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Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

April 26, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his... more »»

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov’t pushback

April 25, 2015 NEW YORK — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.. more »»

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

April 25, 2015 NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it’s dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. more »»

Durable goods orders up as investment

April 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investmen... more »»

No trade breakthrough expected with Japan

April 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between... more »»

Nasdaq sets record high, 15 years after dot-com bubble

April 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high. But this isn’t the Nasdaq of Pets. more »»

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

April 24, 2015 LOS ANGELES — With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across th... more »»

Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue

April 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds. more »»

Google's 1Q reassures investors despite miss

April 24, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the... more »»

Shipping industry sends SOS to EU over Mediterranean crisis

April 23, 2015 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Bound by the laws of the sea to help vessels in distress, shipping companies say Europe’s migration crisis has placed unreasonable demands on their crews to act as lifesavers i... more »»

CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. more »»

Facebook mobile ad revenue sustains surge

April 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other handheld gadgets. more »»

Boeing tops 1Q profit forecasts

April 23, 2015 Boeing Co. delivered more commercial airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its earnings up 38 percent. more »»

Google phone service challenges major carriers

April 23, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use... more »»

Blue Bell says it’s still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

April 22, 2015 HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly... more »»

Sales at Taco Bell, KFC help Yum top 1Q profit forecast

April 22, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell but still topped Wall Street expectations as global sales jumped at its Taco Bell and KFC brands. more »»

Verizon defends new cable deals

April 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest. more »»

A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

April 21, 2015 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. more »»

US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

April 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday. more »»

ESPN says Verizon’s new FiOS TV packages violate agreements

April 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won’t be easy. ESPN is objecting to how Verizon is giving its FiOS TV customers more choice. more »»



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