07/24/2014 12:00amThe chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.
07/24/2014 12:40amHyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its second quarter profit fell 7 percent as the appreciation of the South Korean won diluted its overseas earnings, offsetting a sales perk from upgrades to its Genesis luxury sedan and the Sonata family car.
07/24/2014 1:50amOfficial figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.
07/24/2014 2:10amSouth Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.
07/24/2014 3:20amImprovements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.
07/24/2014 3:30amSpanish energy company Repsol says its second quarter net profit nearly doubled following capital gains it made from extricating itself from Argentina's YPF, which was nationalized in 2012.
07/24/2014 3:50amThe European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.
07/24/2014 4:00amThe Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
07/24/2014 4:21amPortugal's attorney general's office says prosecutors investigating a suspected tax fraud and money-laundering conspiracy have detained the former head of the country's largest bank.
07/24/2014 4:50amThe federal government says more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.
07/24/2014 5:00amEighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.
07/24/2014 5:00amLG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.
07/24/2014 5:20amBreitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.
07/24/2014 5:42amThe escalating tensions in Ukraine, which have led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the West and Russia, could weigh on a modestly improving economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone.
07/24/2014 5:50amAn independent lab has found that bacteria discovered at a commercial bakery in northeast Ohio poses no risk to public health.
07/24/2014 6:00amAmerican Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.
07/24/2014 6:30amCaterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.
07/24/2014 6:40amThe European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
07/24/2014 6:41amApplications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.
07/24/2014 6:50amThe Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
07/24/2014 6:50amThe Mississippi Department of Education's new budget includes a request for $1 million to focus on cheating in the public schools.
07/24/2014 7:20amThe number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
07/24/2014 7:40amNew Mexico State University is creating a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation to manage and develop the Las Cruces-based university's land, property and water assets.
07/24/2014 7:51amThe U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings.
07/24/2014 8:10amA more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.
07/24/2014 8:11amUS new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000.
07/24/2014 8:42amUnited Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year.
07/24/2014 8:50amFrench foreign minister: missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed'
07/24/2014 9:01amProfit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders.
07/24/2014 9:01amThe Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections.
07/24/2014 9:01amGrain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
07/24/2014 9:01amBristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations.
07/24/2014 9:02amThe International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.
07/24/2014 9:31amSouthwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling its earnings from a year ago.
07/24/2014 9:31amTwenty-five forensic experts and dozens of support staff are now working to identify the remains of victims from the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine last week.
07/24/2014 9:41amAverage U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.
07/24/2014 9:41amSales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.
07/24/2014 9:51amFirefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
07/24/2014 10:01amThere is life after mobile phones for Nokia.
07/24/2014 10:10amFord Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.
07/24/2014 10:10amMarkets were solid Thursday as geopolitical tensions largely related to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine subsided somewhat and after further upbeat U.S. jobs data was offset somewhat by surprisingly weak homes data.
07/24/2014 10:21amThe International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.
07/24/2014 10:21amFrench luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as its new womenswear designer.
07/24/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
07/24/2014 10:21amSwiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.
07/24/2014 10:30amRecall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.
07/24/2014 10:30amSome consumers who purchased insurance under the new health law are confused because they received varying subsidy amounts and are now stuck in lengthy appeals processes trying to figure out which estimate is accurate.
07/24/2014 10:33amIf an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.
07/24/2014 10:41amHenry the outreach reindeer likes to play in water sprinklers, sample lichen from the hands of children and prance around the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on a leash.
07/24/2014 10:41amAir Canada is resuming flights to Tel Aviv after a two-day halt prompted by security concerns over rocket attacks near Israel's main airport.
07/24/2014 11:20amAfter spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
07/24/2014 11:32amNothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.
07/24/2014 11:41amLinda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
07/24/2014 11:52amFormer U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year.
07/24/2014 12:01pmMore teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.
07/24/2014 12:01pmOfficials looking for a way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for a proposed stadium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are throwing around the idea of increasing the sales tax throughout Clark County.
07/24/2014 12:10pmMorgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.
07/24/2014 12:20pmWhen he got the phone call last January, Randy Salsbery already knew a new swine disease had spread to the United States from Asia and Europe.
07/24/2014 12:41pmAirplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations.
07/24/2014 12:51pmCourt throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths.
07/24/2014 1:01pmThree-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed Thursday by state gambling regulators.
07/24/2014 1:11pmA new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.
07/24/2014 1:41pmThe risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.
07/24/2014 2:01pmMore doctors are needed to combat the problem of long wait times at Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Thursday.
07/24/2014 2:11pmThe Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
07/24/2014 2:11pmWal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.
07/24/2014 2:11pmThe U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
07/24/2014 2:32pmU.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy.
07/24/2014 2:32pmBeebe will be bringing drones to school this fall.
07/24/2014 2:41pmAfter spending a career in public schools across northeast Oklahoma, Cindy Snodgrass decided to continue following her passion for helping students on her own terms.
07/24/2014 3:01pmOnly Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.
07/24/2014 3:03pmThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
07/24/2014 3:11pmIn a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year. In fact, Zillow's index measures how much of a typical renter's income goes toward rent; the index is 19 percent above its historical average.
07/24/2014 3:11pmA divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.
07/24/2014 3:31pmConstruction of an $8 million health center planned for Lanai could be finished by the middle of next year, with plans to open in 2016, its executive director said.
07/24/2014 3:31pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Thursday:
07/24/2014 3:33pmStaking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.
07/24/2014 3:51pmFederal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.
07/24/2014 3:51pmPresident Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
07/24/2014 3:53pmThe House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
07/24/2014 4:01pmA new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin. The study released today by NASA and the University of California, Irvine says the Colorado Basin has lost enough water since 2004 to supply more than 50 million households for a year. It says more than 75 percent of that loss is groundwater.
07/24/2014 4:21pmPresident Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
07/24/2014 4:21pmStarbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.
07/24/2014 6:11pmA federal Medicaid agency isn't planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.
07/24/2014 6:21pmA caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills.
07/24/2014 6:40pmA tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people.
07/24/2014 7:21pmFederal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
07/24/2014 7:21pmA federal jury awarded a former Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer $127,000 after she alleged that she was sexually harassed by an instructor at the agency's police academy.
07/24/2014 7:50pmAn aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, as well as two other air crashes.
07/24/2014 8:00pmNearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
07/24/2014 8:00pmOver Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
07/24/2014 10:00pmBaidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
07/24/2014 10:20pmOperating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.