July 3rd, 2015
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08/05/2014 12:20amLuxury car maker BMW says its net earnings jumped 27.2 percent in the second quarter as an improved model mix boosted the company's profitability and sales grew worldwide.
08/05/2014 12:41amThe Standard & Poor's rating agency says the rising wealth gap in the United States is complicating the rebound from the recession, making the economy more prone to boom-bust cycles.
08/05/2014 2:11amToyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.
08/05/2014 2:30amA trial begins today in Reno for competing lawsuits between Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad and a Nevada trucking firm over a train-truck crash that killed six people three years ago. Judge Howard McKibben said he expects it to stretch into September. Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad have accused John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain of negligence in its hiring. The trucking firm accuses the two rail companies of failing to provide a proper signal warning at the grade crossing on U.S. 95.
08/05/2014 3:00amIndia's central bank said Tuesday it sees signs of recovery in Asia's third-largest economy even though the monsoon season, which is crucial for agriculture, had a weak start.
08/05/2014 4:40amMedia company Gannett to split newspapers off from broadcasting, digital businesses.
08/05/2014 4:50amWhen Bethany Nagel moved with her husband, Dave, from the Chicago suburbs to rural Shannon seven years ago, she knew they would have a better life. She wanted to find fresher, healthier foods and knew a little about the benefits of buying local produce. Having an herb garden was her dream.
08/05/2014 5:01amFrench bank Credit Agricole said Tuesday its second-quarter profit was nearly cut in half by the cost of writing off completely its stake in the Portuguese bank that needed a bailout this week.
08/05/2014 5:10amGerman court ends Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial in exchange for $100 million payment.
08/05/2014 5:20amFurther evidence emerged Tuesday that the economic recovery across Europe is gaining traction, though it remains vulnerable to an escalation in the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen sanctions on Russia ratcheted up.
08/05/2014 5:40amCVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) on Tuesday reported net income that rose by 11 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
08/05/2014 6:10amU.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.
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08/05/2014 7:01amSalt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will square off in a demolition derby Saturday night. McAdams, a Democrat, challenged Cox, a Republican, to the car smashing event at the Salt Lake County Fair. McAdams told The Salt Lake Tribune that he and Cox are both trying to raise money for charity.
08/05/2014 7:20amU.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.
08/05/2014 7:31amClark County firefighters say multiple people were stung and three people were taken to the hospital after two men apparently provoked a large hive of bees late yesterday. Rescuers wearing bee hoods and full protective gear used fire hoses and firefighting foam to remove the hive and clear the insects from the area near East Tropicana Avenue and Topaz Street. Police detained two men who they say threw objects at the hive.
08/05/2014 7:50amWith less than two weeks until the start of classes at Ball State University, businesses that will cater to students are racing to complete their building projects.
08/05/2014 8:01amU.S. stock prices are opening lower as traders digest some mixed corporate earnings and a weak indicator on the Chinese economy.
08/05/2014 8:01amTarget has lowered its second-quarter forecast citing the promotional discounts it had to use to attract shoppers.
08/05/2014 8:01amA United Airlines maintenance team is trying to determine what caused a report of smoke aboard a flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Pittsburgh.
08/05/2014 8:10amUS services companies expand at fastest pace in 8 years as sales, orders and hiring grow.
08/05/2014 8:11amItalian bank UniCredit says its second-quarter profit rose 12 percent on higher fees and interest income along with lower provisions for bad loans.
08/05/2014 8:41amSubaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry.
08/05/2014 8:41amNearly 200 union employees have gone on strike at the J.R. Simplot Co. potato processing plant in Grand Forks after rejecting the company's contract offer.
08/05/2014 8:51amU.S. services firms grew at the fastest rate in more than eight years in July, the latest sign of an economy picking up speed in the second half of the year.
08/05/2014 8:51amBobcat Co. is hoping that its new research and development facility in Bismarck will help it snatch up engineering talent from North Dakota universities.
08/05/2014 8:51amAs the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.
08/05/2014 9:11amFirefighters say multiple people were stung by bees and three people were taken to a Las Vegas hospital after two men apparently stirred up a large beehive late yesterday afternoon. Rescuers wearing hoods and full protective gear used fire hoses and firefighting foam to remove the hive and clear the bees from the area near East Tropicana Avenue and Topaz Street. Police detained two men who they say threw objects at the hive.
08/05/2014 9:20amThe Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday it is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency led by jihadist militants.
08/05/2014 9:30amOrders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery and computers and electronics.
08/05/2014 9:30amAn Italian business lobby says that the 80 euro ($107) bonus that Premier Matteo Renzi delivered to low-wage workers hasn't boosted the economy as billed.
08/05/2014 9:30amSouthern Illinois University officials bargained in bad faith with the Carbondale campus' unions during 2011 contract talks and owes 1,500 current and former employees $1.9 million in back pay for furlough days they were forced to take, an administrative law judge has ruled.
08/05/2014 9:41amRussian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions.
08/05/2014 9:51amU.S. stock prices are moving lower as traders digest some mixed corporate earnings and a weak indicator on the Chinese economy.
08/05/2014 10:11amA Saudi Arabian Airlines plane swerved off the runway at Manila's international airport and became stuck in the mud as it prepared to take off Tuesday evening after a heavy rain, officials said. None of the 298 passengers was hurt, but at least 11 other flights were delayed by the blocked runway.
08/05/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/05/2014 10:21amStarting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
08/05/2014 10:30amLast week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home.
08/05/2014 11:11amA look at the percentage of people without health insurance in each state in 2013 and midyear 2014:
08/05/2014 11:21amShares in European airlines fell Tuesday on a report that Russia is considering cutting off the country's airspace for European flights to Asia, a move that would force long and costly detours.
08/05/2014 11:22amPresident Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.
08/05/2014 12:01pmBefore learning his friend was really Ronald Carnes, an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973, Seattle businessman Carl Bryant knew him as Louie Vance, a trusted worker and confidant whom he had over for holidays and birthdays.
08/05/2014 12:12pmA majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for new highways or repairs of old ones, according to a new Associated Press-GfKpoll.
08/05/2014 12:40pmThousands of workers and customers at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain shouted "Bring him back!" Tuesday at a boisterous rally designed to pressure management to reinstate the company's fired chief executive or accept his offer to buy the New England chain.
08/05/2014 12:40pmThe number of U.S. real estate agents is increasing as the housing market recovers from the Great Recession.
08/05/2014 12:50pmEconomists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.
08/05/2014 1:01pmTo motivate a classroom packed with 87 aspiring real estate agents, instructor Keith Grandy started off his one-week, intensive course with the promise of big money: With hard work, fresh licensees in the Miami metro area could make $100,000 a year if they complete at least two transactions per month, according to current property prices and commissions.
08/05/2014 1:42pmDefense attorneys have filed an appeal in the case of an 84-year-old nun and two other activists convicted of breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant.
08/05/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/05/2014 2:01pmThey export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.
08/05/2014 2:01pmGrain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/05/2014 2:11pm21st Century Fox withdraws bid to buy Time Warner Inc., OKs new $6 billion stock buyback plan.
08/05/2014 2:13pmSeeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.
08/05/2014 2:21pmThe stock market fell to its lowest point since May as traders worried that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could flare up.
08/05/2014 2:22pmA federal judge has approved an agreement by the nation's largest public utility to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge in 2008.
08/05/2014 2:51pmThe game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.
08/05/2014 2:52pmEnvironmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities' exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.
08/05/2014 3:20pmMichael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games.
08/05/2014 3:21pmA Seattle artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular videogame of the same name.
08/05/2014 3:31pmA Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit.
08/05/2014 3:33pmRupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.
08/05/2014 4:01pmThe three top Republicans in the Vermont Legislature said Tuesday they want the state's health care exchange to succeed but state residents are fed up with the problems the system is having and more options should be considered to ensure those problems are fixed.
08/05/2014 4:01pmLawyers for Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad and a Nevada trucking firm have started making their case in what's expected to be a six-week trial to determine who was to blame when a semi-truck slammed into a passenger train in a fiery crash that killed six people in 2011. The train companies' lawyer says John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain was negligent. The trucking firm's lawyers argue Amtrak and Union Pacific failed to provide a proper signal warning.
08/05/2014 4:10pmEven in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows when he disclosed he is working on patents for what he calls a game-changing cybersecurity model.
08/05/2014 4:21pmTwo California insurers announced Tuesday that they are partnering for an ambitious project to establish one of the nation's largest health-information exchanges, an effort they hope will reduce duplication and improve patient outcomes.
08/05/2014 4:21pmFederal regulators have told the biggest banks in the U.S. that their plans for unwinding their operations in case of failure are inadequate to prevent the sort of financial disaster that struck in 2008 and led to a massive government bailout.
08/05/2014 4:21pmWith "Sharknado" and a tight battle between NBC and CBS, the week's Nielsen ratings illustrated how that traditional measurement is becoming less of a clear picture of how people are consuming television.
08/05/2014 5:00pmA Philadelphia congressman's son was accused Tuesday of stealing federal funds meant for city schools, fraudulently obtaining business loans and using the ill-begotten money on lavish personal expenses, including large gambling debts.
08/05/2014 5:00pmA Peruvian judge has ruled in favor of the owner of Latin America's biggest gold mine and ordered a family of four to abandon land it says has always been in its possession.
08/05/2014 5:11pmFederal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips downstream over the weekend.
08/05/2014 5:12pmAiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.
08/05/2014 5:31pmA trial began today over the semi-truck and train crash that killed six people in 2011. Lawyers for Amtrak and the Union Pacific Railroad say the truck driver is responsible for the collision at a rural crossing about 70 miles east of Reno. The trucking firm's lawyers argue Amtrak and Union Pacific failed to provide a proper signal warning. It's expected to be a six-week trial.
08/05/2014 5:31pmRussian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
08/05/2014 5:41pmLawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors Tuesday that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and signal lights were responsible for the deaths of the truck driver and five people on board the California Zephyr.
08/05/2014 5:41pmMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker's presence in the mobile device market.
08/05/2014 5:41pmA Manhattan judge begrudgingly approved a long-delayed $285 million settlement between Citigroup Inc. and government regulators Tuesday over toxic mortgage securities, but not without a parting shot at the appeals court that forced his hand.
08/05/2014 5:41pmStubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.
08/05/2014 6:02pmSenate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Tom Cotton as one of the longest and most intense Senate races in the nation moved toward the final stretch.
08/05/2014 6:02pmShares of Walgreen Co. fell Tuesday on media reports that the nation's largest drugstore chain will not reincorporate itself overseas — a politically touchy move that could have significantly lowered its tax bill.
08/05/2014 7:50pmVice President Joe Biden has been talking with several African leaders on topics ranging from economic cooperation to security during the summit meeting aimed at strengthening U.S. ties with Africa.
08/05/2014 8:10pmThe United States informed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it has neutralized about 60 percent of Syria's most toxic chemicals.
08/05/2014 8:21pmA spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.
08/05/2014 8:50pmHarold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.
08/05/2014 8:51pmAn American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.
08/05/2014 9:01pmDonald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with running them: You're fired.
08/05/2014 10:31pmWorries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border sent most Asian stock markets lower Wednesday.
08/05/2014 10:31pmA spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.
08/05/2014 11:20pmThe ferry that capsized in Bangladesh with hundreds of people on board this week had a capacity of only 85 passengers, the country's shipping minister said Wednesday as he announced charges against the vessel's owner and five of its employees.
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