China's Cabinet has told local governments to promote its booming ride-hailing industry, helping to confirm the legal status of Uber Technologies Ltd. and local competitors following run-ins with regulators.
SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese technology company that owns U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp., reported Thursday a fiscal first quarter profit of 254.2 billion yen ($2.4 billion), up 19 percent from the same period last year.
Official figures show Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 20 percent in the second quarter from 20.9 percent in the previous three-month period, some positive news for acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he searches for support to stay in office following the country's second inconclusive election last month.
In a story published July 27 about the arrest of a publisher in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the detainee was publisher of The Source. Jones Abiri is publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, not The Source weekly news magazine.
The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.
Mark Pratt, Associated Press | Posted Jul 27th - 11:00pm
A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: You might not like what you find.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted Jul 27th - 10:40pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a massive overhaul of the multibillion dollar debt-collection industry on Thursday, which would restrict collectors from calling numerous times a day, require them to have more documentation on what's owed, and give people more ability to dispute their bills.
A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms' company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consumers snapped up its Galaxy smartphones, in a sign the company is getting its mojo back while rivals fail to deliver new smartphones.
Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Posted Jul 27th - 9:31pm
Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.