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After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks

July 7, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece’s leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to... more »»

Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall

July 7, 2015 NEW YORK — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year. The price of U.S. more »»

Chinese investors seek way out of stocks

July 7, 2015 BEIJING — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their... more »»

Agency tracks down $85.8M in due taxes

July 7, 2015 HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services announced Monday it unearthed about $85. more »»

Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up

July 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. more »»

$333K in settlements for 6 protesters

July 7, 2015 NEW YORK — The city has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray in an episode that helped propel the movement... more »»

Growth in US services firms rises in June

July 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased. more »»

Traders recall the ‘rush’ and ‘roar’ as famed pits close

July 6, 2015 NEW YORK — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,00... more »»

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

July 6, 2015 The Associated Press HOUSTON — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. more »»

China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. more »»

Texas wants its gold inside its borders

July 5, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. more »»

Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

July 5, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. more »»

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. more »»

Let’s make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

July 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $. more »»

Greek campaigns reach dramatic finale

July 4, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that... more »»

Maine lawmaker will try again for scallop harvesting limit

July 4, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state’s popular, meaty scallops. more »»

Aetna to buy Humana for about $35 billion

July 4, 2015 Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. more »»

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

July 4, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office... more »»

Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided

July 3, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn’t decided how to vote in Sunday’s referendum on a bailout deal for Greece’s troubled economy. more »»

US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of . more »»

 
 
 

 

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