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Finance officials face global economy under threat

October 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and... more »»

Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

October 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in federal court Thursday that insurance giant American International Group Inc. more »»

Chrysler reiterates challenge for Ohio plant

October 10, 2014 TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio's governor office says Chrysler insists that continuing to build the Jeep Wrangler in the state will be a challeng. more »»

Unemployment applications fall to 287K

October 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low. more »»

Gov’t: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back to them. more »»

Fed links rate increase to economic data

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy’s health and inflation... more »»

Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. more »»

Gap Chairman and CEO Murphy stepping down

October 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Gap said Glenn Murphy will step down as its chairman and CEO on Feb. 1, and the retailer will promote executive Art Peck to CEO. more »»

Wal-Mart cuts benefits for some part-timers

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. more »»

Yum cuts profit outlook on China troubles

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Yum Brands cut its profit outlook for the year on Tuesday, citing the latest food scare in China that pummeled sales at its flagship KFC chain. more »»

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group. more »»

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal. more »»

Walmart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

October 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world’s largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth. more »»

GM uses Facebook, calls to get recalled cars fixed

October 7, 2014 DETROIT — Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed. more »»

S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

October 6, 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with... more »»

Report: Hewlett-Packard to split in 2 companies

October 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hewlett-Packard Co., the iconic maker of personal computers and printers, reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business. more »»

California drought worries pool industry

October 6, 2014 SANTA ANA, Calif. more »»

Names & Notes

October 5, 2014 Rubenbauer wins Communicator of the Year Ann Rubenbauer, graphic designer for Iowa Valley Community College District, received the Communicator of the Year Award at this week’s National Council for... more »»

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy leve. more »»

UAW forming Ala. local aimed at Mercedes

October 4, 2014 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. more »»



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