12/11/2013 2:17amSpanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says its profits barely rose in the first nine months of the year despite a solid sales increase and a further expansion worldwide.
12/11/2013 5:35amRecognizing that deeper problems may lurk behind the botched rollout of the health care website, President Barack Obama's top health official Wednesday called for an investigation into management and contracting decisions.
12/11/2013 5:38amAbout 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
12/11/2013 6:47amBackers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact doesn't solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike grumbling.
12/11/2013 7:25amU.S. regulators have approved a rule that seeks to defuse the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis.
12/11/2013 8:25amThe withdrawal of riot police from two areas in the Ukrainian capital is raising opposition hopes that three weeks of escalating protests have begun to erode police support for President Viktor Yanukovych and his government.
12/11/2013 8:32amThe CEO of Delta Air Lines says a bigger security fee being considered in Congress will be paid by travelers, not by the airlines themselves.
12/11/2013 8:58amShares of Chinese automotive information provider Autohome are surging in their trading debut.
12/11/2013 9:04amPoland's debt-ridden LOT airline said Wednesday it has improved its finances through cost cuts and a reorganization of its business.
12/11/2013 9:15amWATER WOES: More than 30,000 buildings stand vacant in neighborhoods hollowed out by Detroit's long population decline, vulnerable to metal scavengers who rip out pipes, leaving the water to flow.
12/11/2013 9:18amValero Energy Partners is rising in its first day as a publicly traded company.
12/11/2013 11:43amThe Associated Press-GfK poll on the use of electronics on planes was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
12/11/2013 11:45amAs federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
12/11/2013 11:47amA U.S. bankruptcy court judge has confirmed Residential Capital's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
12/11/2013 1:37pmRoyal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay $100 million to settle claims by U.S. and New York state regulators that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran and other countries.
12/11/2013 2:32pmThe cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.
12/11/2013 2:46pmIKEA is recalling millions of children's lamps following the death of a child who choked on the lamp's cord. Another child was injured.
12/11/2013 3:11pmBuddy DiFonzo isn't sure what he'll buy at his company's holiday party. That's right, what he'll buy _ the celebration, a company-sponsored shopping spree, will be at an upscale Dallas mall.
12/11/2013 3:42pmAir Canada plans to spend up to $6.5 billion to buy 61 narrow-body aircraft from Boeing as it moves to update its fleet over the next decade.
12/11/2013 3:59pmFortis Inc., a Canadian utility company, said Wednesday that it plans to buy power provider UNS Energy Corp. for $2.5 billion, expanding its business into Arizona.