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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Issued: July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination. ...
Private jet post-recession recovery an uneven ride
Issued: July 21, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. ...
Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region
Issued: July 20, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of...
How a flood of kids upended immigration debate
Issued: July 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour. ...
Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages
Issued: July 19, 2014
MIAMI — A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a...
HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade
Issued: July 19, 2014
NEW YORK — A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade. ...
Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years
Issued: July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been...
Unemployment rates fell in 22 US states in June
Issued: July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been...
Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Issued: July 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99...
Gauge of US economy rises 0.3% in June
Issued: July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that...
Obama opens East Coast to oil search
Issued: July 18, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday...
Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US
Issued: July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth....
FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies
Issued: July 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and other...
Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut
Issued: July 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the...
US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000
Issued: July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. ...
Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year
Issued: July 17, 2014
REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it...
White House faces broad resistance on border bill
Issued: July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill...
Morgan Stanley says 2Q profits more than double
Issued: July 17, 2014
NEW YORK — Morgan Stanley says its quarterly profit more than doubled, thanks to strong results from its investment banking and money-management...
Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race
Issued: July 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you...
Yellen rejects move to set up formula for Fed
Issued: July 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says it would be a serious mistake for Congress to require the nation's central bank to adopt a...
US homebuilder confidence surges in July
Issued: July 16, 2014
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new...
US factory output rises for 5th straight month
Issued: July 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. ...
Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May
Issued: July 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in May to another record high. ...
Murdoch's Fox makes bid for Time Warner
Issued: July 16, 2014
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said Time Warner has rejected an offer it made last month to combine the two media and entertainment...
Investor submits signatures to split California
Issued: July 15, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to...


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