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Poll: People still seek meaty news on media buffet

03/18/2014 1:20am
A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what's worth knowing.

In 1 day, Obama tackles multiple foreign tests

03/18/2014 1:20am
Seldom has one day captured the breadth, aspirations and limitations of American foreign policy.

Lab space opens new academic world for Spectrum

03/18/2014 2:10am
New research laboratories are being touted by Spectrum Health as a major step toward becoming an academic institution.

Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

03/18/2014 2:20am
More than 60 Greenpeace activists have occupied a nuclear plant in eastern France to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.

Veterinarian: virus affecting pigs in 25 SD farms

03/18/2014 3:30am
A virus that state health officials say kills one in 10 piglets has been detected in 25 farms in South Dakota.

Baucus to promote access for US business in China

03/18/2014 3:40am
New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus says he'll push for fair trade and urge Beijing to respect international human rights norms.

German court upholds eurozone rescue fund

03/18/2014 4:00am
Germany's constitutional court has upheld the country's participation in a fund that can bail out troubled governments in the eurozone.

France: Russia suspended from G-8

03/18/2014 4:20am
France's foreign minister says that leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.

Company owned by L'Wren Scott in debt

03/18/2014 4:30am
The company owned by fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who died yesterday of an apparent suicide, was heavily in debt at the time it filed its most recent accounts.

Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

03/18/2014 4:40am
A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

German investor confidence hit by Ukraine crisis

03/18/2014 4:40am
A survey finds that German investor confidence has fallen further than expected this month on worries about the crisis in Ukraine — but Germany's economic upturn doesn't currently appear at risk.

Hertz spinning off its equipment rental business

03/18/2014 4:40am
Hertz plans to spin off its equipment rental business into a separate publicly traded company.

Nevada water districts push Fix a Leak Week

03/18/2014 4:40am
Officials in northern and southern Nevada are urging residents to help their dry state by checking for leaks around their house this week.

Investors encouraged...Fed meeting this week; CPI and housing starts due

03/18/2014 4:40am
Investors were able to put aside the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine on Monday to focus on a bit of good news on the U.S. economy. Stocks ended sharply higher, helped by a report that showed factory output rebounded last month. The Dow Jones industrial average added 181.55 points to 16,247.22. The S&P 500 rose 17.70 points to 1,858.83 and the Nasdaq composite rose 34.55 points to 4,279.95. Futures point to possible gains at this morning's opening.

Russian gas exec defiant in face of sanctions

03/18/2014 5:00am
The chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin has spoken defiantly of possible sanctions by Western powers against him, threatening to move business elsewhere.

Bank governor names IMF official to key committee

03/18/2014 5:50am
The Bank of England has appointed an International Monetary Fund official to a new job overseeing markets and banking — a position created amid allegations that bank officials condoned fixing in currency markets.

European car sales grow for 6th month

03/18/2014 6:20am
European car sales grew for a sixth consecutive month in February but remained at a low level as the market recovered slowly from the financial crisis.

India to appeal over scrapped helicopter deal

03/18/2014 6:20am
India says it will appeal a decision by an Italian court to reject New Delhi's request to recover $387 million in bank guarantees in a scrapped helicopter deal.

Senator pulls ad with WVEA head promoting business

03/18/2014 6:30am
A southern West Virginia lawmaker has pulled a television ad for his car dealership that featured a testimonial by the president of the state's largest teachers' union.

Greek finance minister: deal on next bailout loans has been reached with debt inspectors

03/18/2014 6:30am
Greek finance minister: deal on next bailout loans has been reached with debt inspectors.

US consumer prices tick up just 0.1 percent

03/18/2014 6:40am
Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame.

US home construction fell for a 3rd month in Feb.

03/18/2014 6:40am
U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months.

Greece reaches long-delayed deal on bailout loans

03/18/2014 6:40am
Greece says it has reached an agreement with its international debt inspectors that will allow the release of a long-delayed rescue loan installment.

Greek leader Samaras: No new austerity measures needed in deal with bailout lenders

03/18/2014 6:40am
Greek leader Samaras: No new austerity measures needed in deal with bailout lenders.

US consumer prices tick up in February as lower energy costs offset jump in food prices

03/18/2014 6:41am
US consumer prices tick up in February as lower energy costs offset jump in food prices.

US home construction fell for a 3rd month in February but building permits rose

03/18/2014 6:41am
US home construction fell for a 3rd month in February but building permits rose.

Toy company settles suit against Beastie Boys

03/18/2014 6:41am
A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song "Girls" in a promotional video that went viral.

U of Nebraska-Lincoln targets raise pool for cuts

03/18/2014 6:50am
University of Nebraska-Lincoln may cut its pool of money for raises next budget year to help cover a projected shortfall of $4.65 million.

Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

03/18/2014 7:20am
Viacom says it's settled its $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube.

Primark to pay $9 million to Bangladesh victims

03/18/2014 7:20am
British clothing firm Primark says it will pay a further $9 million in long-term compensation to victims of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh.

UK suspends military cooperation with Russia

03/18/2014 7:40am
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the U.K. is suspending military cooperation with Russia in light of the crisis over Ukraine.

19 W.Va. counties seek school construction funds

03/18/2014 7:41am
More than a dozen county school systems are seeking funding from the West Virginia School Building Authority to help pay for construction projects.

US stocks edge higher; Home builders gain

03/18/2014 8:00am
U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher after some encouraging data on the housing market and as investors keep a cautious eye on developments in Ukraine.

GM creates new post to spearhead safety issues

03/18/2014 8:01am
General Motors is naming a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge recall that is damaging the company's reputation.

Dow Jones Averages

03/18/2014 8:11am

Dow Jones Averages

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Dollar flat

03/18/2014 8:21am
The U.S. dollar is flat against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt slip slightly

03/18/2014 8:40am
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings slightly in January, marking the first monthly decline in six months.


03/18/2014 8:51am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

US CEOs' optimism on economy reaches 2-year high

03/18/2014 9:10am
U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months.

Grain higher, cattle mixed and pork higher

03/18/2014 9:10am
Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline

03/18/2014 9:21am
If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

US stocks move higher; Home builders gain

03/18/2014 10:01am
The stock market is higher following encouraging news on the U.S. housing market.

Cardinal George in hospital with flu-like symptoms

03/18/2014 10:01am
A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is expected to be released from the hospital later this week after treatment for dehydration and flu-like symptoms.

Fire spokesman: 2 dead in Seattle news helicopter crash were on board aircraft

03/18/2014 10:11am
Fire spokesman: 2 dead in Seattle news helicopter crash were on board aircraft.


03/18/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

GM CEO Barra expects to testify about recall

03/18/2014 10:30am
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says it's likely she will testify before congressional committees investigating the company's handling of a faulty ignition switch that is tied to 12 deaths.

Yellen and husband: A tight economic partnership

03/18/2014 10:41am
As the Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet Yellen won't have to go far to bounce ideas off a fellow economist. The kitchen table will do just fine.