07/10/2014 12:40amVirginia regulators are encouraging long-term care insurance policyholders to take advantage of changes that strengthen protections against unintentional coverage lapses due to nonpayment.
07/10/2014 12:50amStigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.
07/10/2014 1:22amWhen Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.
07/10/2014 2:10amN.C. State University is announcing plans to develop a privately managed hotel and conference facility on Centennial Campus.
07/10/2014 3:00amThe European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.
07/10/2014 3:50amAuthorities say no one was hurt when a commuter train with about 50 people aboard and a truck collided in San Dimas.
07/10/2014 4:00amSamsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
07/10/2014 4:20amSouth Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.
07/10/2014 4:50amCompany officials say cleanup efforts are expected to take weeks after a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation leaked around 1 million gallons of saltwater.
07/10/2014 5:10amThe Bank of England has kept interest rates steady at a record low of 0.5 percent and refrained from pumping more money into the economy even as the recovery gathers strength.
07/10/2014 5:21amTokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.
07/10/2014 6:10amMore "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
07/10/2014 6:10amIn a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees ($33 million) for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.
07/10/2014 6:10amGreece has raised 1.5 billion euros ($2.04 billion) in an auction of three-year bonds, its second debt issue in three months after a long absence from the international markets.
07/10/2014 6:20amMalaysia's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in three years to curb inflation and household debt as economic growth picks up.
07/10/2014 6:31amIndia's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, telegraphing a contentious overhaul of populist subsidies and vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by spending billions of dollars on infrastructure.
07/10/2014 6:50amTop American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files.
07/10/2014 7:02amFour reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar's national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.
07/10/2014 7:20amFewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.
07/10/2014 7:50amU.S. stocks are dropping in early trading amid financial jitters in Europe and disappointing retail earnings.
07/10/2014 8:11amUS wholesale stockpiles rise at a slower pace in May as sales gains also weaken.
07/10/2014 8:30amU.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales.
07/10/2014 8:41amA suburban city of 33,000 is once again receiving emergency health care after its hospital was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
07/10/2014 8:50amAverage U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
07/10/2014 8:50amThe 2013 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair queen has traded her crown for a gavel.
07/10/2014 9:01amWellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office.
07/10/2014 9:01amGrain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/10/2014 9:11amThe number of people killed in the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has reached at least 85, as Israel again targeted hundreds of Hamas sites today.
07/10/2014 9:31amBoeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.
07/10/2014 9:41amOfficials in Elko hope to persuade more out-of state visitors to fly into their small airport and spend their vacations in its casinos.
07/10/2014 9:51amLawyers for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies say a federal judge didn't let him off too easily by giving him probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities in Swiss banks.
07/10/2014 10:01amNearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and show off their country's rising military and political power.
07/10/2014 10:11amU.S. stocks are lower at midday as fears about the health of a European bank weigh on the market.
07/10/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/10/2014 11:11amSchool officials in Lincoln are asking the Board of Education to acquire more buses and vans so the district no longer has to use taxis to transport homeless children to and from school.
07/10/2014 11:31amMembers of the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent to their colleagues a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would rein in political spending.
07/10/2014 11:43amAuto parts supplier TRW Automotive said Thursday that it has received a preliminary acquisition offer.
07/10/2014 12:01pmFrance's economy minister is blaming European authorities for the lack of growth in France and Europe, and says it's time for a new economic policy that shuns austerity.
07/10/2014 12:21pmAttorney General J.B. Van Hollen says high school students who take University of Wisconsin classes offered in their schools for college credit can't be charged tuition.
07/10/2014 1:00pmDemocratic gubernatorial nominee Rep. Joe Dorman said Thursday he wants to earmark at least $35 million from Oklahoma's franchise tax for public education.
07/10/2014 1:21pmA low-key but high-stakes campaign is underway to win the hearts and minds of Nevada voters ahead of the general election and a crucial vote on a margins tax to fund public education.
07/10/2014 1:31pmThe Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle.
07/10/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/10/2014 1:31pmAce Cash Express Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million in a settlement with federal regulators who accused the payday lender of illegally harassing borrowers to collect debts and get them to take out additional loans.
07/10/2014 1:31pmGrain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/10/2014 1:32pmIn the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.
07/10/2014 1:41pmCivilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.
07/10/2014 1:41pmUniversity of Hawaii administrators will make two years of operating-budget plans without the promise of an increase in tuition.
07/10/2014 1:50pmTwo years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies.
07/10/2014 2:21pmU.S. stocks are ending lower as fears about the health of a European bank weigh on the market.
07/10/2014 2:21pmLike her high-profile parents, Chelsea Clinton is becoming a draw on the speaking circuit, with some organizations shelling out as much as $75,000 per speech.
07/10/2014 2:41pmThe Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
07/10/2014 2:41pmCalifornia man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China.
07/10/2014 3:01pmGov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it.
07/10/2014 3:11pmThe gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. will replace trigger mechanisms on Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles, or provide some compensation to buyers, as part of a settlement of class-action lawsuits, the company said Thursday.
07/10/2014 3:11pm"Photos don't do it justice." That's what I'd heard from almost everyone I spoke with before embarking on my very first trip to Crater Lake National Park.
07/10/2014 3:21pmVerizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday.
07/10/2014 3:31pmThe specter of Europe's financial crisis is back to haunt investors.
07/10/2014 3:51pmStocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.
07/10/2014 3:51pmThe Federal Reserve's new No. 2 official says regulators must continue to work to end the need for the government to bail out big banks in a crisis. Stricter capital requirements, rather than breaking up the biggest banks, is the better remedy, he says.
07/10/2014 4:01pmA powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.
07/10/2014 4:01pmHospitals and clinics affiliated with Mercy Medical Centers in Des Moines, Mason City, and Sioux City have won a $10.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
07/10/2014 4:11pmA federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.
07/10/2014 4:11pmGov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax increases.
07/10/2014 4:21pmAereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
07/10/2014 4:21pmWill cupcake chain Crumbs get new dough and rise again?
07/10/2014 4:31pmUnited Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.
07/10/2014 4:41pmGov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.
07/10/2014 5:21pmOutlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.
07/10/2014 5:50pmNevada gambling regulators are making their first foray into the world of medical marijuana in a case involving a slot route operator with ties to one of the new medical pot dispensaries in Las Vegas.
07/10/2014 6:41pmThe attorney for a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii told jurors Thursday that the defendant acted in line with his law-enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant in 2011.
07/10/2014 6:51pmThe state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system.
07/10/2014 8:01pmHouse Republicans have taken the initial step in suing President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.
07/10/2014 9:01pmThe path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.