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NY attorney general sues Barclays, alleges deceit

June 26, 2014 NEW YORK — British banking and financial services firm Barclays PLC misled large institutional investors and other clients by falsely telling them it was taking measures to protect them from... more »»

Who put sleeping pills into Wall Street’s water?

June 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Is the lack of fear on Wall Street something to fear? Sunni extremists are inching closer to Baghdad. A housing bubble in China is deflating. more »»

What wealth gap? Danish welfare narrows disparity

June 25, 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — This is what it’s like to live in Denmark, a nation with a narrower wealth gap than almost anywhere else: You’ve been jobless for more than a year. more »»

Exec accused in Madoff scam pleads guilty

June 25, 2014 NEW YORK — A senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier... more »»

Corn edges lower as weather remains good

June 25, 2014 The price of corn dropped as weather conditions remain favorable for the crop. Corn for July delivery dropped 1.5 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $4.43 a bushel. more »»

Oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

June 25, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — Restaurants in New Orleans are recycling oyster shells in hopes of revitalizing what dealers say is a depleted Gulf of Mexico harvest. more »»

IRS head to face another flogging over lost emails

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Ahead of a rare evening hearing, a House panel has asked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to address a series of technical questions about the agency’s email system and its policy for... more »»

US hinterlands woo Chinese firms

June 24, 2014 PINE HILL, Ala. — Burdened with Alabama’s highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs. more »»

Court raises bar for securities class action cases

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal... more »»

Sales of US existing homes up 4.9 percent

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sales of previously owned U.S. homes posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years in May, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year. more »»

Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

June 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The West Coast ports that are America’s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence. more »»

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

June 23, 2014 PARIS — The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main... more »»

Energetic stock market pushes toward milestones

June 21, 2014 NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is back to setting records. more »»

Starbucks raises prices on drinks, coffee

June 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in... more »»

Argentina lawyers to resolve debt saga

June 21, 2014 ROSARIO, Argentina — Argentina's president said Friday that her lawyers will reach out to a U.S. more »»

RadioShack stock closes below $1 per share

June 21, 2014 NEW YORK — RadioShack's stock closed below $1 per share Friday for the first time in its history, reflecting investors' concern over what lies in store for the long-struggling consumer electronics... more »»

Texas town considers banning fracking

June 20, 2014 DENTON, Texas — Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer field. more »»

Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems

June 20, 2014 NEW YORK — The scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists of a discount from Arizona State University, not money from the... more »»

Harley-Davidson testing electric motorcycles

June 20, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts? Motorcycle enthusiasts are about to find out as Harley-Davidson... more »»



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