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Alaska Air buys Virgin America, aims to become best out West

April 5, 2016 NEW YORK — Virgin America has loyal passengers who love the airline’s cool vibe even if its size and schedule are too limited to meet all their travel needs. But it appears to be going away. more »»

Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company

April 5, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month. more »»

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

April 4, 2016 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning. more »»

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

April 3, 2016 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning. more »»

$15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

April 2, 2016 NEW YORK — California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now... more »»

University disavows chocolate milk study, returns money

April 2, 2016 NEW YORK — The University of Maryland on Friday disavowed its study saying a company’s chocolate milk could help athletes recover from concussions, citing a range of problems uncovered by an interna... more »»

Orders for lower-priced Tesla hit 198,000

April 2, 2016 HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Demand for Tesla Motors’ new lower-priced electric car surprised even the company’s CEO Friday as 198,000 people plunked down $1,000 deposits to reserve their vehicles. more »»

Newark airport flight limits eased

April 2, 2016 NEWARK, N.J. more »»

Monaco, UK probe ‘vast corruption scandal’ in oil business

April 1, 2016 PARIS — Monaco’s government says it is helping British authorities investigate a “vast corruption scandal” implicating an unspecified number of international oil companies, the tiny European... more »»

McDonald's adding 1,500 outlets in China, S.Korea, Hong Kong

April 1, 2016 BEIJING — McDonald's Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaroun. more »»

Moody's puts Mexico on 'negative' outlook

April 1, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices and slow economic growt. more »»

MetLife wins challenge as judge removes threat tag

March 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — MetLife has won a major legal challenge to the government’s policy for preventing another financial crisis, as a federal judge tossed out its designation by regulators that its failure... more »»

Study: Car headlights keep drivers in the dark

March 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — Are your car's headlights keeping you in the dark? The beams on most cars aren't doing a good job of helping drivers see down a dark road at night, according to rating of more than 30... more »»

Microsoft pitches smart chats with computers

March 31, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft wants you to talk more with your computer — and have more useful conversations. more »»

Apple remains in dark how FBI hacked iPhone without its help

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can’t keep their most personal information saf. more »»

Yellen: Fed foresees gradual pace of rate hikes

March 30, 2016 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Fed still envisions only a gradual pace of interest rate increases in light of global pressures that could affect the U.S. econom. more »»

Tied 4-4, high court gives unions a win

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, U.S. more »»

Atlantic drilling off table, survey permits pending

March 30, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. — While drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic is off the table for now, permits are still pending that could allow seismic surveys to map just how much might be out ther. more »»

FBI probing virus behind outage at MedStar Health facilities

March 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hackers crippled computer systems Monday at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. more »»

 
 
 

 

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