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Mitsubishi, UAW together for Illinois plant

July 28, 2015 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close. more »»

Republic plunges on possible flight disruptions

July 28, 2015 DALLAS — Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation’s biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff. more »»

Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary

July 27, 2015 NEW YORK — Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday. more »»

Appreciate depreciation

July 27, 2015 Dear Dave, I’m self-employed, and I travel about 30,000 miles a year in my van. I’m three payments away from having the vehicle paid off, but it has 170,000 miles on it. more »»

Mega-health deals bloom in July, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna

July 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation’s largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. more »»

Verizon workers vote to authorize strike

July 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday. more »»

As Democrats fret over ‘sharing economy,’ GOP moves in

July 26, 2015 DENVER — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. more »»

Fed: Confidential forecasts mistakenly made public

July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Friday it mistakenly posted confidential economic projections on its public website last month. more »»

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients

July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. more »»

Can housing industry’s comeback endure?

July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. more »»

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest TV provider in US

July 25, 2015 NEW YORK — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. more »»

Greek store closures spike as recession, austerity return

July 24, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Giorgos Prasinoudis ran his motorcycle repair shop in Athens for three decades, through good times and bad. Now a “For Sale” sign hangs outside the window. more »»

GM tops 2Q profit forecasts on trucks, SUVs

July 24, 2015 DETROIT — Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the automaker’s... more »»

Amazon shares jump on surprise 2Q profit

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — reported a surprise second-quarter profit Thursday on continued strength of its cloud-computing business and strong revenue both domestically and abroad. more »»

Visa 3Q earnings jump 25 pct, beat estimates

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Visa Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 25 percent, helped by a double-digit rise in payments processed on its network. more »»

Japan's Nikkei buys Financial Times for $1.3B

July 24, 2015 LONDON — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. more »»

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

July 23, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state’s 200,000 fast-food workers... more »»

Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

July 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the... more »»

Shell gets permits for oil drilling in Arctic waters

July 23, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. more »»

Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

July 23, 2015 Qualcomm says it will cut jobs, update its board and review its business structure as part of an effort to improve its performance. more »»



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