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Yellen: US economy still needs help from Fed

June 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy still isn’t healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without the Federal Reserve’s hel. more »»

Feds add Chrysler to ignition, air bag probe

June 19, 2014 DETROIT — A U.S. safety agency has opened two investigations into Chrysler minivans and SUVs as part of a widening inquiry into air bag and ignition switch problems across the U.S. auto industr. more »»

GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

June 18, 2014 DETROIT — Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren’t shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year. more »»

YouTube to launch music service amid indie dispute

June 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — YouTube will launch a new subscription music service, the company acknowledged Tuesday after being dragged into a public dispute over royalties that will result in the blockade of some... more »»

IMF lowers estimate of US economic growth in 2014

June 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the year even though the job market won’t return to full employment until 201. more »»

GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition problems

June 17, 2014 DETROIT — General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths. more »»

FCC examining reasons for Internet traffic jams

June 14, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. more »»

Amaya buying PokerStars, Full Tilt owner for $4.9B

June 14, 2014 NEW YORK — The owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands is selling itself to Amaya Gaming Group Inc. in a $4. more »»

Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries

June 13, 2014 NEW YORK — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry. Historically, at this stage in the economy’s recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. more »»

Court rules for Pom Wonderful in dispute with Coke

June 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court. more »»

USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good

June 12, 2014 DES MOINES — The nation’s wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought, but corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the last month, the U.S. more »»

Lew says economy still facing major challenges

June 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday that the economy should grow at much stronger rates the rest of this year as the country overcomes the impact of a harsh winter. more »»

Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

June 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical pain relief to millions of Americans yet also cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined?... more »»

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M

June 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online... more »»

Tyson wins bidding war to gobble up Hillshire

June 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war to gobble up Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. more »»

Auto industry serious about lighter materials

June 10, 2014 DEARBORN, Mich. — Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam. What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car. more »»

Netflix to stop posting notices that irked Verizon

June 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix will ease up on a month-long finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription servic. more »»

EA launches ‘Battlefield Hardline’ beta at E3

June 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Electronic Arts is testing out its latest “Battlefield” game at E. more »»

US job market recovers losses yet appears weaker

June 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete. more »»

Sponsor Adidas concerned at FIFA corruption claims

June 9, 2014 SAO PAULO — In a rare comment on FIFA issues by World Cup sponsors, Adidas said it was concerned about renewed allegations of corruption and Visa called for football’s governing body to show strong... more »»

 
 

 

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