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VW directors mull cartel claims, no comment on details

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:31pm

Automaker Volkswagen says its management has informed its supervisory board about "the current situation regarding possible cartel law issues" following a report that Germany's biggest car makers colluded for years over diesel technology and other issues.

FBI investigating death from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:31pm

The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman stemming from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship traveling in U.S. waters off Alaska.

Whole Foods' sales figure falls as Amazon deal looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:22pm

Whole Foods is reporting another quarterly sales decline as it prepares to be acquired by online giant Amazon.

Fed keeps key interest rates unchanged amid low inflation

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:18pm

The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a time of low inflation, which remains persistently below the Fed's target level.

Daines backs Yellowstone protections, not Tester's bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:18pm

Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he opposes mining in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park but stopped short of endorsing proposed legislation on the matter from a fellow Montana lawmaker.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:18pm

A former Fiat Chrysler executive has been charged in Detroit with giving $1.2 million in various gifts to a UAW vice president and other senior union managers.

Colombia's Avianca halts Venezuela flights, citing security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:11pm

Colombia's flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighboring Venezuela, citing security concerns.

The Latest: Sanctions measure hits snag in Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:11pm

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

Invitation: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:02pm

Wisconsin has won the fight to build the first U.S. assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn in a project that's expected to result in billions of dollars in investment in the state and create thousands of jobs in the congressional district of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:02pm

After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum.

Trump choice for Fed could prove to be key friend for banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:53am

President Donald Trump's choice of a key player in his drive to scale back financial rules would likely push to relax regulations on community banks, ease restrictions on some speculative trading and soften annual tests of big banks' health.

Ford's 2Q profit better than expected despite CEO turmoil

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

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

Gains for AT&T and Boeing help lift US stock indexes higher

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

U.S. stocks continue to reach record highs as they make slight gains in afternoon trading Wednesday. Boeing and AT&T rose sharply after posting strong second-quarter results. Energy companies rose along with the price of oil. Treasury yields took a modest step backward as the Federal Reserve prepares to wrap up a two-day meeting on interest rates, which most investors expect to be uneventful.

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts, raises full-year outlook

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Boeing reported higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter despite lower revenue, and it raised its forecast for full-year profit on Wednesday, sending both the aircraft maker's stock and the Dow higher.

West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

State environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction in places where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

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.

Viewers taking wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall.

Empowerment center opens in Ferguson at burned store site

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

The National Urban League's chief helped christen a new community empowerment center in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a "powerful first step" in helping the St. Louis suburb still mending from unrest over the police shooting death of Michael Brown three years ago.

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Leonore Schick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambitious.