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ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. More>>

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Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business. More>>

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses. More>>

Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth

Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China. More>>

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public... More>>

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. More>>

GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. More>>

Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. More>>

Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services. More>>

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. More>>

US declines to name China a currency manipulator

The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. More>>

Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from... More>>

Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. More>>

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist... More>>

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. More>>

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. More>>

5 Things to Know about Tax Day

By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. More>>

Study shows increase in online information thefts

The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. More>>

New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital. More>>

Court upholds EPA emission standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. More>>

Stocks end higher, extending a modest rally

Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading. More>>

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to... More>>

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation. More>>

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes. More>>

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. More>>

Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. More>>

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. More>>

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer A turnaround in Johnson & Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted... More>>

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers. More>>

US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink

U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading, giving up an early gain. More>>

Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change

Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic... More>>

Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he... More>>

EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul

The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. More>>

US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March

Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing. More>>

US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. More>>

Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business

Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical. More>>

Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results. More>>

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. More>>

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt increase

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in February to another record high. More>>

Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook

Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook. More>>

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas... More>>

Oil falls to near $103 ahead of Ukraine meeting

By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil fell to near $103 a barrel Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine. More>>

German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. More>>

German economic confidence slips on Ukraine worry

A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future. More>>

Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble

Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets. More>>

Nestle sales up despite slack prices in Europe

Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe. More>>

Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S.,... More>>

People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now. More>>

China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies

China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. More>>

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the... More>>

Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure

Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government called a "policy of leniency." More>>

Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key... More>>

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors. More>>

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. More>>

EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU... More>>

US stocks recover some ground on retail sales gain

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week. More>>

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among... More>>

CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason. More>>

Citigroup's earnings edge higher in first quarter

Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. The earnings improved even as revenue from mortgage refinancing and bond trading fell. More>>

US stocks gain following a pickup in retail sales

Stocks are closing higher, clawing back some of the ground they lost last week, as investors were encouraged by solid earnings from Citigroup and a pickup in retail sales last month. More>>

Oil price rises past $104 amid Ukraine tensions

By The Associated Press The price of oil rose Monday on the prospect of higher demand in the U.S. and escalating tensions in Ukraine. More>>

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. More>>

Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson took the stand at Britain's phone hacking trial Monday, saying his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong but didn't lead him to share work secrets with her. More>>

Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B

China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong... More>>

Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet. More>>

UN climate report balances science and politics

After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take... More>>

Glencore buys oil-explorer Caracal for $1.35B

Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore Xstrata Plc says it is buying oil exploration firm Caracal Energy Inc. for about 800 million pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash. More>>

Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed' Video included

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview... More>>

Stocks move higher after a rough week; Citi gains

U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading after the government reported that retail sales notched their biggest increase since 2012 in March. More>>

Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5. More>>

US businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent

U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months. More>>

Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine. More>>

Stocks open higher after a rough week; Citi gains

Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by a pickup in retail sales last month. More>>

World trade predicted to improve next year

The World Trade Organization predicts global commerce will grow 5.3 percent next year, an improvement that would bring it back in line with its 1993-2013 historic average. More>>

Report: Glaxo bribed doctors in Poland

The BBC reports that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe medicines in Poland. More>>

TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen for $6.25B

Financial services provider TIAA-CREF says it's buying investment manager Nuveen Investments in a deal valued at $6.25 billion including debt. More>>

New Peugeot boss pledges return to profit by 2018

Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it aims to return to profitability by 2018 by reducing the number of models and relying on its recent rescue by Chinese investors and the French state. More>>

Investor sentiment on tech goes from giddy to glum

The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers. More>>

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. More>>

At a Glance: Hot tech stocks tumble

By The Associated Press Investors have clipped the wings of high-flying tech stocks in recent weeks, as they re-focus on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples. Shares of tech... More>>

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate... More>>

Asian stocks decline after US losses

Asian stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits. More>>

With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

"Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. More>>

GlencoreXstrata selling Peruvian mine for $5.85B

Glencore Xstrata Plc has agreed to sell its copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion in cash. More>>

High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. More>>

Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. More>>

Greek police clash with retail employee protesters

Hundreds of protesters battled with riot police in one of the Greek capital's main shopping districts. No injuries or damage have been reported. More>>

Mideast's busiest air hub plans runway overhaul

Officials say Dubai airport, the Mideast's busiest, will undergo a major runway overhaul starting next month that will see more than a dozen airlines shift flights to another airport in the city. More>>

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. More>>

Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai

Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper. More>>

Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking. More>>

Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China

An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water. More>>

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. More>>

GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems - and that one part of GM often didn't know what another was doing. More>>

US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. More>>

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. More>>

'Divergent' film finale to be released in 2 parts

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says the final book of its "Divergent" trilogy will be made into two parts, following the lucrative formula it has used for "Twilight" and is repeating for "The Hunger Games." More>>

Investors ask if stock drop is just the start

Is the selling over or has it just begun? More>>

Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. More>>

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones... More>>

Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers. More>>

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are... More>>

Major economies express confidence about growth

Finance officials of the world's major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by $2 trillion over the next five years. More>>

Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy. More>>

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. More>>

Stocks fall on jitters over earnings, tech rout

Investors drove the stock market lower for a second straight day Friday as they grew anxious that earnings growth was faltering. More>>

JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending. More>>

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health Video included

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in... More>>

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. More>>

US levies more sanctions over Crimea takeover

The Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned the former vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, six Crimean separatist leaders and a Crimea-based gas company over Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula. More>>

Tech stocks slide again; Nasdaq falls for 3rd week

Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies. More>>

Salesforce to anchor West Coast's tallest building

Salesforce.com is set to become the anchor tenant in an office tower under construction in San Francisco that's expected to be the tallest building on the West Coast. More>>

Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. More>>

Exxon CEO's compensation rises 3 percent to $28.1M

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. received compensation worth $28.1 million last year, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a company regulatory filing. More>>

Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress

Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel - the lead advocate of eurozone austerity - for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. More>>

A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic - from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter... More>>

Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable

A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide. More>>

Earnings drop at JPMorgan drags bank stocks lower

Weaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase are dragging bank stocks lower in midday trading. More>>

Sebelius: Work at HHS is the 'cause of my life' Video included

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) says the government is making "tremendous progress" toward fixing what she called a broken health system. More>>

Wells Fargo's earnings rise 14 percent

By The Associated Press First-quarter profit for Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, surged 14 percent in the latest quarter as the bank continued to trim its losses on soured loans. More>>

AutoNavi agrees to be acquired by Alibaba

By The Associated Press Chinese digital mapping and navigation company AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. has agreed to be acquired by e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in a deal valued at $1.5 billion. More>>

Tech sell-off roils global markets

Renewed weakness in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index in the U.S. roiled global markets Friday. More>>

Gummy bear loses latest round in copyright fight

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli AG has won the latest round in its battle of the bears against Germany's Haribo GmbH. More>>

Oil slips closer to $103 on China slowdown signs

By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil slipped closer to $103 a barrel on Friday as recent signs of sputtering economic growth in China suggested demand for crude could weaken. More>>

Ukraine, Westinghouse seal nuclear fuel deal

Nuclear technology firm Westinghouse says it has reached a deal with Ukraine to deliver fuel for its reactors through 2020, a move that helps the country reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies as it squabbles... More>>

Earnings drop at JPMorgan drags bank stocks lower

Weaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase are dragging bank stocks lower in early trading. More>>

JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent

JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending. More>>

BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. More>>

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health Video included

As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill. More>>

US producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March

The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. More>>

US agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about reduced power in EcoBoost engines. More>>

Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection

The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. More>>

Spain's deflation not as great as first thought

Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of 0.2 percent. More>>

Tech sell-off sends Asian stock markets lower

Asian stock markets were lower Friday as investors dumped technology stocks again. More>>

Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes

Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution. More>>

Investors flee tech stocks again, pummeling Nasdaq

The high-flyers are laying the stock market low - once again. More>>

US warns Russia of tougher sanctions over Ukraine

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Russia could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine. More>>

California city turns up heat on Sriracha maker

A small Southern California town has turned up the heat on the makers of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce, telling them that if they can't keep their bottling plant from smelling up the neighborhood, the city will. More>>

Continued drop in PC shipments slows

Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the latest numbers show that the global slump in PC demand may be easing. More>>

$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. More>>

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second... More>>

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination... More>>

Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a... More>>

Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation

A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital... More>>

Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched

Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers. More>>

Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country's return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year bond in a sale that was eight times... More>>

Stocks drop; Biotech takes another plunge

The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2011 as investors dumped biotechnology shares and other industries that have soared over the past year. More>>

Lufthansa Technik to build facility in Puerto Rico

German company Lufthansa Technik announced Thursday that it had signed a deal with Puerto Rico's government to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the U.S. territory. More>>

Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its enormous Russian gas bill - a debt that far exceeds a bailout package offered by... More>>

NY judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8B fraud deal

The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an insider trading case. More>>

Average US 30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct.

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins. More>>

US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit was the lowest for the... More>>

Stocks drop; Biotech takes another plunge

Stocks are sharply lower in afternoon trading as investors dump biotechnology shares and other industries that soared over the past year. More>>

Boeing moves 1K customer support jobs to SoCal

Boeing is moving about 1,000 of its customer support jobs out of Washington and into Southern California. More>>

EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight

Ebay and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn have settled their proxy fight ahead of the company's annual meeting. More>>

French IT staff get right to unplug from work

French IT staff at Google, Facebook and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug. More>>

Ally shares slide in first-day trading

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Business Writer Ally Financial Inc. held the largest IPO of the year this week, but its shares fell in their trading debut Thursday. More>>

Crisis deepens at Co-op Group as director quits

The man brought in four months ago to help fix Britain's Co-operative Group is resigning, the company said Thursday, deepening the crisis at one of the country's most venerable businesses. More>>

Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up Video included

Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the... More>>

Stocks take another tumble; eBay heads lower

Stocks are heading lower after a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences and other biotech companies extended their recent slump. More>>

Czechs cancel tender to expand nuclear plant

Czech state-run power utility CEZ says it has canceled a tender to build two more nuclear reactors at the Temelin power station because falling electricity prices have made the multi-billion dollar project less feasible. More>>

Another profitable quarter, Rite Aid breaks out

By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Rite Aid has left the recovery ward and appears ready to break into a sprint after booking its sixth straight quarterly profit and making a deal to strengthen the... More>>

A muddled start for US stocks; eBay opens lower

U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start as investors pick over the latest corporate earnings reports. More>>

Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

Vladimir Putin is telling European leaders that Ukraine's growing gas debts to Moscow can threaten supplies to Europe, according to his press secretary. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. More>>

Oil slips on weak China trade data, US supply rise

By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil edged slightly lower from a five-week high Thursday after China reported weak monthly trade data and U.S. crude supplies rose substantially last week. More>>

Economists predict muted German minimum wage hit

The introduction of Germany's first-ever national minimum wage will only have a modest negative impact on growth, according to a group of four leading economic think tanks in the country. More>>

Dozens arrested in credit card fraud crackdown

Law enforcement authorities have arrested 70 people at airports around the world in a meticulously coordinated crackdown targeting criminals using fake or stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets. More>>

Bank of England keeps rates, stimulus on hold

Bank of England policymakers have kept interest rates steady and declined to pump more money into Britain's economy amid signals of recovery. More>>

Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release

The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to... More>>

Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

Suspected domestic terrorists detonated a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially... More>>

China to permit cross-border stock trading with HK

China unveiled a plan Thursday to give foreign investors greater access to its stock market by allowing investors in Shanghai and Hong Kong to trade shares on each other's exchanges. More>>

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