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Global volume up for Coke, though Diet Coke fizzles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:50am

Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.

The Latest: Greek stock market sinks to lowest since 1989

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:41am

The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

Texas couple charged with imprisoning, not paying nanny

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:41am

A Houston-area couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay for two years and seizing her passport.

After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

Michelle Chapman and Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:40am

Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator.

The Latest: GM, UAW pledge $3M for Flint's water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):

Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.

US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.

IRS grants long-delayed tax exempt status to Crossroads GPS

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:01am

The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the best-known and best-funded politically active nonprofit organizations, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies.

Obama sends record $4.1 trillion spending plan to Congress to combat terror threats, global warming.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:01am

Obama sends record $4.1 trillion spending plan to Congress to combat terror threats, global warming.

Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:01am

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.

Drop in uninsured Americans, a challenge to Republicans

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:51am

Eight U.S. states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.

Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:50am

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.

McDowell County to cut 30 school jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:41am

McDowell County school administrators say 30 jobs are being eliminated next school year due to declining student enrollment and a decrease in state funding.

US businesses post more open jobs; quits rise to 9-year high

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:40am

U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.

Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:30am

Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for budget gridlock on Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the current fiscal year that began back in July.

Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:30am

One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection, saying it plans to halt production at a southeastern Missouri smelter within weeks.

CEO reassures Deutsche Bank is 'rock-solid' as shares sink

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan is reassuring employees and the markets that Germany's largest lender remains "rock-solid" even though its shares have taken a beating.

US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in December

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December.

NC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:00am

North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.

Fortis buying electric transmission company ITC for $6.9B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

Canadian utility Fortis is buying electric transmission company ITC Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.9 billion as it looks to further diversify its business.