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Tourist numbers in Paris drop following terror attacks

January 18, 2015 PARIS — Gray skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. more »»

Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal, avert 2-day strike

January 18, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The union that represents about 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and Central California has reached a tentative contract with the medical provider and canceled a two-day... more »»

Eurostar services resume through Channel Tunnel after alarm

January 18, 2015 LONDON — Eurostar passenger services remained sporadic through the Channel Tunnel on Sunday after rail operators worked to restore normal traffic on the system a day after a smoke alarm triggered a... more »»

Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings

January 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald’s. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos. The culprit’s the same: A surging U.S. more »»

Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Wash. state

January 17, 2015 SEATTLE — Washington’s legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. more »»

Wet Seal files for bankruptcy

January 17, 2015 NEW YORK — The Wet Seal Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep its remaining teen clothing stores open. more »»

Moody's cuts Russian’s bond rating

January 17, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Moody's Investors Service has cut its rating on Russian government bonds one step closer to "junk" status. more »»

USPS proposes price increases on postage

January 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cent. more »»

Litany of problems pushes Target into giving up on Canada

January 16, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,000 employees. more »»

Caesars unit files bankruptcy

January 16, 2015 LAS VEGAS — A cash-strapped division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday in Chicago, hoping the court agrees to its plan to get out from under $18. more »»

BofA, Citi miss forecasts as trading struggles

January 16, 2015 NEW YORK — The final months of 2014 were more difficult for big banks than investors suspected. more »»

Google to stop consumer sales of Glass

January 16, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakis... more »»

JPMorgan Chase results hit by legal costs

January 15, 2015 NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported a 7 percent decline in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, hit by legal costs and lower trading revenue. more »»

Teamsters Union announces agreement to end US oversight

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Teamsters Union and the Justice Department announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to end the government’s 25-year anti-corruption oversight of the 1. more »»

BlackBerry denies report of takeover talks

January 15, 2015 BlackBerry Ltd. denied a report Wednesday that it has had talks with Samsung over a possible takeover of the Canadian company. more »»

GM predicts earnings, profit margin rise in 2015

January 15, 2015 DETROIT — General Motors says it expects pretax earnings and profit margins to increase this year over last, after adjusting last year for recall costs. more »»

Fed survey finds moderate economic growth

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.. more »»

Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL pipeline

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Democrats hoped to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficienc... more »»

World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economy

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. more »»

Gov’t predicts shale slowdown as oil falls

January 14, 2015 NEW YORK — As oil's long slide continued, the Energy Department forecast Tuesday that production from U.S. shale operators will begin to tail off in the second half of the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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