Share

More Business Articles

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent to 16,189.73 as the yen...

  • US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

    BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains. Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station...

  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony. The weeklong strike marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city, and comes as a big group of...

  • Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

    HOUSTON (AP) — German engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the company's closing...

  • Michael Moore out as Michigan film board member

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council after Republican Gov. Rick Snyder named a suburban-Detroit businessman to replace him. Moore joined the council as an appointee of then-Democratic Gov....

  • Hudson Motor Car museum opens Sunday in Ypsilanti

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — It was a big weekend for cars in Ypsilanti. The southeastern Michigan community played host Sunday to both the public opening of the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum and an annual orphan car show. The Hudson museum is sharing space with the Ypsilanti Automotive...

  • UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others. The United Auto Workers said in a statement that members of Local 2335...

  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

    CANANEA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday. The agency is urging some 25,000 residents of the area to avoid using the...

  • White House asked to intervene in water dispute

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the...

  • Rivers leads Chargers to 22-10 win over Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — One week, it's 6-foot-4 tight end Antonio Gates. The next, it's 5-10 wide receiver Eddie Royal. Whether big or small, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he has more than one go-to receiver after efficiently leading San Diego to a 22-10 win over the Buffalo Bills...

  • Iowa county faces criticism for $7M tax break plan

    HARRIS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county's plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1obrU62 ) that the plan Osceola County officials are...

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A...

  • Old Sioux City riverboat casino to be removed soon

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former Argosy riverboat casino is supposed to be removed from its Sioux City dock before the end of this month, but local officials are not sure that will happen. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott told the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1obsCAc ) he's concerned the old...

  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to...

  • Utah jobless rate unchanged, 2nd lowest in US

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say Utah unemployment figures remained unchanged at 3.6 percent in August, tying the state with two others for second-lowest in the nation. Gov. Gary R. Herbert says the Department of Workforce Services figures released this week, plus a state fiscal...



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

    Read More...
  • Millennial Mongers

    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

    Read More...
  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

    Read More...