08/14/2014 12:30amGermany's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, losing momentum after a robust first quarter which was helped by the mild winter.
08/14/2014 1:00amChina Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit fell 8.5 percent as the company rolled out fourth-generation service.
08/14/2014 1:20amFrance's economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again.
08/14/2014 2:30amSouth Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time in 15 months on Thursday, providing support to an economy dragged down by the shock of a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of teenagers.
08/14/2014 2:30amA status hearing in Reno has been postponed until October for a 24-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering several dogs, leaving a gruesome scene in a motel room across from a south side shopping center. A half-dozen animal rights protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse before the hearing was continued until Oct. 16.
08/14/2014 2:50amFinding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea.
08/14/2014 4:11amFederal authorities have decided against issuing citations in a natural gas well fire in southwestern Pennsylvania that killed one worker earlier this year.
08/14/2014 4:40amMassachusetts has put a hold on one company's bid to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in the state while it investigates allegations that a company executive lied by claiming he was a college graduate.
08/14/2014 5:10amKorean Air Lines Co. will suspend flights to Kenya in what it said Thursday is a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola.
08/14/2014 5:50amSlovakia's prime minister has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russia.
08/14/2014 6:20amGrowth in west Jackson County has led to expansion at Ocean Springs Hospital, where a $16.5 million renovation project is now complete.
08/14/2014 6:21amGerman authorities say meat products from a Danish firm that has been closed over a listeria outbreak also were sold at a store in Germany.
08/14/2014 6:31amResearchers at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick are planning a study on an experimental drug that was given to two American aid workers to treat the Ebola virus.
08/14/2014 7:00amBerlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.
08/14/2014 7:01amMore people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.
08/14/2014 7:20amRoyal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.
08/14/2014 7:50amThe U.S. stock market is rising modestly in early trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.
08/14/2014 8:01amNew York's attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying.
08/14/2014 8:10amOfficials say patients at Lafayette's University Hospital & Clinics are spending far less time waiting in the emergency room these days and are more satisfied with the care they receive.
08/14/2014 8:21amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/14/2014 8:30amA 41-year-old man who was serving as a safety officer during a demolition derby has died after a vehicle fell onto him.
08/14/2014 8:40amA San Francisco Bay Area school district shelved a sex education textbook that included references to sex toys and bondage after some parents said it was inappropriate for students in a ninth-grade health class.
08/14/2014 8:50amAverage long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year.
08/14/2014 9:00amGrain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
08/14/2014 9:40amSix workers at an idle coal mine in East Texas have suffered burns from falling debris amid preparations to resume operations this fall.
08/14/2014 9:51amNegotiations have apparently ended without success on a private-sector deal to end the legal battle that forced Argentina into default last month for the second time in 13 years.
08/14/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
08/14/2014 11:01amWell, that didn't last long.
08/14/2014 11:33amWhen they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer belt, some of them still flopping.
08/14/2014 11:51amThe literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.
08/14/2014 12:51pmFederal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton.
08/14/2014 1:31pmThe August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1313.90 an ounce -- up $1.10.
08/14/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $2.01 -- closing at $95.58 a barrel.
08/14/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
08/14/2014 2:12pmThe U.S. stock market is closing slightly higher following some strong corporate earnings.
08/14/2014 2:22pmGeneral Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment.
08/14/2014 2:41pmOhio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.
08/14/2014 3:02pmMexican businessman Juan Payan and his wife, Martha, arrived in Houston almost three months ago and have accrued about $300,000 in expenses to ensure they have the best Houston has to offer.
08/14/2014 3:11pmU.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
08/14/2014 3:11pmThe IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said Thursday.
08/14/2014 3:12pmNaysayers have been calling shares of Warren Buffett's company overpriced for decades.
08/14/2014 3:12pmThe back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
08/14/2014 3:21pmJ.C. Penney Co. (JCP) reported a narrower loss for its second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.
08/14/2014 3:41pmWal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations.
08/14/2014 3:51pmA Puerto Rico businessman has pleaded guilty to bribing a Superior Court judge to secure his acquittal in a fatal drunk-driving case.
08/14/2014 4:01pmA group promoting policies implemented by North Caroilna Republicans is running a television ad before most public schools open to praise Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis for education legislation.
08/14/2014 4:02pmThe owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers — and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe — pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support their efforts to avoid eviction by a real estate development firm.
08/14/2014 4:11pmThe city's public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for damage related to Superstorm Sandy, the state's two U.S. senators said Thursday.
08/14/2014 4:14pmCoca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.
08/14/2014 4:21pmThe Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.
08/14/2014 4:50pmA former home of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.
08/14/2014 5:01pmFord is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.
08/14/2014 5:40pmIndiana Purdue-Fort Wayne would better serve its region with a shift in governance to Indiana University and a change in the state's funding formula for university campuses, a study released Thursday recommended.
08/14/2014 6:21pmOfficials have challenged a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, contending Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums — and much closer to the national average — than the report suggests.
08/14/2014 6:21pmFor years, it was always something - a government raid, obscenity charges, citizen protests. If Adam & Eve was in the news, you could guess the reason: Somebody didn't like what the adult entertainment company was selling.
08/14/2014 6:31pmPuerto Rico's financially struggling public power company won a big reprieve Thursday, announcing that creditors agreed to postpone payment of $671 million worth of bank loans until next year.
08/14/2014 7:11pmThe government of Argentina will seek criminal charges against representatives of a U.S.-based global printing company that abruptly shuttered its plant in the South American country, the president said Thursday.
08/14/2014 7:50pmThe federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes.
08/14/2014 8:11pmSenate Republicans offered solutions late Thursday to end the General Assembly's extended work session this year. But they also offered a hard bargain to House members to resolve a problem about teacher assistants by linking it to a sales tax and economic development measure.
08/14/2014 10:11pmRescuers on Friday pulled out nine of 25 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, state media reported.
08/14/2014 11:30pmThe recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.