07/18/2014 1:03amMalaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.
07/18/2014 2:10amWireless equipment maker Ericsson says second-quarter profit rose 76 percent to 2.7 billion kronor ($394 million) mainly due to higher margins on its premium products, lower restructuring charges and improved overall efficiency.
07/18/2014 3:10amSwedish truck maker AB Volvo says profit in the second quarter jumped 21 percent on the back of cost savings, efficiency schemes and streamlined production.
07/18/2014 3:41amThailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday she will fight charges related to her ousted government's rice subsidy program, vowing to return home after a planned trip overseas.
07/18/2014 4:01amHit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.
07/18/2014 4:21amUS drugmaker AbbVie has reached a cash-stock agreement to buy British counterpart Shire.
07/18/2014 5:00amHouston city officials will review how wildlife that can threaten aircraft safety are controlled at airports after the poisoning deaths of hundreds of birds.
07/18/2014 5:20amGeneral Electric is targeting late July for the initial public offering of its credit card business, named Synchrony Financial.
07/18/2014 6:00amThe Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
07/18/2014 6:31amGeneral Electric's net income rose 13 percent in the second quarter on strong performance from its aviation and oil and gas divisions.
07/18/2014 6:41amMarijuana edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of pot in the past year.
07/18/2014 6:50amPublic school teachers and support workers in Jefferson Davis Parish will see pay raises under a proposal approved by the school board.
07/18/2014 7:00amU.S. stock futures are creeping up Friday as General Electric, Google and other big companies report quarterly results.
07/18/2014 7:10amA developing nation version of the World Bank was formally agreed this week two years after India proposed the idea to Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. Yet even as the five governments hailed its formation, there were questions about whether four of them might simply be paying to move from U.S. financial hegemony to dominance by another economic superpower: China.
07/18/2014 7:30amKia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure.
07/18/2014 8:01amU.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
07/18/2014 8:10amAP NewsBreak: Obama approves sonic cannons, opening US Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration.
07/18/2014 8:52amMove over, pot brownies.
07/18/2014 9:01amGrain futures were Mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/18/2014 9:01amA gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that economic growth should accelerate in the second half of this year.
07/18/2014 9:41amGlum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
07/18/2014 9:41amThe District of Columbia has filed court documents in support of allowing the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college to merge with two larger institutions.
07/18/2014 9:51amU.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
07/18/2014 9:51amThe rate of unemployed Utah residents has dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 3.5 percent in June.
07/18/2014 10:02amMarkets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts.
07/18/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/18/2014 10:40amUnion officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year.
07/18/2014 11:01amFormer federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education company serving 72,000 students that has agreed to sell or close its campuses, the Education Department said Friday.
07/18/2014 11:11amIn a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
07/18/2014 11:11amAmazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
07/18/2014 11:21amA judge has barred a Las Vegas company from calling Iowa residents and claiming to sell a human growth hormone product that kills cancer cells.
07/18/2014 11:31amSwedish home appliance maker Electrolux has posted a second-quarter net loss of 92 million ($13.5 million) kronor, citing large restructuring charges, but says demand in Europe and the United States is picking up.
07/18/2014 12:12pmThe Iowa Supreme Court rejected a class-action lawsuit Friday that alleged the Iowa executive branch discriminated against black job applicants, even while finding that African-Americans face subtle biases that make it harder to land employment.
07/18/2014 12:51pmNevada's jobless rate has dipped to its lowest level in nearly six years, dropping from 7.9 percent in May to 7.7 percent in June as the state saw an 11th month of job gains.
07/18/2014 1:21pmA decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists.
07/18/2014 1:31pmSince the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country.
07/18/2014 1:31pmForbes said Friday it will sell a majority stake in the family owned magazine publisher to a Hong Kong-based investor group.
07/18/2014 1:31pmand largest — company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster.
07/18/2014 1:51pmGrain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/18/2014 1:51pmAmazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.
07/18/2014 1:52pmToyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids.
07/18/2014 2:11pmEarnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before.
07/18/2014 2:41pmA former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.
07/18/2014 2:41pmThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.
07/18/2014 3:01pmOne day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:
07/18/2014 3:10pmThe IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
07/18/2014 3:21pmCourt proceedings opened Friday in the planned merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, with two larger institutions after years of financial troubles and daunting renovation needs.
07/18/2014 3:21pmA federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny.
07/18/2014 3:41pmProsecutors have filed court documents indicating that mounting gambling and credit card debt were the motive behind a deadly explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood in 2012.
07/18/2014 3:50pmU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.
07/18/2014 3:50pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:
07/18/2014 4:01pmThe Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.
07/18/2014 4:01pmSome Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says.
07/18/2014 4:01pmGunnison Island lies in the part of the Great Salt Lake where the salt is so thick, bacteria have turned the water lavender.
07/18/2014 4:11pmThe price of oil retreated slightly Friday but remained elevated because of political turmoil around the world.
07/18/2014 4:11pmRegulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 13 after 24 closures in all of 2013.
07/18/2014 4:31pmA Las Vegas post office is reopening two weeks after a two-alarm fire that started in a rooftop Port-a-Potty damaged the building.
07/18/2014 4:50pmThe new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the controversy that erupted 2½ years ago over its decision, quickly reversed in an onslaught of criticism, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
07/18/2014 4:50pmA federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees — and to stop doing business in the United States — as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product.
07/18/2014 5:00pmA black actor who accused Macy's of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers.
07/18/2014 5:11pmTrading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:
07/18/2014 5:21pmA North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.
07/18/2014 5:31pmA grand jury has indicted five people in the embezzlement of nearly $300,000 from the Clark County School District's Adult English Language Acquisition program. The 52-count indictment accuses program director Priscilla Rocha of falsifying time cards and directing the money to co-defendants for personal use. Her lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
07/18/2014 5:31pmWorld leaders are demanding that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators.
07/18/2014 7:20pmNBC said Friday it was sending Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region for unexplained reasons following his eyewitness report on the killing of four Palestinian boys on a beach this week.
07/18/2014 7:30pmPolice say a man and an elderly woman have been found dead at a Seattle assisted living facility in what may be a murder-suicide.
07/18/2014 7:30pmMore than two months after it was purchased by an online competitor, Alaska's largest newspaper will undergo a name change with Sunday's edition.
07/18/2014 9:41pmThe only American identified so far as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.