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German train drivers’ union calls for strike

April 21, 2015 BERLIN — A union representing German train drivers has called its members out on strike Wednesday and Thursday in a long-running dispute with the national railway operator. more »»

World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

April 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. more »»

Names & Notes

April 19, 2015 Fink chosen to receive Elijah Watt Sells Award Patrick Fink, son of John and Sue Fink, of Marshalltown, has been notified that he will receive a 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award for his exceptional... more »»

After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

April 19, 2015 NEW YORK — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a realit. more »»

Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party

April 19, 2015 MADRID — An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain’s ruling Popular Party, which faces a general... more »»

Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

April 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential... more »»

China: New bank to enhance international finance system

April 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — China’s proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and Japan, a senior Chinese official said Friday. more »»

Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is ‘unacceptable’

April 18, 2015 BATON ROUGE, La. — A U.. more »»

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

April 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible. more »»

Toy maker Mattel plots comeback

April 18, 2015 Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin... more »»

Mylan skeptical of rumored Teva bid

April 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Generic drugmaker Mylan, citing media speculation that Teva Pharmaceutical may be eyeing it as a takeover target, says it doubts that regulators would approve such a deal and is committed... more »»

Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and... more »»

Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. more »»

Ex-JPMorgan banker charged with stealing $20M from clients

April 17, 2015 NEW YORK — A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. more »»

Greek bond yields soar, debt default fears swell

April 17, 2015 LONDON — Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country’s borrowing costs surging Thursday and prompted one prominent U.K. more »»

American Express tops 1Q profit forecasts

April 17, 2015 NEW YORK — American Express posted a 6 percent increase in profits for the first quarter, but the company's results took a hit from a stronger U.S. dollar. more »»

EU alleges Google’s abuses hurt consumers, innovation

April 16, 2015 BRUSSELS — The European Union’s escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power t... more »»

Netflix enthralls viewers in 1Q with original programming

April 16, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as “House of Cards” lure subscribers at a quickening pace. more »»

Fight for $15 expands for low-wage workers

April 16, 2015 NEW YORK — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. more »»

More people are opening bank accounts

April 16, 2015 NEW YORK — Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank account. more »»

 
 
 

 

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