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Companies in Port dispute make appeal to workers

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Maritime companies locked in a contract dispute with West Coast dockworkers took their case directly to rank-and-file longshoremen on Wednesday, as negotiators struggled to reach a dea... more »»

In Europe, cheaper goods help consumer but also pose risks

February 19, 2015 MILAN — In Milan’s teeming commercial district, something unusual is happening this winter — Italians are shopping. more »»

Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to... more »»

Feds say Wal-Mart was biased against lesbians

February 19, 2015 BOSTON — A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil right. more »»

Japan trade deficit falls 58 pct in Jan

February 19, 2015 TOKYO — Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices. The deficit of . more »»

AP sources say port talks focus on arbitrator

February 18, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes... more »»

After lobbying, drugmaker resubmits women’s sex pill

February 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women’s groups and consumer advocates will move their... more »»

Why refinery strike hasn’t been felt at the pump

February 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual... more »»

Boston Scientific to pay J&J $600M

February 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Boston Scientific will pay $600M to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. more »»

Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

February 17, 2015 BEIJING — Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative,... more »»

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a... more »»

Workers resume discussions in rail strike

February 17, 2015 OTTAWA — A day-old strike at Canadian Pacific Railway screeched to an unexpected halt Monday with the company and its union agreeing to binding arbitration just hours before employees were to be... more »»

GM faulty ignition death toll rises to 56

February 17, 2015 DETROIT — The death toll linked to crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 5. more »»

US labor official arrives; ports back up

February 17, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The nation’s top labor official is arriving in California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. more »»

Greece: willing to find deal, eurozone ultimatum unhelpful

February 17, 2015 BRUSSELS — Greece’s finance minister says an ultimatum the eurozone gave on the bailout talks is not helpful, but adds Athens is willing to find a solution within two day. more »»

5 plaintiffs drop pimping accusations against DSK

February 17, 2015 LILLE, France — A high-profile pimping case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn nearly unraveled Monday, as five of six plaintiffs in a French prostitution trial dropped their accusations against him,... more »»

Drone on: US proposes rules for the era of drones

February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator’s sight. more »»

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security co. says

February 16, 2015 NEW YORK — A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be... more »»

Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyber attacks

February 14, 2015 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sherif. more »»

Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

February 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century — with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology. more »»

 
 
 

 

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