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Dow Chemical and DuPont say shareholders approved merger

July 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger. After it’s complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts. more »»

AP's executive editor Kathleen Carroll stepping down

July 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press who championed ambitious, investigative journalism and pushed the cooperative forward in a rapidly changing digital world,... more »»

American Express 2Q earnings jump

July 21, 2016 NEW YORK — American Express said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit jumped 37 percent, helped by the sale of its Costco credit card portfolio and increased spending on its namesake cards. more »»

Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

July 20, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services. more »»

US home construction posted solid gain in June

July 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes posted a solid increase in June, led by a surge of building in the Northeast and the West. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose 4. more »»

Yahoo reports another big loss

July 19, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s latest earnings report leaves no doubt the internet company is stuck in a downward spiral. more »»

With millions covered, ‘repeal and replace’ gets much riskier

July 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Republicans gather to anoint their presidential ticket in Cleveland, uncompromising opposition to “Obamacare” is getting politically riskier. more »»

US economy looks resilient as retailers, industry surge

July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Americans spent more money at retailers and factories revved up production in June, offering encouraging signs of the U.S. economy’s resilience in the face of global headwinds. more »»

Herbalife dodges most serious charges from US

July 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Federal regulators closed an investigation of the multinational, nutritional supplements company Herbalife, which has for years been dogged by accusations that it was run as an elaborate... more »»

White House: Budget deficit to rise to $600B

July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday predicted that the government's budget deficit will hit $600 billion, an increase of $162 billion over last year's tally and a reversal of a steady trend of... more »»

Consumer Reports says Tesla should drop Autopilot name

July 15, 2016 DETROIT — Consumer Reports said Thursday that Tesla Motors is misleading car owners by calling its semi-autonomous driving system “Autopilot,” potentially giving them too much trust in their car’s... more »»

JPMorgan's results beat forecasts

July 15, 2016 NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported solid second-quarter earnings Thursday as trading revenue jumped. The bank was also able to continue cutting expenses. In a sign that the U.S. more »»

Calif. rejects VW recall for 3-liter diesel cars

July 15, 2016 The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's plan to recall vehicles with 3-liter diesel engines, calling the proposal incomplete and deficient. more »»

New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person

July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — The nation’s health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. more »»

Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal... more »»

Court ruling opens GM to billions in claims

July 14, 2016 DETROIT — A federal appeals court ruling that General Motors can’t use its 2009 bankruptcy to fend off lawsuits over faulty and dangerous ignition switches exposes the automaker to billions in... more »»

Yum Brands Inc. tops 2Q profit forecasts

July 14, 2016 Yum Brands Inc. shares jumped in extended trading Wednesday after the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut reported a better-than-expected profit for its second quarte. more »»

Dow Jones industrial average closes at a record high

July 13, 2016 NEW YORK — The stock market reached another milestone Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high. more »»

McConnell: ‘Slim’ chance of vote on TPP in 2016

July 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “the chances are pretty slim” that the Senate will vote on a sweeping trade deal between the United States and Pacific Rim nations this year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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