04/24/14 01:15 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition. Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News told The Associated Press in a brief call Thursday that he had been freed and was heading to Donetsk,...
By Darlene Superville | 04/24/14 01:03 PM
Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.
By Todd Shields and Chris Strohm | 04/24/14 12:42 PM
A U.S. regulatory proposal that would let Internet-service providers charge companies for content distribution has set off a firestorm of opposition, with consumer advocates saying it may doom the open Internet. Internet-service providers such as AT&T Inc. would be able to negotiate...
04/24/14 12:35 PM
Treasuries were little changed after the U.S. sale of $29 billion in seven-year notes attracted higher-than-average demand. The bid-to-cover ratio, which gauges demand by comparing total bids with the amount of securities offered, was 2.60, compared with an average of 2.55 for the previous 10...
04/24/14 12:02 PM
Cartoon by Steve Breen/Creators Syndicate.
04/24/14 12:01 PM
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.
04/24/14 12:00 PM
Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings rose 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results. The Peoria, Ill., company now expects 2014 earnings of $6.10 per share excluding...
04/24/14 12:00 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
04/24/14 11:58 AM
Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.
04/24/14 11:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, said...
04/24/14 10:45 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Official: Israel decides to suspend peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal.
04/24/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a...
04/24/14 10:00 AM
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...
04/24/14 09:30 AM
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...
04/24/14 09:15 AM
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...
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