06/19/2014 12:10amNatural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too.
06/19/2014 12:31amSony shareholders voted Thursday to keep Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai and other top executives after heckling them about the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's continuing losses.
06/19/2014 2:10amA program from the state's Higher Education Commission is awarding a small group of students money to attend college.
06/19/2014 2:20amThe Philippines has asked Singapore authorities to take action against a blog author who suggested Singaporeans should shove Filipinos on the street and be rude to Filipino workers, the latest sign of growing intolerance toward migrant workers in the wealthy city-state.
06/19/2014 2:31amWitness says black militant flags fly over Iraqi oil refinery; Baghdad says it is still held.
06/19/2014 5:21amAn Israeli court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor of Jerusalem to six years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging corruption case that also involved ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
06/19/2014 5:30amThe Men's Wearhouse fight to own its one-time rival Jos. A. Bank is now complete.
06/19/2014 5:41amAmazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters?
06/19/2014 6:11amThe public school district in Flint has laid off 12 teachers, three non-teaching staff and five paraprofessionals.
06/19/2014 6:41amThe U.S. is keeping up pressure on Russia to help a peace plan announced by Ukraine's president, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew making clear that Moscow will face further punishment if it keeps backing anti-government militants.
06/19/2014 6:41amIndia is cracking down on foreign-funded charities after receiving an internal report alleging they are costing the country up to 3 percent of its GDP by rallying communities against polluting industries.
06/19/2014 6:41amApplications for US unemployment benefits fell to 312k last week; near pre-recession levels.
06/19/2014 6:51amChina said Thursday it is moving a second oil rig closer to Vietnam's coast, showing its determination to press its territorial claims and continue searching for resources in disputed waters despite a tense confrontation with Vietnam over another oil rig to the south.
06/19/2014 7:21amThe Czech Republic is in talks to possibly sell military helicopters to Iraq's government, which is struggling with a militant uprising.
06/19/2014 7:41amThere are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy features many people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics.
06/19/2014 7:50amFewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as the number of people collecting jobless aid fell to its lowest level in more than six years.
06/19/2014 7:50amThe U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier.
06/19/2014 7:50amArgentina's government is finally preparing to negotiate a payment plan for the $1.5 billion in bad debts and interest it owes to the U.S. hedge funds it demonizes as "vultures."
06/19/2014 7:51amThe stars of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," including Mark Wahlberg and good-guy robot Optimus Prime, were attending the film's worldwide premiere Thursday in Hong Kong, which was a key part of the blockbuster franchise's latest installment.
06/19/2014 7:53amKroger saw a 4 percent jump in first-quarter profit and the nation's biggest supermarket raised its earnings forecast for the year.
06/19/2014 8:01amRite Aid's fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 55 percent as it dealt with higher-than-expected drug costs and reimbursement rate reductions.
06/19/2014 8:01amA Kaysville businessman has been charged with defrauding investors across the country of more than $72 million in a Ponzi scheme.
06/19/2014 8:12amBlackBerry surprised Wall Street by posting financial results that beat analysts' expectations.
06/19/2014 8:31amThe Iraqi government still controls the country's largest oil refinery. That word comes both from a top Iraqi security official and one of the militants fighting to capture the facility.
06/19/2014 8:31amA Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston returned to Tampa International Airport after striking a flock of birds.
06/19/2014 8:41amOn the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games.
06/19/2014 8:43amUkraine on Thursday suggested bringing in European and U.S. companies to help operate the strategic pipeline that carries Russian natural gas across the country to Europe.
06/19/2014 8:51amA gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased for a fourth month in May, providing further evidence that the economy is gaining strength after a harsh winter caused activity to go into reverse.
06/19/2014 8:51amNigeria's state oil company says India has overtaken the United States as the biggest importer of Nigerian crude.
06/19/2014 8:51amA historic Reno mansion is up for sale for $20.4 million.
06/19/2014 9:01amGrain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/19/2014 9:01amGeneral Electric Co. on Thursday submitted a revised offer to buy the power generation business of France's Alstom SA that the American company hopes will be enough to win approval from the French government and see off a rival bid by Germany's Siemens AG.
06/19/2014 9:11amthose who buy insurance on their own directly from an insurer or through one of the exchanges — is a difficult group to survey.
06/19/2014 9:11amUnitedHealthcare notified more physicians that they will be removed from the company's Medicare Advantage plan on Sept. 1, which may mean thousands of Missourians will have to switch doctors.
06/19/2014 9:13amAverage U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows.
06/19/2014 9:21amManufacturing in the Philadelphia region expanded at a faster pace in June for the fourth straight month, led by more new orders and greater hiring.
06/19/2014 9:31amShares of Markit jumped after the financial information company's initial public offering raised $1.28 billion.
06/19/2014 9:51amThe Treasury Department lifted economic sanctions on Thursday against 308 people and entities with suspected links to a now-defunct Colombian drug cartel.
06/19/2014 9:51amChiropractors will join doctors to develop guidelines for clearing young athletes for play after head injuries, as the two groups debate over who has the medical expertise to assess concussions and setting up potential changes to state requirements.
06/19/2014 10:01amMost world stock markets rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled U.S. interest rates would remain at record lows. Wall Street, however, declined after making broad gains the day before.
06/19/2014 10:11amA Senate panel has approved a $48.3 billion budget for foreign aid and State Department work next year.
06/19/2014 10:14amDominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at her pizzeria in New York City, where the rent is more than double what it is in Syracuse. Two very different cities, but nearly the same wage.
06/19/2014 10:22amHundreds of train workers have marched in Paris in anger, as support for their 9-day-old strike over a railways reform appears to be shrinking.
06/19/2014 10:22amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
06/19/2014 10:22amIowa continues to see a steady increase in its supply of doctors, despite gloomy predictions that physicians would flee the profession because of big changes in health care.
06/19/2014 10:31amProsecutors say police have detained the head of the Belgian division of Swiss bank UBS on suspicion that he and the firm helped wealthy clients evade billions of euros in taxes.
06/19/2014 10:41amInitial claims for unemployment insurance in Nevada fell 23 percent in May compared with the same month last year.
06/19/2014 11:11amNew crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.
06/19/2014 11:55amLeading European finance officials clashed Thursday over whether the 18-nation eurozone's budget deficit rules are so strict that they choke off economic growth, and the International Monetary Fund called for the rules to be overhauled.
06/19/2014 12:01pmEight homeless assistance programs around Las Vegas have received a total of $1.6 million in federal grants.
06/19/2014 12:11pmItalian police have seized 2,400 wheels of contaminated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and detained four people in the latest safety problem afflicting some of Italy's most prized foods.
06/19/2014 12:41pmChinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang oversaw the signing of trade and investment deals worth some $4.6 billion with Greece Thursday during a visit expected to help boost the recession-plagued country's economy.
06/19/2014 12:42pmSt. Luke's Health System's request to stay a court ruling that its acquisition of Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group violated federal antitrust laws has been rejected.
06/19/2014 12:51pmHundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.
06/19/2014 1:01pmNearly 2 million people around the world became millionaires last year, a year-over-year increase of 15 percent, as surging stock and home markets lifted the fortunes of the wealthy. The increase raised the number of millionaires to a record 13.7 million.
06/19/2014 1:03pmThe Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a decision that clarifies standards for awarding patents, but not as much as some firms had hoped.
06/19/2014 1:11pmLiechtenstein is returning $227 million looted by Nigeria's late military dictator after the Nigerian government made a deal and dropped corruption charges against his eldest son, the government said Thursday.
06/19/2014 1:11pmA conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.
06/19/2014 1:11pmIntercontinentalExchange Group said Thursday the initial public offering of stock in its Euronext business raised 845 million euros, or about $1.15 billion.
06/19/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/19/2014 1:33pmGrain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
06/19/2014 1:42pmDespite an ongoing criminal investigation by federal and local authorities, officials from Connecticut's health insurance exchange said Thursday they believe a call center employee mistakenly left behind a backpack containing clients' personal information and had no intent to misuse the information.
06/19/2014 1:43pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 46 cents -- closing at $106.43 a barrel.
06/19/2014 2:01pmIt's called the two-midnight rule, and some hospitals want to avoid it like a measles epidemic.
06/19/2014 2:01pmA bill sent to the governor's office on Thursday responds to a problematic rollout of health care reform in California by diversifying the board tasked with overseeing the state health insurance exchange.
06/19/2014 2:21pmCorinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with about 75,000 students nationwide, warned Thursday that it may fail as it clashes with U.S. regulators over student data.
06/19/2014 2:21pmTwo spacewalking astronauts have been able to install a new antenna outside the International Space Station, despite some equipment trouble.
06/19/2014 2:41pmAirline passengers are about to pay more for security screening.
06/19/2014 2:51pmIt's about 3:30 in the afternoon on a warm spring day. As Mary Jane Kane approaches the Uzone in Paynesville, kids press their faces to window screens, shouting, "Hi, Mary Jane!"
06/19/2014 3:01pmHarry Potter fans helped increase attendance by 50 percent at Universal Orlando Resort in the past few years, and interest in a second Harry Potter park opening there July 8 could keep numbers going up. But even if the new park doesn't lead to the surge in visitors that accompanied the original Harry Potter park, Universal's cash registers will surely be ringing.
06/19/2014 3:11pmThe Middle Fork of the Payette River means a lot of different things to different folks.
06/19/2014 3:13pmAn old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.
06/19/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
06/19/2014 3:31pmAn overnight fire at a Las Vegas home has left two children dead and their parents hospitalized. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jon Klassen says the parents tried to fight the fire with a garden hose from outside a window until firefighters were able to get inside. The children were a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Police say the fire appears to be accidental.
06/19/2014 3:32pmFor the first time in more than two decades, Latinos who are immigrants hold fewer jobs in the United States than those who are born in this country.
06/19/2014 3:41pmWould a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts?
06/19/2014 4:01pmThe scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists of a discount from Arizona State University, not money from the chain.
06/19/2014 4:02pmAtlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel warned its staff Thursday that it will shut down this summer if a buyer can't be found in bankruptcy court.
06/19/2014 4:21pmLondon is a city of bridges, but it's not a City of Bridges. It has never been graced with the elegant arches of Venice or Paris.
06/19/2014 4:21pmMost people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.
06/19/2014 4:41pmA man convicted of running an investment scam that prosecutors say took in $5.38 million from at least 140 investors in 20 states was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison.
06/19/2014 5:01pmA lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.
06/19/2014 5:01pmThe new electric motorcycle unveiled this week by Harley-Davidson is a sleek, futuristic bike with powerful acceleration and the hum of a jet airplane taking off. The public will get its first look at handmade demonstration models of the new LiveWire at an invitation-only event Monday in New York. Harley will then take the bikes on tour for riders to try out and review. Here are five things to know about electric motorcycles before you take a test ride:
06/19/2014 5:10pmA southwest Florida woman is facing charges after authorities say she branded her two children with a heated stick.
06/19/2014 5:31pmRecords subpoenaed by federal prosecutors show engineers working for Duke Energy warned the company nearly 30 years before a massive coal ash spill that a stormwater pipe running under an ash dump was made of corrugated metal and needed to be monitored for leaks.
06/19/2014 5:51pmGE Capital Retail Bank has agreed to pay $169 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of discriminating against Hispanic credit card customers, the Justice Department said Thursday.
06/19/2014 5:51pmHouse Republicans pressed ahead on Thursday with a plan to overhaul Medicaid spending in North Carolina that has received the backing of Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and at least one key medical group. But they'll still have to convince senators the plan is worth backing in the General Assembly session's final weeks.
06/19/2014 6:11pmMissouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office and the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill reached an agreement Thursday on measures aimed at better controlling underground smoldering and reducing a strong odor that for months has troubled residents in a densely populated area of suburban St. Louis.
06/19/2014 6:21pmIn a major blow to efforts to get Congress' troubled budget process back on track, the Senate's top Democrat yanked a $180 billion spending measure from the Senate floor Thursday after Republicans protested a plan that would have denied them the chance to more easily win changes to the measure.
06/19/2014 6:33pmThe chief of the operator of the sunken South Korean ferry and four employees are to appear in court Friday to enter pleas on charges that their negligence caused the April disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
06/19/2014 6:41pmFederal prosecutors have been granted additional time to decide whether they should appeal an order throwing out the conviction of a former BP engineer accused of deleting texts about the amount of oil flowing from a blown-out well during the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
06/19/2014 6:43pmA federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss the government's lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and a number of associates for alleged doping and use of banned performance-enhancing techniques.
06/19/2014 7:11pmJ.K. Rowling's latest novel has quickly climbed up the best-seller lists now that it's finally available for purchase on Amazon.com.
06/19/2014 8:21pmIn case you have ever wondered which local business has the largest revenue in your state, an infographic has been created to detail it.
06/19/2014 8:31pmNYC mayor, council agree on $75B budget plan that holds taxes steady, doesn't hire more cops.
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