08/15/2014 1:00amYour next commuter car might have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
08/15/2014 2:30amThe founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government crackdown on online expression.
08/15/2014 2:50amGerman-American billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has given up his stake in Germany's Karstadt department store chain after failing to turn the ailing company around.
08/15/2014 3:10amThe University of Iowa is announcing staff changes as administrators try to step up the school's support for businesses and entrepreneurs.
08/15/2014 4:01amHong Kong cut its forecast for the economy on Friday after quarterly growth fell to its lowest in nearly two years on a sharp drop in spending by Chinese tourists.
08/15/2014 4:10amPolice say a body found drifting in Lake Constance may be that of a former Liechtenstein fund manager suspected of fatally shooting a bank's chief executive earlier this year.
08/15/2014 6:01amThe growing western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is planning a second fire station and a new high school, and doubling the size of its wastewater treatment plant.
08/15/2014 6:40amSeveral couples from the United States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry, an Australian broadcaster reported Friday.
08/15/2014 6:40amUS producer prices tick up 0.1 percent as gas costs fall, in latest sign of tame inflation.
08/15/2014 6:51amFederal investigators say they found no evidence of mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton. The NTSB also says Appleton didn't take specialized training before crashing while taking off from the airport in Boise, where Micron is based. The report doesn't say what caused the crash that killed the head of the memory chip company.
08/15/2014 6:52amFalling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check.
08/15/2014 7:20amUS factory output jumps 1 percent in July; autos, furniture, textiles and metals lead gains.
08/15/2014 7:40amU.S. stocks are opening higher as the market heads for a solid weekly gain.
08/15/2014 7:40amUnsecured general creditors of Lehman Brothers will get $4.6 billion in their first round of payouts from the bankrupt investment bank next month.
08/15/2014 7:51amHungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia.
08/15/2014 7:51amA Hong Kong pro-democracy media magnate appeared in a humorous video to counter a fake obituary of him published Thursday in a rival newspaper.
08/15/2014 8:01amIn some versions of a story Aug. 14 about a movie production company being cited for workplace safety violations related to a fatal train crash in Georgia, The Associated Press erroneously reported the first name of the singer who is the subject of the film. His name is Gregg Allman, not Greg.
08/15/2014 8:01amU.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.
08/15/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/15/2014 8:20amForeign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping $6 trillion for the first time.
08/15/2014 8:32amYour next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
08/15/2014 9:01amGrain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/15/2014 9:11amLocksmith Kevin Whitesides had just finished his shift at The Mirage when it was time for a visit to the dentist.
08/15/2014 9:20amTwo Massachusetts Whole Foods Market stores are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
08/15/2014 9:31amThe Kansas Board of Regents gave preliminary approval to a $38.6 million budget for specific projects at universities but rejected a suggestion to seek a $23.8 million funding increase to cover inflation.
08/15/2014 9:41amThe University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to go tobacco-free this month.
08/15/2014 9:51amStriking workers at the J.R. Simplot Co. potato processing plant in Grand Forks have rejected the company's latest contract offer.
08/15/2014 10:01amThe state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace website crashed last year.
08/15/2014 10:20amThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives.
08/15/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/15/2014 10:41amThomas M. Cooley Law School is cutting faculty and staff positions at its Michigan campuses.
08/15/2014 11:11amAn Alabama federal judge stripped of his caseload following his arrest on domestic violence charges in Atlanta will continue receiving his annual salary of nearly $200,000.
08/15/2014 11:40amTexas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.
08/15/2014 11:51amThe Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug.
08/15/2014 11:52amFormer Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
08/15/2014 12:11pmOilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose five this week to 1,913.
08/15/2014 12:31pmA loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself.
08/15/2014 12:31pmA data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
08/15/2014 12:41pmThe husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft.
08/15/2014 12:51pmSen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.
08/15/2014 1:01pmHoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots.
08/15/2014 1:11pmThe crowd erupted in applause and began chanting his name as 13-year-old Tucker Doak entered the ring at Weber County's Fair to auction off his hog.
08/15/2014 1:13pmFederal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
08/15/2014 1:31pmThe August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1304.50 an ounce -- down $9.40.
08/15/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.77 -- closing at $97.35 a barrel.
08/15/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/15/2014 1:32pmGrain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/15/2014 1:32pmIn a story Aug. 13 about business owners with autism, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name and abbreviation of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, or SARRC.
08/15/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/15/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/15/2014 1:51pmIn a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge & Iron by 1.2 million shares.
08/15/2014 1:51pmOregon State University researchers are hoping to restore some lost U.S. manufacturing jobs by developing improved injection molding techniques using a $590,000 grant from Wal-Mart.
08/15/2014 2:01pmNo one bid for the compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months.
08/15/2014 2:11pmThe stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed.
08/15/2014 2:11pmFigures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
08/15/2014 2:31pmRenewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border knocked stock markets down in the afternoon and sent traders into the safety of U.S. government bonds.
08/15/2014 2:51pmThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a regulation that will require all imported puppies to be at least 6 months old, healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations.
08/15/2014 3:11pmJeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.
08/15/2014 3:31pmTexas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.
08/15/2014 3:41pmFederal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend.
08/15/2014 3:41pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:
08/15/2014 3:42pmWhen it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
08/15/2014 4:00pmHillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016.
08/15/2014 4:11pmConstruction work on the 82-year-old Pulaski Skyway likely caused a fire at the base of a bridge pillar Friday, sending smoke billowing over the area but not causing any structural damage to the span, a state transportation official said.
08/15/2014 4:20pmFor candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.
08/15/2014 4:30pmAn investor group representing rival bidders is asking shareholders of Chiquita Brands to vote against the banana company's proposed combination with Irish produce distributor Fyffes.
08/15/2014 4:30pmElectric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.
08/15/2014 4:50pmMexican environmental authorities have levied a $555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade center south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products.
08/15/2014 5:01pmFour people suffered minor injuries when a commuter train hit a maintenance truck in North Salt Lake Friday.
08/15/2014 5:01pmTrading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:
08/15/2014 5:31pmBiogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
08/15/2014 5:31pmA federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies.
08/15/2014 6:02pmForeign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.
08/15/2014 6:21pmGlaz-Tech Industries will make a $4 million investment and create 50 new jobs in Baton Rouge at a new glass manufacturing facility, state and company officials said Friday.
08/15/2014 6:22pmThe $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than originally planned, the company announced in an email Friday.
08/15/2014 7:22pmThe U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
08/15/2014 7:31pmA federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.
08/15/2014 7:41pmIt was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.
08/15/2014 9:31pmU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's address to Hawaii's East-West Center think tank this week drew attention primarily for its focus on the need for a constructive relationship with China to ensure regional peace and stability. However, Kerry touched also on U.S. relationships with five other key players in the region — Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand — some of them locked in contentious disputes with Beijing. He also dwelt at length on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a free trade pact the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other nations. Here's what Kerry had to say about those overlooked issues, and what it means.
08/15/2014 9:32pmAn industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.
08/15/2014 11:13pmA grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.