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YouTube to release kids app

February 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. more »»

US to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

February 21, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a investigation of faulty and dangerous air bag inflator. more »»

Half-million of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

February 20, 2015 BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. more »»

Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables. more »»

Judge rules against American Express

February 20, 2015 NEW YORK — American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday. more »»

Calif. refinery unit was down before blast

February 20, 2015 TORRANCE, Calif. — A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursda. more »»

FDA eases access to DNA screening

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders. more »»

For many in US, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they’ve traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy. more »»

Companies in Port dispute make appeal to workers

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Maritime companies locked in a contract dispute with West Coast dockworkers took their case directly to rank-and-file longshoremen on Wednesday, as negotiators struggled to reach a dea... more »»

In Europe, cheaper goods help consumer but also pose risks

February 19, 2015 MILAN — In Milan’s teeming commercial district, something unusual is happening this winter — Italians are shopping. more »»

Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to... more »»

Feds say Wal-Mart was biased against lesbians

February 19, 2015 BOSTON — A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil right. more »»

Japan trade deficit falls 58 pct in Jan

February 19, 2015 TOKYO — Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices. The deficit of . more »»

AP sources say port talks focus on arbitrator

February 18, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes... more »»

After lobbying, drugmaker resubmits women’s sex pill

February 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women’s groups and consumer advocates will move their... more »»

Why refinery strike hasn’t been felt at the pump

February 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual... more »»

Boston Scientific to pay J&J $600M

February 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Boston Scientific will pay $600M to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. more »»

Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

February 17, 2015 BEIJING — Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative,... more »»

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a... more »»



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