03/19/2013 12:00amThe World Health Organization expressed concern Tuesday that the Philippines is encouraging smoking by hosting one of the world's largest tobacco trade shows, where city authorities lifted an indoor smoking ban for participants.
03/19/2013 1:51amA major quake off the coast of central Japan could kill more than 320,000 people and cause 220 trillion yen ($2.3 trillion) in economic damage, a government panel said in a report that more than doubles estimates of the potential cost of such a disaster.
03/19/2013 3:30amLego is building its first factory in China as part of a plan to move production closer to Asia, its fastest growing market.
03/19/2013 6:04amWalgreen is expanding its supply agreement with AmerisourceBergen through a 10-year deal that gives the nation's largest drugstore chain an ownership stake in the pharmaceutical wholesaler.
03/19/2013 6:25amCitigroup has agreed to pay $730 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed investors were misled by the bank's disclosures when they purchased its debt and preferred stock.
03/19/2013 8:16amLorillard Inc. CEO Murray Kessler received a pay package from the nation's third-biggest tobacco company valued at $8.5 million in 2012, about 35 percent less than the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing.
03/19/2013 8:59amA Senate panel has approved Mary Jo White's nomination to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and sent it along for a final vote.
03/19/2013 9:03amLawmakers in Cyprus are still scrambling for a way to raise (EURO)5.8 billion ($7.5 billion) to help pay for an international bailout of the country's banks and government.
03/19/2013 9:10amThe Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law.
03/19/2013 9:10amLiberty Media said Tuesday that it will buy a 27.3 percent stake in the cable TV provider Charter Communications for about $2.62 billion.
03/19/2013 9:49amThe FTC said Tuesday that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers have agreed to settle charges that they claimed certain products were made of "faux" fur when they actually contained real fur.
03/19/2013 10:21amStocks are edging lower on Wall Street in midday trading before a vote on an unpopular bailout plan in the European nation of Cyprus.
03/19/2013 10:24amNARY A PEEP: As Boeing, its airline customers and federal safety regulators struggled over the past two months to solve problems with the new 787 Dreamliner's fire-plagued batteries, one player has been strangely silent: Congress.
03/19/2013 10:35amON STAGE: Artists Against Fracking said neither the group nor supporters Yoko Ono or Sean Lennon have been told to register as lobbyists in their campaign against gas drilling in New York but will if necessary to continue their work.
03/19/2013 11:04amParis prosecutors have opened a judicial investigation into alleged laundering of money gained through tax fraud in a case centering on France's budget minister.
03/19/2013 11:41amThe Lonely Planet guide started out in 1973 on the kitchen table of Tony and Maureen Wheeler, who turned their adventures traveling on the cheap into a publishing empire_ a backpacker Bible that made far-flung places seem easier to access.
03/19/2013 11:53amThe CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways reassured a Senate panel Tuesday that their merger would not lead to fewer flights or lost jobs in the lawmakers' states.
03/19/2013 11:59amLOST IN TRANSLATION: China's homemade box-office hits are flopping overseas, with international ticket revenue dropping 48 percent last year. That flies in the face of leaders' hopes that its studios will be able to rival Hollywood for global influence.
03/19/2013 12:00pmMEDIA WORRIES: Across Britain, newspaper front pages voiced disquiet at the establishment of an independent watchdog that would have the power to order prominent apologies and take complaints into arbitration _ a move one newspaper described as overturning centuries of press freedom.
03/19/2013 12:37pmWall Street has been on a hot streak for the past few weeks, but those positive numbers are still in stark contrast to the stubbornly high national unemployment rate and sluggish economic growth.
03/19/2013 1:12pmThere's finally some good news for Boeing: European discount airline Ryanair announced Tuesday it will buy 175 of the company's popular 737 jets, the largest order ever placed by a European carrier.
03/19/2013 1:55pmFederal safety regulators are investigating reports of fuel leaks in about 250,000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars.
03/19/2013 2:14pmUP IN SMOKE: The government is abandoning a legal battle to have cigarette packs carry large, often macabre warnings depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
03/19/2013 2:59pmFord Motor Co. will pay $750 million in separation benefits to hourly workers at a Belgian factory it plans to close next year.
03/19/2013 3:09pmWorkers appear to have little faith that the economic recovery and the stock market's climb have left them better-prepared for retirement.
03/19/2013 3:49pmIntercontinentalExchange is revising the structure of its $8.2 billion proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext.
03/19/2013 3:54pmDrugstore chain Walgreen Co. is buying an ownership stake in another big company, this time in a deal that could increase its clout when negotiating prices with drugmakers.
03/19/2013 4:25pmLululemon has yanked its popular black yoga pants from store shelves and online after it found that the sheer material used was revealing too much of its loyal customers.
03/19/2013 4:44pmA bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of investment firms, one of which has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by summer.
03/19/2013 5:57pmA Delaware judge has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner's successful bid to take the company private.
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