Ryan Nakashima and Raf Casert, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 2:01pm
European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.
Ed White, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 1:57pm
An insurance company refused to pay $300,000 in a head-on crash that killed a Michigan man and his mother after a doctor came up with a key conclusion: Robert Krugman likely drifted out of his lane because of a heart attack.
U.S. stocks are edging higher Wednesday as financial and industrial companies including railroads and airlines climb after a round of strong second-quarter reports. United Continental and Berkshire Hathaway are making their biggest gains in years. Most other groups of stocks are lower, however. Household goods makers are returning a chunk of their recent gains and technology companies are lagging behind the rest of the market.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 1:49pm
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the central bank has tools it can use to cushion the potential economic fallout from a trade war. But he told Congress the effort could be challenging if higher tariffs push inflation up too sharply.
Matthew Brown, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 1:43pm
The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 1:38pm
Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House on Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that a few liberals have proposed abolishing.
Puerto Rico's governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the U.S. territory's power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks as it struggles with a lack of leadership, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who remain in the dark since Hurricane Maria.
A panel of federal regulators is proposing lifting the strict government oversight imposed on Zions Bancorp, a big regional bank that received a taxpayer-funded bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.
Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson implored fellow lawmakers Wednesday not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm surrounding a complete break from the European Union.
Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press | PostedJul 18th - 11:24am
The Commerce Department has started an investigation into the impact of uranium imports on U.S. national security, a move that could limit future imports and add another front to the Trump administration's trade fight.