05/14/2014 12:21amSony sinks to $1.2 billion quarterly loss on expenses for exiting personal computer business.
05/14/2014 12:50amThe Australian government's plan to raise the state pension age to 70 has been criticized as unfair for those in physically demanding jobs, the poor and indigenous people.
05/14/2014 2:10amIllinois is set to receive millions in federal grant money for volunteer educational programs throughout the state.
05/14/2014 2:41amThe two workers killed in an underground coal mine were performing a risky method known as retreat mining, where the roof is intentionally collapsed to retrieve more coal.
05/14/2014 5:00amChinese police Wednesday accused a British executive of GlaxoSmithKline of leading a sprawling scheme to bribe doctors and hospitals to use its drugs.
05/14/2014 5:00amSony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss, hit by costs from selling its personal computer business, and is forecasting more red ink as it struggles to execute a long-promised turnaround.
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05/14/2014 6:30amSamsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account.
05/14/2014 6:30amNetflix increased its share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America in the first half of 2014, accounting for 34 percent of data flowing to consumers during peak times, up from 32 percent in the latter half of 2013.
05/14/2014 6:40amOperations at Chicago's two airports are returning to normal after an electrical problem at a regional radar facility forced a shutdown of all incoming and outgoing flights.
05/14/2014 6:50amYahoo is buying the mobile messaging app Blink.
05/14/2014 7:00amThe Bank of England dampened expectations Wednesday that interest rates in the U.K. will be raised imminently as Governor Mark Carney said the country's economy has only begun heading back to normal.
05/14/2014 7:00amAmber Beierle and Rachael Robertson say they'll be the first in line if Idaho starts issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday. They've tried before, but now they have the federal court on their side after yesterday's ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. They were joined by their fellow plaintiffs and attorneys in front of the federal courthouse in Boise last night, celebrating the win.
05/14/2014 7:51amNuclear talks between Iran and six world powers moved to an ambitious new stage on Wednesday, with the two sides sitting down to start writing the text of a final deal. But with major issues still unresolved, any initial draft is likely to be a patchwork affair — and agreement remains uncertain.
05/14/2014 7:51amStocks are opening lower, a day after the market hit all-time highs.
05/14/2014 8:11amOU Medical Center plans to charge an extra fee to patients who receive treatment in the ER for injuries or illnesses that aren't urgent, with the aim of alleviating overcrowding in the emergency room.
05/14/2014 8:11amNew Mexico health officials plan a June 16 hearing in Santa Fe on proposed new rules for the state's medical marijuana program, including new limits on how many plants that producers and licensed patients could grow.
05/14/2014 8:21amA national tea party leader is endorsing immigration overhaul legislation including legal status for the 11.5 million people now here illegally.
05/14/2014 8:30amThe University System of Maryland Board of Regents named former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke president of the University of Baltimore on Wednesday.
05/14/2014 8:41amCaroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, got a firsthand look Wednesday inside the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
05/14/2014 9:01amMobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a large protest by workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said Wednesday.
05/14/2014 9:20amJane Campion, the only female director in Cannes Film Festival history to win the Palme d'Or, threw a punch at the male-dominated film industry during Cannes' inaugural jury press conference.
05/14/2014 9:41amThe European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed to ban all use of driftnets in EU waters and on its vessels by year's end to better enforce the protection of dolphins, sharks, swordfish and bluefin tuna.
05/14/2014 9:51amCabela's is recalling approximately 600 electronic jerky blasters because of a possible fire hazard.
05/14/2014 9:51amSouthwest Airlines is raising its quarterly dividend to 6 cents from 4 cents and plans to buy back $1 billion in company stock.
05/14/2014 10:01amU.S. stocks are moving lower a day after the market hit its latest all-time high.
05/14/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
05/14/2014 10:31amA federal appellate court in Argentina has ordered a criminal investigation into the approval of a billion-dollar deal with U.S.-based Chevron Corp. to produce oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing in the world's third-largest shale deposit.
05/14/2014 10:31amThe number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain dropped since restrictions on immigration were lifted, figures published Wednesday showed — the first sign that fears of a huge wave of eastern European migrants were unfounded.
05/14/2014 10:31amAmy Miner says the last night of her husband's life got off to an amazing start.
05/14/2014 10:41amAfter a slow, cold winter, Macy's Inc. saw its business improve in April as the spring thaw heated up shoppers' demand for shorts and T-shirts, the department store chain said Wednesday.
05/14/2014 10:41amSears is considering selling its Canadian operations as the retailer looks for ways to prop up its sagging business.
05/14/2014 10:41amThe government of Qatar, the Gulf nation that will host the 2022 World Cup, said Wednesday it is introducing a draft law that could eventually end a controversial employee sponsorship system that ties expatriate workers to a single employer.
05/14/2014 10:51amLas Vegas-based Full House Resorts won't buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC.
05/14/2014 10:51amItaly may not seem like the ideal place for a Domino's Pizza shop, but the man who heads the American chain remains optimistic about the possibility.
05/14/2014 11:01amThe fire chief in Las Vegas is insisting that all emergency calls in the city are handled equally, regardless of neighborhood or anticipated ability to pay for ambulance transport.
05/14/2014 11:01amYoung adults who took out loans for college have significantly more overall debt than those who didn't have to borrow for their education, researchers report.
05/14/2014 11:11amThe spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond doesn't yet constitute a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
05/14/2014 11:31amBuilders say southern Nevada's housing market appears to be "stuck in neutral," with new home sales down from last year.
05/14/2014 11:41amGoogle's much-talked-about $35 Chromecast streaming device is remarkable for its low cost. Its main problem, however: It works with a limited number of video services.
05/14/2014 11:51amSome consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law are experiencing buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans.
05/14/2014 12:11pmThe federal agency tasked with managing oil and gas development on Wednesday acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversight of drilling, pointing to a lack of funding as reasons it failed to inspect oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination.
05/14/2014 12:21pmGoogle is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology.
05/14/2014 12:21pmCitigroup's Mexican bank subsidiary said Wednesday it has fired 11 employees for not following proper procedures in dealing with a Mexican oil services company that allegedly defrauded Citigroup of up to $400 million.
05/14/2014 12:21pmAmazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.
05/14/2014 12:21pmWashington's outgunned deficit hawks huddled Wednesday for their annual pep rally, but this year's gathering came as lawmakers and the White House have given up any pretense of tackling the country's budget woes in the run-up to November's midterm elections.
05/14/2014 12:31pmThe prices that U.S. companies receive for their goods and services rose in April by the most in 19 months, a sign that inflation may be picking up from very low levels.
05/14/2014 12:52pmAn international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.
05/14/2014 1:02pmAn American Airlines flight going from Arkansas to Dallas has made an emergency landing in Tulsa after the pilot reported mechanical issues aboard the plane.
05/14/2014 1:22pmIn 1945, a letter was addressed to a western Michigan couple and mailed from a sergeant at an Army base in New York State.
05/14/2014 1:31pmA Pennsylvania appeals court appeared skeptical of gas drilling rules that would limit what "trade secrets" the industry must share after a spill.
05/14/2014 2:02pmOfficial figures are expected to confirm that Europe's recovery from recession gathered pace in the first three months of the year.
05/14/2014 2:11pmGrain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/14/2014 2:11pmGrain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/14/2014 2:11pmDelegates on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard's third trade mission to China have closed one deal and others are in the works, Daugaard said in a Wednesday call from Shanghai.
05/14/2014 2:11pmA company that manufactures titanium jet parts faces a record $14 million fine for illegally making and disposing of a cancer-causing chemical in Henderson, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
05/14/2014 2:21pmU.S. stocks are closing lower a day after the market hit its latest all-time high.
05/14/2014 2:21pmKentucky's Agriculture Department has sued federal officials, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds.
05/14/2014 2:31pmSome of the nation's largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers' personal and financial information from hackers and thieves.
05/14/2014 2:33pmDeere reported a 9.5 percent decline in second-quarter net income Wednesday on lower demand for farming equipment and cut its sales forecast for the year.
05/14/2014 2:41pmThere's a new chance that North Carolina students will receive taxpayer money for private or religious school tuition next fall after the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday to remove an order freezing the new program.
05/14/2014 3:12pmA legal battle over pet food ingredients has escalated with a new federal lawsuit against the United States' largest pet food maker.
05/14/2014 3:12pmStocks fell back from record levels on Wednesday as investors decided it was better to play it safe.
05/14/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Wednesday:
05/14/2014 3:31pmHigh gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire.
05/14/2014 3:31pmTwo employees tested negative for a rare virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S., a spokeswoman for an Orlando hospital said Wednesday.
05/14/2014 3:41pmMaine Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that the state's nursing homes are at risk because of the Legislature's failure to fully fund them and pledged to find the money to ensure that they won't be forced to close their doors.
05/14/2014 3:51pmA drunken, unruly airline passenger groped three women before air marshals arrested him and the London-bound plane turned back to Philadelphia, according to court documents.
05/14/2014 3:51pmPresident Barack Obama's pick to be the nation's new health secretary faced some pointed questions Wednesday over the health care law, but she also won praise as Republican senators largely passed up the chance for an all-out assault on "Obamacare."
05/14/2014 4:10pmIt took a dark tale of teens and a pedophile in a Northern California suburb for Gia Coppola, the granddaughter of Francis and niece of Sofia, to also become a filmmaker.
05/14/2014 4:12pmMinnesota enacted the nation's first law Wednesday requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have a remote shut-off feature as a way to deter theft.
05/14/2014 4:20pmWeeks before an underground accident killed two workers, employees at a problem-plagued West Virginia mine were notified that they may lose their jobs because the coal was selling for less than the cost of digging it out.
05/14/2014 4:32pmGov. Bobby Jindal received legislative permission Wednesday to shutter the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville as part of a health care privatization deal for central Louisiana.
05/14/2014 4:32pmThe Louisiana Senate agreed Wednesday to require the state's abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, moving the Texas-style restrictions one step from final legislative passage.
05/14/2014 4:51pmGov. Jerry Brown is seeking millions of dollars more to fix problems at an $839 million prison medical complex that was built to help end years of federal court oversight.
05/14/2014 5:11pmWNBA President Laurel J. Richie is heading to Minnesota as part of the league's opening weekend and help the Lynx unveil their 2013 championship banner.
05/14/2014 5:11pmNew Hampshire's House approved a plan Wednesday to address a court ruling that found the state's tax on hospitals unconstitutional, setting the stage for negotiations with the Senate over a compromise.
05/14/2014 5:21pmLouisiana's "navigator" organizations that get grants to help consumers enroll in insurance available under the federal health care law would have to be licensed by the state, under a bill heading to the Senate floor for consideration.
05/14/2014 5:21pmNorth Carolina lawmakers reached an impasse on disputed legislation surrounding autism insurance coverage and the federal health care overhaul before the first gavel fell Wednesday to open this year's session.
05/14/2014 5:41pmThe fugitive businessman who controlled Mexicana airlines before it went bankrupt and was recently charged with illegal use of the airline's funds has asked for asylum in the United States, a federal official said Wednesday.
05/14/2014 5:41pmNorth Carolina lawmakers returned to work Wednesday, met by some interest groups calling for the GOP-controlled legislature to reverse course.
05/14/2014 5:51pmChristie's says its spring auction has sold a world record of $154.2 million in jewelry including the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world.
05/14/2014 6:01pmA team of federal investigators swept into Phoenix last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up at the veterans hospital.
05/14/2014 6:11pmA bill that would save colleges time and taxpayer money by speeding up reviews of construction projects has advanced in the South Carolina House.
05/14/2014 6:31pmRousing Democrats for their fight to keep the Senate, President Barack Obama mounted a searing critique of the Republican Party on Wednesday, accusing his political foes of thwarting progress on everything from wages to scientific research and climate change.
05/14/2014 6:51pmPipeline companies will be liable for all costs and damages from a spill, regardless of fault or negligence under a new law, the Canadian government announced Wednesday, as it appears set to approve a controversial pipeline.
05/14/2014 6:51pmHighlights of adjustments in the $21 billion spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat McCrory. Any monetary figures are adjustments to what the legislature already budgeted for the year in the two-year spending plan approved in July 2013.
05/14/2014 7:11pmGov. Pat McCrory and his top financial aide described the governor's $21 billion state budget proposal for the coming year Wednesday by highlighting what's absent in his spending plan about as much as what's included.
05/14/2014 8:20pmFederal authorities Wednesday arrested a retired Chicago official who managed one of the nation's largest red-light camera programs, accusing him of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, an Arizona condominium and other gifts to steer $124 million in city contracts to Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems Inc.
05/14/2014 8:38pmReluctantly, Barbie dolls are apart of my daughter's life. Thankfully she's not crazy about them, and I'm glad Mattel manages dolls more interesting than just Beach Barbie. But with the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie next month, I'm underimpressed.
05/14/2014 8:51pmTaiwanese official: 1 Chinese national killed in riot at Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam.
05/14/2014 9:21pmWhat's a selfie worth?
05/14/2014 9:50pmCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for San Diego County, where at least half a dozen wildfires have forced thousands to flee burning homes.
05/14/2014 10:02pmA Montana jury has ordered Hyundai to pay $240 million in punitive damages after finding that a manufacturing defect in a Hyundai vehicle caused a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011.
05/14/2014 10:41pmAmid wails of grief and anger, rescue workers coated in grime trudged repeatedly out of a coal mine Wednesday with stretchers of bodies that swelled the death toll to 274 — the worst such disaster in Turkish history.
05/14/2014 10:50pmThe Philippines has protested China's reclamation of land in a disputed reef in the South China Sea that can be used to build an airstrip or an offshore military base in the increasingly volatile region, the country's top diplomat and other officials said.
05/14/2014 11:00pmA 1,000-strong mob stormed a Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam overnight, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90, Taiwan's ambassador said Thursday, the first deadly incident in a wave of anti-China protests prompted by Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in disputed seas.