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Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

April 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they... more »»

Minutes show Fed struggled to agree on rate policy

April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows. more »»

Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall — by just one cent — to $3. more »»

Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown. more »»

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

April 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people... more »»

Airlines drop limes from beverage service

April 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. more »»

Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

April 7, 2014 LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation... more »»

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

April 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than... more »»

Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win

April 6, 2014 SEATTLE — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. more »»

US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

April 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recessio. more »»

US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers

April 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale. more »»

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

April 4, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there’s no cellular service or Internet connection. more »»

Wage fight propels worker from KFC to White House

April 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Naquasia LeGrand was frying chicken, sweeping floors and serving customers for $7.25 an hour when she was recruited by union organizers to join a campaign for higher pay. more »»

Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

April 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second... more »»

Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world

April 3, 2014 BARCELONA, Spain — We’re in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for... more »»

US calls on Europe to wean itself from Russian gas

April 3, 2014 BRUSSELS — The United States on Wednesday called on Europe to wean itself from a dangerous dependency on Russian gas, saying it was time to stand together and bring an end to the Kremlin’s use of... more »»

13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

April 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors’ new CEO on... more »»

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for Swiss tax strategy

April 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. more »»

 
 

 

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