08/01/2014 12:40amArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, says it swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher steel shipments and better margins, and it sees improving markets in the United States and Europe.
08/01/2014 1:30amSenate lawmakers passed a $21.1 billion budget early Friday which gives teachers raises and funnels $113 million to kindergarten and college classrooms statewide.
08/01/2014 1:41amFor months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.
08/01/2014 2:01amAnalysts believe the latest employment numbers -- due out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time -- will be another positive indicator that the economy continues to improve.
08/01/2014 2:01amCasino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown.
08/01/2014 2:31amOne of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist.
08/01/2014 2:33amThe Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.
08/01/2014 2:40amThe Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University will use a grant from a Las Vegas-based foundation to launch a new business reporting bureau.
08/01/2014 2:50amCongress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through:
08/01/2014 3:40amThe West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider nursing scholarships and a bachelor's degree in engineering management at Bluefield State College.
08/01/2014 4:50amA Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.
08/01/2014 5:20amWith a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
08/01/2014 5:20amChrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
08/01/2014 5:21amA severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.
08/01/2014 5:30amIt's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.
08/01/2014 5:31amThe Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.
08/01/2014 6:20amA new dairy processing plant at Vermont Technical College is expected to be up and running by next spring.
08/01/2014 6:31amThe World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.
08/01/2014 6:40amUS consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent.
08/01/2014 6:40amSolid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.
08/01/2014 7:01amIdaho Republicans will try again tomorrow to elect a new party leader. The state central committee will meet in Boise to vote on new party officers, including a party chairman. Earlier this week, a district judge ruled former party chairman Barry Peterson must give up his reign because his term had expired after an earlier meet collapsed without electing a chairman.
08/01/2014 7:20amFord's U.S. sales jumped 10 percent in July on strong demand for its SUVs.
08/01/2014 7:20amU.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.
08/01/2014 8:00amU.S. stocks are stabilizing a day after a steep drop as investors were encouraged by the latest wave of hiring.
08/01/2014 8:01amDozens of international investigators are setting up a base of operations at a chicken farm in eastern Ukraine. From there, they will carry out a search of the surrounding area for debris from the Malaysia Airlines crash, and the remains of as many as 80 of the people on board.
08/01/2014 8:10amConstruction spending falls 1.8 percent in June, biggest decline in more than 3 years.
08/01/2014 8:21amSurvey: US manufacturing expands strongly in July, 14th straight monthly gain.
08/01/2014 8:22amU.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.
08/01/2014 8:30amGeneral Motors says its U.S. sales rose 9.4 percent last month, making it the best July since 2007.
08/01/2014 8:40amScientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.
08/01/2014 8:41amProcter & Gamble's fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.
08/01/2014 8:50amYahoo says it has filed a complaint to Germany's highest court against a year-old law that broadened copyright protection for news material used on the Internet.
08/01/2014 8:51amUS manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.
08/01/2014 9:02amIgnition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.
08/01/2014 9:12amGrain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/01/2014 9:21amBritish police say a fire that gutted a landmark seaside pier in southern England may have been started deliberately.
08/01/2014 9:21amShares of Mobileye are soaring on the Israeli car technology company's first day of public trading amid strong investor demand.
08/01/2014 9:30amHewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years.
08/01/2014 9:31amCitigroup Inc. says it's been told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the agency has completed its investigation of the bank's conduct regarding mortgage bonds and won't bring further enforcement action.
08/01/2014 10:01amHyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems.
08/01/2014 10:01amA measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.
08/01/2014 10:01amdriven by Elliott Sadler and fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) — in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway Saturday, Aug. 2. ESPN will broadcast on-track activities beginning with qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the U.S. Cellular 250 at 8 p.m. ET. For behind-the-scenes access, watch this time-lapse video to see how the No. 11 team wrapped the car for the race.
08/01/2014 10:10amU.S. markets are moving lower, extending a major sell-off from the day before.
08/01/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/01/2014 11:11amThe nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
08/01/2014 12:00pmAuthorities were working Friday to determine if a 25-ton humpback whale died as the result of a collision with the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak.
08/01/2014 12:20pmFiat shareholders voted Friday overwhelmingly in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.
08/01/2014 12:41pmBillionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai for an undisclosed price.
08/01/2014 12:41pmA U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths" that mislead people about its legal obligations.
08/01/2014 12:42pmWith wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously.
08/01/2014 12:51pmGoogle Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.
08/01/2014 1:01pmPresident Barack Obama says the economy is getting stronger and, quote, "engines are revving a bit louder."
08/01/2014 1:02pmA Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning.
08/01/2014 1:11pmSometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens.
08/01/2014 1:11pmThe University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is considering developing its education programs for company executives to boost revenue, according an associate dean.
08/01/2014 1:21pmU.S. employers have gone on a hiring spree this year, but America's 25- to-34-year-olds are hardly among the biggest beneficiaries.
08/01/2014 1:21pmHome insurance for residents of the Coastal Bend would cost about 70 percent less without private wind coverage, according to the Texas Department of Insurance.
08/01/2014 1:31pmHouse Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids and could address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
08/01/2014 1:41pmGrain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/01/2014 1:52pmBig discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
08/01/2014 2:42pmColorado has started issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants regardless of their legal status, marking a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.
08/01/2014 2:51pmThe Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare.
08/01/2014 3:10pmIt just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.
08/01/2014 3:21pmFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.
08/01/2014 3:21pmU.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.
08/01/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:
08/01/2014 3:40pmBotox and eye-drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.
08/01/2014 3:50pmA sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.
08/01/2014 4:10pmMoody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.
08/01/2014 4:10pmGillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believed left.
08/01/2014 4:30pmThe last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
08/01/2014 4:30pmThe nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to coal ash and its toxic contaminants.
08/01/2014 4:41pmHighlights of North Carolina's $21 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. According to budget documents, the spending plan would:
08/01/2014 5:00pmAbout 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
08/01/2014 5:00pmA former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support was sentenced on Friday on securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.
08/01/2014 5:01pmTrading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:
08/01/2014 5:20pmA sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.
08/01/2014 5:40pmMicrosoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.
08/01/2014 5:51pmWarren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.
08/01/2014 6:02pmTroy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so.
08/01/2014 6:02pmUnionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions.
08/01/2014 6:20pmThe government and General Motors are warning vehicle owners that GM's recall Web site may not be listing all the cars that need recall repairs.
08/01/2014 6:41pmHouse Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border.
08/01/2014 7:30pmLawmakers are expected to debate again next year whether Nebraska should allow expanded research and medical access for hemp, a plant cousin of marijuana.
08/01/2014 8:00pmHouse votes to end Obama deportation relief program for immigrants brought illegally as kids.
08/01/2014 10:50pmAt least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.