More Charles Schumer Articles

  • Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services. Even though it is the buyer, Zimmer shares rose more than 17 percent in morning trading Thursday. Shares of...

  • US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months. Orders for durable goods increased 2.6 percent in...

  • War in GOP over same-sex marriage: 82% Republicans back man-woman definition

    The growing internal fight over gay marriage is threatening to split the Republican Party further, with conservatives warning that the GOP cannot win the White House if it shucks long-established social policy positions. In a sharp rebuttal to efforts by moderates to pressure state and...

  • More deaths from bad care at Veterans Affairs health facilities

    CNN's report late Wednesday that at least 40 veterans died waiting for care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix is the latest in a way-too-long string of reports of how that agency continues to fail those who have fought for the nation.

  • American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways. The company posted earnings of $480 million Thursday, a record for the first quarter, which is usually the weakest three-month period for airlines during the year. As separate...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter revenue at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. The Atlanta company said Thursday that the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of its earlier...

  • Egyptian doctor facing trial over female genital mutilation death

    In a first for Egypt, a doctor will be tried for performing female genital mutilation surgery on a girl who then died of complications.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs.

  • Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment.

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year. United attributed $200 million of its loss to the "historic severe" winter...

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

  • Alaska lawmakers announce tentative deal on education

    Lawmakers late Wednesday announced a tentative deal on an education package, the issue that sent them into an extended legislative session.

  • Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud to get trial date

    A trial date is expected to be set for a southwestern Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft for allegedly misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain.

  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.



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