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Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling

May 6, 2015 MANSFIELD, Texas — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern... more »»

Senate sustains veto of bill gutting union rules

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections. more »»

‘Avengers’ + ‘Star Wars’ = big year for Disney

May 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the... more »»

Report: IRS issues $5.6B in bad education credits

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The IRS issued $5. more »»

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf area

May 5, 2015 DOHA, Qatar — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a... more »»

US factory orders rise in March for first time in 8 months

May 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories rose in March for the first time since last July, breaking a long stretch of weakness in manufacturing. Orders increased 2. more »»

Airlines bring in more money from fees

May 5, 2015 U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes. The Department of Transportation said Monday that airlines collected $3. more »»

Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

May 5, 2015 David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close t... more »»

Comcast has more web than cable customers

May 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. more »»

McD’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices

May 5, 2015 McD’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices NEW YORK — McDonald’s wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. more »»

Should Britain stay in the EU?

May 4, 2015 LONDON — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain’s general election this Thursday with uneas. more »»

US decides not to investigate Toyota unwanted acceleration

May 3, 2015 DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man’s request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact car. more »»

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. more »»

Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter profit up 10 percent

May 2, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. earned $5. more »»

April shows gains in US auto sales

May 2, 2015 DETROIT — In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales. more »»

US testing of lithium batteries alarms officials

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. more »»

Boehner: Killing Export-Import Bank risks thousands of jobs

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Thousands of jobs would “disappear pretty quickly” if the Export-Import Bank were to expire abruptly when its charter runs out at the end of June, House Speaker John Boehner said on... more »»

 
 
 

 

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