05/16/2014 1:11amChina plans to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy Russian gas during a visit by President Vladimir Putin next week despite U.S. pressure to avoid undermining sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
05/16/2014 1:11amTwelve African entrepreneurs are visiting Oklahoma State University to learn about doing business in the United States as part of an educational exchange program at the Stillwater school.
05/16/2014 1:42amYou just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket.
05/16/2014 2:10amThe governing boards of two nonprofit health systems in northern Illinois have reached a merger deal, subject to approval from state and federal regulators.
05/16/2014 2:12amPatience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.
05/16/2014 2:40amAustralia's robust economy, triple-A credit rating and low debt has been the envy of other developed nations that have struggled to recover since the global recession. So when the government earlier this week announced a debt crisis requiring drastic spending cuts, Australians could be forgiven a certain amount of disbelief.
05/16/2014 2:40amA former Las Vegas Strip dancer sobbed and described for jurors how his ex-girlfriend died in his arms during a heated argument at his house in December 2010. Jason Omar Griffith said in court yesterday that he grabbed Deborah Flores Narvaez from behind in the crooks of his elbows as he fell backward. Griffith says he was defending himself. He thought Flores was reaching for her purse, and that it could have contained a gun or a knife. Prosecutors will question Griffith today about differences between what he told the jury and denials he gave police before Flores' dismembered body was found in January 2011.
05/16/2014 5:30amThe menu includes pork or chicken dumplings, fried rice or chicken congee soup with jasmine rice and ginger. It's an enviable repast that diners take in bed — hospital beds.
05/16/2014 5:40amIndian voters have given the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and its lead candidate, Narendra Modi, a mammoth mandate for running the next government.
05/16/2014 5:51amWhen it comes to ordering meals at Houston's Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home: dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, curry to accommodate Indian tastes.
05/16/2014 6:01amThe Lansing school board has voted to privatize busing and authorize the layoff of up to 95 employees.
05/16/2014 6:10amRed Lobster to be sold to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion, company says.
05/16/2014 6:30amWhat does a sudden South Korean media obsession with cars parked next to fire hydrants, and construction workers neglecting to wear hard hats, have to do with the country's worst disaster in years? It's a sign of a nation that has been jolted into thinking about safety.
05/16/2014 6:41amIndia's next prime minister, Narendra Modi, is the son of a poor tea seller and has long set his sights on the highest elected office in the world's largest democracy.
05/16/2014 6:41amGeneral Motors is recalling about 8,200 midsize cars to fix a problem with the front brakes.
05/16/2014 7:01amPolice unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.
05/16/2014 7:01amAbbott Laboratories will spend about $2.9 billion to broaden its reach in Latin America with the acquisition of branded generic drugmaker CFR Pharmaceuticals.
05/16/2014 7:20amPolice unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.
05/16/2014 7:31amIn the aftermath of a deadly explosion and fire in a Turkish coal mine, the mining company and Turkish officials are on the defensive.
05/16/2014 7:31amU.S home construction surged in April to its highest pace in five months. Almost all that increase came from the volatile apartment sector, a sign that Americans are still struggling to buy single-family homes.
05/16/2014 8:10amThe stock market is little changed in early trading following sharp declines the previous day.
05/16/2014 8:10amA senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company "must be seriously considered."
05/16/2014 8:20amYears before Michael Sam was born, gay-rights activists Kate Kendell and Paul Guequierre were already die-hard National Football League fans.
05/16/2014 8:21amThe stars of the Turkish film "Winter's Sleep" are showing their solidarity for those affected by the mining tragedy in that country as they promote the film in Cannes.
05/16/2014 8:30amA strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2014 8:40amUS government fines General Motors maximum $35 million for ignition switch recall delays.
05/16/2014 9:00amGrain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/16/2014 9:11amPolice are investigating a fatal shooting during a party in an opulent penthouse suite with stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. Authorities say a man was hospitalized with a gunshot to the chest and later died after police were called after 9 last night to the Fantasy Tower at the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police tell the Las Vegas Sun the shooting took place while dozens of people were in the Sky Villa atop the tower.
05/16/2014 9:41amNevada's unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in April, dropping one-half of a percentage point from the previous month and marking the biggest decline in three decades, the state reported Friday.
05/16/2014 9:51amTrueCar's stock is surging in its first day as a publicly traded company.
05/16/2014 10:12amIndian stocks jumped Friday as preliminary results from national elections indicated the opposition had won a landslide victory. Other global markets were subdued at the end of a fairly volatile week.
05/16/2014 10:21amIn a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday to decide on a union proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage at 22 Swiss francs ($24.70) an hour — the world's highest.
05/16/2014 10:21amUnemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation's job market.
05/16/2014 10:21amThe stock market is flipping between minor gains and losses, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average plunged.
05/16/2014 10:21amA strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
05/16/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
05/16/2014 10:41amMissouri schools could start seeing state funding for preschool programs under a measure given final legislative approval Friday.
05/16/2014 11:01amJill Abramson, the recently ousted executive editor of The New York Times, has backed out of attending Brandeis (BRAN'-dys) University's commencement.
05/16/2014 11:01amTransportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says "silence can kill," literally -- and that's why government safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million.
05/16/2014 11:10amA look at preparations by Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:
05/16/2014 11:41amA state judge has rejected efforts to temporarily halt Massachusetts' process for licensing medical marijuana dispensaries.
05/16/2014 12:01pmPresident Barack Obama's review of the nation's deportation policies may result in changes to a contentious program that hands over people booked for local crimes to federal immigration authorities.
05/16/2014 12:01pmOilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six this week to 1,861.
05/16/2014 12:01pmPfizer Inc. said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration will let the drugmaker apply for approval of its heavily touted experimental breast cancer medicine based on midstage patient testing results.
05/16/2014 12:01pmFormer UGA coach Jim Donnan found not guilty in trial related to investment fraud scheme.
05/16/2014 12:12pmThey were a symbol of protest against austerity measures in Greece: Cleaners fired from their jobs at the Finance Ministry and tax offices who for months heckled bailout inspectors and joined daily public protests holding their mops and broomsticks.
05/16/2014 12:21pmSitting on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel on the Cannes coastline, Jeffery Katzenberg gazes out at the teeming Croisette. It's familiar territory.
05/16/2014 12:22pmBall State University is moving ahead with its plan to build a hotel and hospitality industry education center after the owner of a campus-area print shop where the facility will be built announced its closing.
05/16/2014 12:51pmAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.
05/16/2014 1:01pmDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke's vote to negotiate new union contracts for Madison school district teachers is elevating the issue of union rights as she challenges Republican Gov. Scott Walker for re-election.
05/16/2014 1:11pmEDITOR'S NOTE: On May 17, 1954, a hushed crowd of spectators packed the Supreme Court, awaiting word on Brown v. Board of Education, a combination of five lawsuits brought by the NAACP's legal arm to challenge racial segregation in public schools. The high court decided unanimously that "separate but equal" education denied black children their constitutional right to equal protection under the law, effectively removing a cornerstone that propped up Jim Crow, or state-sanctioned segregation of the races.
05/16/2014 1:11pmIn the city that invented the skyscraper, no small plans will do. In that vein, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to transform Chicago with mega-projects so sexy they could be bankrolled entirely by private investors in exchange for a chunk of the profits.
05/16/2014 1:32pmUsed to be that CEOs were hired for their knowledge of the industry, years of experience and the ability to lead with a tight fist. But the role of the top job has changed dramatically over the last several years.
05/16/2014 1:32pmInvestigators on Friday tried to determine what caused an explosion at a Knoxville, Tennessee, steel mill that injured six workers and could be heard by residents from blocks away.
05/16/2014 1:32pmLying to the federal health insurance man could cost you dearly.
05/16/2014 1:35pmA new analysis finds the nation's health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history as the focus of extraordinarily high spending on negative political TV ads that have gone largely unanswered by the law's supporters.
05/16/2014 1:41pmFrustrated by federal delays getting experimental medications to terminally ill patients, some states are forging so-called "Right To Try" legislation to allow access to the drugs without federal approval.
05/16/2014 1:54pmTwo high-profile Republicans on Friday courted hedge fund executives at an election-year conference in a glitzy hotel, drawing criticism from Democrats eager to link the GOP to Wall Street as they try to defend their Senate majority.
05/16/2014 2:01pmA portfolio manager for one of the nation's largest hedge funds was sentenced on Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison for his insider trading conviction, though a judge cited his overall good character as he showed him leniency.
05/16/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/16/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
05/16/2014 2:02pmThe May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,293.30 an ounce -- down 20 cents.
05/16/2014 2:21pmPresident Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden promoted government-financed work projects as they lunched outside the White House Friday, saying the projects could be endangered if Congress does not act by the end of the summer.
05/16/2014 2:21pmPresident Barack Obama on Friday offered America's condolences to the people of Turkey as they mourn the deaths of scores of people in a mining accident.
05/16/2014 2:31pmThe stock market has ended slightly higher after drifting between small losses and gains for most of the day.
05/16/2014 2:42pmThe state attorney general has approved the affiliation between a California-based health care company and CharterCare Health Partners, which owns two Rhode Island hospitals.
05/16/2014 2:51pmJury sides with Anheuser-Busch in former executive's sex discrimination lawsuit.
05/16/2014 3:11pmHillary Rodham Clinton pointed to the 1990s as a time of broad-based prosperity under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, contrasting it Friday with policies under Republicans that she said promoted tax cuts for the wealthy and the emergence of "an entire shadow banking system."
05/16/2014 3:21pmOklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders announced a budget agreement Friday for the upcoming year that is $102 million less than the budget for the current year, but still increases funding for public schools by $80 million.
05/16/2014 3:21pmWheat logged its biggest weekly drop since 2011 as traders reassessed the outlook for supplies of the grain.
05/16/2014 3:22pmEveryWare Global Inc., the maker of Oneida plates, forks and spoons, said it is temporarily closing two factories and furloughing workers in order to save money.
05/16/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:
05/16/2014 3:31pmUtah's unemployment rate resumed its pattern of slowly ticking down last month after a slight increase in March.
05/16/2014 3:41pmFederal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.
05/16/2014 3:43pmWall Street has caught a case of the jitters.
05/16/2014 3:51pmA spending plan the Illinois House approved this week includes more money for schools, veterans' homes and prisons.
05/16/2014 3:52pmAnheuser-Busch did not discriminate against a former executive by paying her significantly less than a male predecessor, a jury in St. Louis decided Friday.
05/16/2014 4:01pmMissouri lawmakers have given final approval to a $600 million bonding plan for improvements and repairs at state facilities and college campuses.
05/16/2014 4:11pmIt's not a Hollywood production, but a movie about the Malaysian plane tragedy is in the works and should be in theaters by fall.
05/16/2014 4:11pmMoody's Investors Services says it has upgraded Ireland's credit rating by two notches.
05/16/2014 4:31pmA Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing more than $520,000 in her dead mother's Social Security checks over the span of 30 years has pleaded guilty.
05/16/2014 4:41pmBetter results from retailers and demand for telecommunications shares helped push the stock market to a small gain on Friday.
05/16/2014 4:50pmThe Ohio company owned by a fugitive treasure hunter is fighting to gain control over recently recovered gold from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 in one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history, arguing that the Florida company now salvaging the sunken treasure from the shipwreck is trespassing.
05/16/2014 5:01pmEducation officials and a teachers union on Friday blasted a recent study that found that several Mexican teachers earn more than the country's president, saying it lacks veracity and contains mistakes.
05/16/2014 5:01pmTrading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:
05/16/2014 5:31pmAuthorities have identified a 25-year-old Henderson man who died after being shot at a posh suite in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials identified the victim as Evan Plunkett. Police say he was shot last night after a fight erupted between Plunkett and three other men during a party in the hotel's Fantasy Tower.
05/16/2014 5:31pmWhat do the words "safety," ''chaotic" and "problem" have in common?
05/16/2014 5:32pmRegulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, marking the seventh U.S. bank failure of 2014 after 24 closures last year.
05/16/2014 5:40pmMaster Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.
05/16/2014 6:00pmBrian Renegar saw emergency crews fighting a blaze consuming his small Texas town's sprawling fertilizer plant. The former plant employee raced to the scene and warned the fire chief to get everyone out.
05/16/2014 6:10pmThe latest dispute over federal control of land and water in the West has erupted along the banks of the Agua Chiquita, a small spring-fed stream in the mountains of southern New Mexico where the federal government has installed metal fences and locked gates to keep cattle out.
05/16/2014 6:50pmFederal officials are investigating why two passenger jetliners got too close to each other in the air near Hawaii.
05/16/2014 7:10pmMissouri lawmakers gave the OK for teachers to carry guns in the classroom Friday as they closed out a historic session in which they cut income tax rates for the first time in nearly a century, approved one of the nation's longest abortion waiting periods and overhauled the state's criminal laws for the first time in decades.
05/16/2014 7:20pmAn employee at a Pennsylvania school established by the Hershey chocolate company's founder has been fired after a hidden video camera was found in the boys' bathroom.
05/16/2014 7:20pmFederal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.
05/16/2014 7:22pmA federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson at this weekend's show, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance.
05/16/2014 7:51pmIndia's opposition leader, Narendra Modi, will become the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in three decades and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power.