds after they emerged from a bathroom and said they had engaged in sex play will not lose her job.
06/24/2014 4:10amThe Forrest County School District will not require a tax increase to balance its budget for the 2014-15 budget year, which begins July 1.
06/24/2014 4:50amThis is what it's like to live in Denmark, a nation with a narrower wealth gap than almost anywhere else: You've been jobless for more than a year. You have no university degree, no advanced skills. You have to pay a mortgage. And your husband is nearing retirement.
06/24/2014 5:20amJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness.
06/24/2014 5:40amPrime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a slew of measures Tuesday aimed at restoring Japan's global competitiveness. Past governments have sought and failed to enact many of the reforms Abe and other leaders say are needed to revamp an outdated post-World War II industrial model and sustain growth for decades to come.
06/24/2014 6:00amThe head of OPEC, the group of major oil exporters, says recent crude price increases are to blame on market fears caused by the crisis in Iraq but not on a drop in output.
06/24/2014 6:31amTurkey's central bank has cut its main interest rate by 0.75 percentage points, undoing some of the rate increases it took in recent month to support the falling national currency.
06/24/2014 7:20amHere are key developments in the phone hacking scandal involving segments of Britain's tabloid press:
06/24/2014 7:40amU.S. home prices rose in April from a year ago at the slowest pace in 13 months, reflecting a recent drop-off in sales.
06/24/2014 8:00amSamsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet looks different.
06/24/2014 8:00amStocks are opening slightly lower ahead of reports on new homes sales and consumer confidence.
06/24/2014 8:11amUS new home sales surge 18.6 percent in May to annual rate of 504,000, fastest pace in 6 years.
06/24/2014 8:41amIt's hard enough making it to the Olympics. Try doing it with Type 1 diabetes.
06/24/2014 8:50amGrain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/24/2014 8:50amSales of new U.S. homes rose in May to the highest level in six years, providing the strongest signal yet that housing is recovering from a recent slowdown.
06/24/2014 8:51amThe U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Delaware a $12 million federal grant to develop renewable energy.
06/24/2014 9:00amHouse Speaker John Boehner says the Obama administration is not helping Congress get to the truth over the IRS' close scrutiny of conservative groups and the agency's recent revelation that it lost emails related to that probe.
06/24/2014 9:10amU.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in more than six years.
06/24/2014 9:40amSenate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.
06/24/2014 9:41amAs Mary Smith pulls her car beside one of the gas tanks labeled "full service" at the Colonial Mart Shell in Jackson, a NASCAR-type pit stop breaks out.
06/24/2014 9:50amSan Francisco's new crackdown on a mobile app that allows people to auction off their public parking spots marks yet another clash between innovative technologies and regulators trying to maintain law and order, public safety and a sense of social decorum.
06/24/2014 9:50amDubai's stock market plunged 6.7 percent Tuesday after the construction giant that helped raise the Mideast commercial hub's record-breaking Burj Khalifa skyscraper confirmed it has fired staff following the departure of its CEO last week.
06/24/2014 9:50amThe Davenport School Board has ended its contract with an Indiana architectural company after bids for a planned project came in about $5 million higher than expected.
06/24/2014 10:01amSome comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.
06/24/2014 10:30amIt's almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.
06/24/2014 10:31amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
06/24/2014 11:11amEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will donate half of his personal wealth and half of his salary to help the country's crippling economy, the improvement of which he said requires sacrifices from all Egyptians.
06/24/2014 11:21amSenate Democrats have unveiled a $9 billion plan to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway construction money as early as this summer.
06/24/2014 11:31amWhen the government updates its estimate Wednesday of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.
06/24/2014 12:01pmA northeastern Indiana hospital system has agreed to pay an $800,000 federal fine to settle potential privacy violations stemming from medical records found dumped outside a physician's home.
06/24/2014 12:11pmClimate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.
06/24/2014 12:11pmItalian Premier Matteo Renzi issued a warning Tuesday to his European allies, saying they need to pitch in much more and help rescue tens of thousands of refugees who are risking their lives to reach the continent.
06/24/2014 12:12pmThe U.S. is trying to derail a project to build a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday after Russian and Austrian energy firms agreed to build the pipeline's western end.
06/24/2014 1:01pmIsrael on Tuesday joined an influential group of rich nations that help poor indebted economies, giving the country an international boost of recognition for its economic accomplishments.
06/24/2014 1:11pmKeeneland will host its first Breeders' Cup in October 2015, giving the picturesque track the marquee event officials have long desired and returning the season-ending championship to the Bluegrass State for the first time since 2011.
06/24/2014 1:21pmThe beer will flow at a Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the long-running German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year.
06/24/2014 1:25pmFaced with conservative opposition, House Speaker John Boehner is declining to take a position on renewing the Export-Import Bank even though he's supported it in the past. His new stance deals a blow to a top priority of the business community.
06/24/2014 1:32pmIs the lack of fear on Wall Street something to fear?
06/24/2014 1:34pmA Senate panel moved on Tuesday to increase the fee paid by travelers who enter the U.S. by commercial sea and air carriers by $2.
06/24/2014 2:11pmFederal regulators want to hear from companies using tiny, engineered micro-particles in their products, part of an effort to stay abreast of the growing field of nanotechnology.
06/24/2014 2:21pmA chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business.
06/24/2014 2:41pmThe stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.
06/24/2014 2:41pmThe Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, according to a study that underscores the unevenness of wealth gains since the recession ended.
06/24/2014 2:41pmThe Southern Illinois University system's governing board has signed off on two fee proposals meant to help the Carbondale campus' sports programs and student newspaper.
06/24/2014 2:41pmNBC is fighting amateur with amateur.
06/24/2014 2:41pmCalifornia's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.
06/24/2014 2:51pmA senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier Bernard Madoff's "horrific and evil Ponzi scheme."
06/24/2014 2:53pmCitigroup Inc. and three other big banks are getting another six months to amend their capital plans, changes required after they fell short in the Federal Reserve's annual "stress tests."
06/24/2014 3:21pmAn unmanned aircraft the size of a push lawnmower was launched shortly after a report of a person being held at knifepoint. With red, green and white lights flashing below its rotors, the drone slowly circled the scene and relayed sharp images to those watching from afar on a digital screen.
06/24/2014 3:21pmThe winners of a decade-long debt battle asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to deny Argentina's request for more negotiating time to avoid a catastrophic default.
06/24/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:
06/24/2014 3:51pmHouse and Senate negotiators opened compromise talks Tuesday on legislation to expand health care for veterans, and said they hope for quick response to a scandal that has uncovered long wait times, false record-keeping and accusations of criminal activity at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
06/24/2014 4:01pmLingering drought is taking a toll on wildlife across northern Nevada, shrinking deer herds on the high desert and drying up fisheries in the valleys. State wildlife officials say the third consecutive year of drought could result in the loss of some fisheries by the end of the summer. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the drought is already pushing rodents and snakes into urban neighborhoods in the Reno-Sparks area.
06/24/2014 4:02pm3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known.
06/24/2014 4:11pmA skilled nursing facility in northwest Iowa has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve civil allegations against the center involving payment claims made to the government.
06/24/2014 4:21pmMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.
06/24/2014 4:21pmGov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $15.8 billion education budget that includes substantially more money for public universities and a preschool program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds, along with a more modest boost in K-12 districts' traditional per-student funding.
06/24/2014 4:31pmPuerto Rico's government needs to move quickly to adopt measures to help pull the island out of a nearly decade-long economic slump, the president of New York's Federal Reserve Bank said Tuesday.
06/24/2014 4:51pmHe didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000.
06/24/2014 4:51pmPennsylvania state senators passed legislation to require physician approval before dispensing alternatives to patented biological medicines over the protests of insurance companies and pharmacists.
06/24/2014 4:51pmMichigan now has a law ensuring that women have the right to breastfeed their babies in public.
06/24/2014 4:51pmFox is taking over San Francisco Bay Area TV station KTVU-TV in a two-station swap with Cox Media Group.
06/24/2014 5:01pmCalling it a "dangerous voucher scheme," Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would allow the use of public money to pay for certain students to attend private schools.
06/24/2014 5:21pmIn a three-way deal that would continue a wave of consolidation in the publishing industry, Hachette Book Group has purchased the publishing division of the Perseus Book Group, while selling Perseus' client-service business to leading distributor Ingram Content Group.
06/24/2014 5:31pmAT&T's CEO told Congress Tuesday that his company's purchase of DirecTV will help slow increases in programming prices, but won't lead to a decrease in prices.
06/24/2014 5:51pmStill smarting from the failure of the state's online health insurance exchange, Oregon on Tuesday announced that a separate piece of Gov. John Kitzhaber's health reforms is at least partly succeeding at improving care for Medicaid patients.
06/24/2014 6:10pmAs Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.
06/24/2014 6:11pmGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities.
06/24/2014 6:30pmThe U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.
06/24/2014 6:50pmThe United States and its European allies are finalizing a package of sanctions on Russia's key economic sectors that could be levied as early as this week, though the penalties might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, administration officials and others close to the decision-making said Tuesday.
06/24/2014 6:50pmDisclosures from railroads about volatile oil shipments from the Northern Plains show dozens of the trains passing weekly through Illinois and the Midwest and up to 19 a week reaching Washington state on the West Coast.
06/24/2014 6:51pmNew Jersey casino regulators have begun their review of a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling website and hoping to get it licensed in Atlantic City by this fall.
06/24/2014 7:02pmNorth Carolina legislators exchanged budget offers Tuesday as negotiators formally met for the first time to discuss how to reach a new government spending plan for the upcoming year that starts in one week.
06/24/2014 7:41pmFifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby.
06/24/2014 8:10pmSeeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.
06/24/2014 8:31pmJapanese newspapers splashed front-page photos this week of a Tokyo assemblyman bowing deeply to a female colleague after admitting that he had heckled her with a sexist remark.
06/24/2014 8:39pmIf a parent has paid employment, the universe will not always be in order. Neither will the laundry. But owning a business can benefit your family in multiple ways.
06/24/2014 9:41pmBill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.
06/24/2014 10:41pmTobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising.