07/23/2014 12:50amAutomaker Daimler AG reported a 6 percent increase in second-quarter revenue and confirmed its full-year targets on Wednesday as new models and cost-cutting efforts helped its performance, though net profit declined sharply after a big one-time gain last year.
07/23/2014 1:21amTwo federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.
07/23/2014 1:22amIn rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.
07/23/2014 1:30amIn Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
07/23/2014 1:52amLG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
07/23/2014 3:10amThe Bank of Spain says the country's economy continues to show signs of recovery, growing by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months.
07/23/2014 3:10amThe collaborative now running the troubled Normandy School District in St. Louis County will hold a job fair as it seeks new teachers.
07/23/2014 4:50amBeyond the classrooms, labs and offices at Richland Community College reside about 50 noisy, feathered tenants with a habit of rolling around in the dirt.
07/23/2014 5:20amBank of England policymakers are signaling that interest rates are likely to go up only gradually — though debate on the matter seems to be getting hotter.
07/23/2014 5:40amThe European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year.
07/23/2014 6:00amA former school custodian in eastern Kentucky has settled a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against a school district, but won't get his job back as part of the deal.
07/23/2014 7:30amThe European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia.
07/23/2014 7:30amDrug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.
07/23/2014 7:30amIt's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.
07/23/2014 7:40amThe government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.
07/23/2014 8:00amStocks are mostly lower in early trading as traders look over a mixed batch of earnings reports.
07/23/2014 8:31amBritain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday.
07/23/2014 8:51amAlmost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.
07/23/2014 9:01amOffering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.
07/23/2014 9:01amSixteen jobs will be cut in two years after the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville phases out a printing unit, school officials said.
07/23/2014 9:10amThe nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.
07/23/2014 9:41amUndercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
07/23/2014 9:42amMarkets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.
07/23/2014 10:00amMany of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
07/23/2014 10:01amStocks are little changed in midday trading as traders look over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.
07/23/2014 10:01amFive employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.
07/23/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/23/2014 10:31amAdidas has invaded the birthplace of Nike.
07/23/2014 10:41amThe Pittsburg City Commission has approved appropriating $300,000 in economic development loan funds for a proposed technical education center that would serve high school, community college and adult students while also providing a workforce for southeast Kansas businesses.
07/23/2014 11:01amSara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling 41 tons of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
07/23/2014 11:21amThe Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
07/23/2014 11:31amThe politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.
07/23/2014 11:41amDr. Frank King is looking for the next super food on his farm north of Asheville. Against the backdrop of the Newfound Mountains, his herd of 300 majestic bison graze the rolling pastures — raised for their leaner, healthier meat.
07/23/2014 11:45amWith its world-class research institutions and a history of genetic discovery, Utah is positioned to become a leader in the cancer therapeutics industry.
07/23/2014 12:01pmAt 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer.
07/23/2014 12:41pmThe Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.
07/23/2014 1:23pmLow-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
07/23/2014 1:42pmRegulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.
07/23/2014 1:51pmIllinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.
07/23/2014 1:52pmGrain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/23/2014 2:01pmU.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter.
07/23/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/23/2014 2:11pmU.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher as traders looked over a mixed batch of corporate earnings.
07/23/2014 2:11pmThree advocacy groups filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the state of Tennessee of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law.
07/23/2014 2:21pmDonald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying.
07/23/2014 2:21pmA federal judge sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison on Wednesday for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program.
07/23/2014 2:41pmGeneral Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
07/23/2014 2:41pmGeneral Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
07/23/2014 2:51pmArgentina's embattled Vice President was back in court Wednesday, this time over false data in documents for an old car that he bought about 20 years ago.
07/23/2014 2:51pmIn some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles. In one tiny stretch, the tracks dive underground through the heart of Tysons Corner, northern Virginia's commercial hub.
07/23/2014 2:51pmPotentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
07/23/2014 3:01pmThe Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination.
07/23/2014 3:21pmIn a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition.
07/23/2014 3:31pmOut of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
07/23/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Wednesday:
07/23/2014 3:41pmThe stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.
07/23/2014 4:01pmFortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.
07/23/2014 4:11pmA new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country.
07/23/2014 4:21pmFacebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
07/23/2014 4:21pmThe Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
07/23/2014 4:41pmTwitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
07/23/2014 4:41pmAT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.
07/23/2014 4:41pmA new state law banning over-the-counter sales of certain cough medicines to minors goes into effect Thursday, adding Arizona to several states that have passed similar measures.
07/23/2014 5:01pmSome of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.
07/23/2014 5:01pmState officials have resolved a contract issue with Xerox Corp. over developing a new computer program for Medicaid payments.
07/23/2014 5:10pmFacebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
07/23/2014 5:20pmThe chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.
07/23/2014 5:22pmStandard & Poor's said Wednesday that regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings it gave to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages.
07/23/2014 5:31pmIt isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.
07/23/2014 6:02pmArgentina's president said Wednesday that her country will not go into default because it has paid it has been paying debts to bondholders on time.
07/23/2014 6:32pmLaurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.
07/23/2014 6:50pmSix years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.
07/23/2014 7:01pmRepublican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.
07/23/2014 7:02pmUtah Flying Trapeze has moved into Pioneer Park. Officials hope the presence of legitimate activities will help reduce crime in the area.
07/23/2014 7:30pmAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday that he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new companies.
07/23/2014 7:51pmDavid Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.
07/23/2014 7:51pmJapan's trade deficit more than tripled from the year before in June to a higher-than-expected 822.2 billion yen ($8.1 billion), as imports surged and exports edged lower.
07/23/2014 8:00pmWhen Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air.
07/23/2014 8:40pmJapan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.
07/23/2014 9:11pmA state grant worth about $250,000 is aimed at helping two community colleges and four school districts improve virtual distance education programs throughout Wyoming.
07/23/2014 9:50pmChina's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. 2 economy have taken hold.
07/23/2014 10:10pmNew Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes.
07/23/2014 10:10pmThe owner of The Refectory Café started on Duke University's campus with a mission to change the model for quick-service food and to be the school's first "green café."
07/23/2014 10:21pmThe New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
07/23/2014 10:50pmAir France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
07/23/2014 11:10pmA popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.