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Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

April 15, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft sued the U.S. more »»

Protesters at McDonald's call for $15/hour, union

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union were at McDonald's restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world's biggest... more »»

Bank of America profit drops 18 percent

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Bank of America's first-quarter profit fell more than 18 percent from a year earlier, hurt by weak performance in its trading unit. Its shares edged lower in premarket trading Thursday. more »»

Some big US banks have 6 months shape up plans

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. more »»

US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

Faraday aims to start Nevada plant by 2018

April 14, 2016 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. more »»

Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of... more »»

Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests

April 13, 2016 DETROIT — The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. more »»

New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments. more »»

Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream

April 13, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Looking for new ways to engage with its audience, Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety o... more »»

Monsanto OKs $975M La. plant expansion

April 13, 2016 LULING, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards and company officials said Tuesday that Monsanto Co. has approved a $975 million expansion. more »»

World Bank: East Asian growth to remain over 6 pct in 2016

April 12, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is expected to remain resilient despite the slowdown in China and a gloomy global outlook, the World Bank said Monday. The U.S. more »»

US stock indexes waver ahead of company earnings reports

April 12, 2016 NEW YORK — Stocks ended Monday’s session mostly unchanged as investors waited for first-quarter company earnings to start rolling in. more »»

Canadian Pacific ends bid to buy Norfolk Southern

April 12, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — A major railroad merger appears unlikely in the near future after Canadian Pacific dropped its roughly $30 billion bid for Norfolk Southern on Monday. more »»

Obama, Fed chair Yellen discuss outlook for economy

April 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — With the U.S. more »»

US, Goldman Sachs reach $5B settlement

April 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with... more »»

UK leader Cameron publishes tax returns, aims to defuse row

April 11, 2016 DUBLIN — British Prime Minister David Cameron published his income tax returns for the past seven years Sunday in hopes of defusing criticism over his investment in an offshore trust run by his late... more »»

Experts caution self-driving cars aren’t ready for roads

April 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by... more »»

Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

April 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world’s largest hotel chain. more »»



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