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Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:54am

Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them.

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:40am

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:40am

President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute.

The Latest: Walker tweets on 'major' jobs news from Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:13am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Top Wisconsin Republican: Foxconn announcement expected

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:10am

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is in Washington for what he says is an expected announcement from President Donald Trump about electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build a manufacturing plant.

US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:10am

US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:10am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Romania: 28 treated in the hospital after violent storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:38am

Hospital staff in Romania say 28 people have received hospital treatment for bruises and broken bones following a violent storm that ripped down trees, damaged cars and electric lines.

Daimler stands by diesel despite growing controversy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:21am

German automaker Daimler's profits barely rose and were short of market expectations as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division boomed while earnings lagged at its truck, van and bus businesses.

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

A Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined.

Tax break approved for Tyler Perry's plane outside Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

A tax break worth nearly $2 million was recently approved for a plane owned by one of filmmaker Tyler Perry's companies in Georgia.

Coca-Cola's 2Q profit hurt by charge, but still tops Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:40am

Coca-Cola's profit tumbled in the second quarter, hampered in part by charges related to the refranchising of its North American business. But adjusted results still topped most expectations as higher pricing offset flat sales volume from a year ago.

Nintendo records quarterly profit on Switch sales success

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:30am

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. has reversed into profit for the April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine.

Ford's second quarter profit swells on tax changes

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:20am

Ford Motor Co. had a better-than-expected second quarter despite lower sales and upheaval in its executive ranks.

Global stocks rise on corporate earnings, ahead of Fed

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:12am

World stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by generally positive corporate earnings and as investors kept a cautious eye on the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision.

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:10am

Boeing is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.76 billion, after suffering a loss a year earlier.

Germany to examine US-Russia sanctions package

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:10am

Germany says it will examine a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia approved by the House of Representatives amid concerns that the measures could affect European businesses.

The Latest: EU official raps US House over sanctions bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:50am

The Latest on House passage of legislation placing additional sanctions on Russia (all times local):

The Latest: Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:38am

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):