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Shell gets permits for oil drilling in Arctic waters

July 23, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. more »»

Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

July 23, 2015 Qualcomm says it will cut jobs, update its board and review its business structure as part of an effort to improve its performance. more »»

Strong iPhone sales; Apple stock down with few Watch details

July 22, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s stock slid sharply on Tuesday after the company reported strong iPhone sales but remained coy about the performance of its new smartwatc. more »»

Microsoft books $8.4B 4Q write-down on phones

July 22, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft booked an $8.4 billion charge in the fourth quarter, swallowing a bitter pill by writing off the Nokia phone business it bought just over a year ago. more »»

Citi to refund $700M for deceptive card practices

July 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Nine million credit card customers will receive refund checks from Citigroup after U.S. more »»

Fierce fight looms on Ex-Im Bank as outside groups weigh in

July 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch... more »»

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

July 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one da. more »»

Shares of PayPal rise on 1st day of trading

July 21, 2015 NEW YORK — PayPal shares jumped in its first day as a separate and publicly traded company as the firm outlined plans to capitalize on the rise of mobile payments and the growing digitization of... more »»

Lockheed to buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9B

July 21, 2015 HARTFORD, Conn. — Lockheed Martin will acquire Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion as it seeks greater access to the military and commercial helicopter market. more »»

Fed directs 8 banks to hold extra capital

July 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.. more »»

Obama nominates Dominguez to Fed board

July 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating economist Kathryn Dominguez to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors. more »»

Christmas in the Capitol? Congress’ to-do list grows

July 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congress’ midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. more »»

Names & Notes

July 19, 2015 GNB Bank and Ackley State Bank announce merge GRUNDY CENTER — The Boards of Directors of GNB Bank and Ackley State Bank are announcing they will merge and operate as GNB Bank on Jan. more »»

Greek banks to reopen Monday, cash restrictions remain

July 19, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced 3-week closure but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain. more »»

Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

July 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. more »»

Nuclear deal has companies exploring Iranian opportunities anew

July 19, 2015 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The nuclear deal is done. Now it’s time to talk business. more »»

Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

July 18, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. more »»

Warren urges 2016 candidates to fight ‘revolving door’

July 18, 2015 PHOENIX — Massachusetts Se. more »»

Uber vs. de Blasio in fight over NYC streets

July 18, 2015 NEW YORK — A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and Mayor Bill de Blaiso's City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and i... more »»

MGM tells panel it's saved 2B gallons

July 18, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought, but casino-resorts say their fountains and greenery are well-crafted illusions. more »»



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