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Yellen: December interest rate hike a “live possibility”

November 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that an interest rate hike in December is a “live possibility” if the economy stays on track. Yellen described the U.S. more »»

Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules

November 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution. more »»

Whole Foods 4Q profit tumbles, sales fall short

November 5, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market In. more »»

Houston, NASA reach Spaceport support deal

November 5, 2015 HOUSTON — The Houston Airport System and NASA have reached a deal to allow developers of Houston's proposed commercial spaceport access NASA assets and expertise. more »»

Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

November 4, 2015 BERLIN — Germany’s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. more »»

Amazon opens its first bookstore

November 4, 2015 SEATTLE — Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of... more »»

More than half of health law’s insurance co-ops are closing

November 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — More than half of the health care law’s nonprofit insurance co-ops are closing, the Obama administration said Tuesday even as it defended the troubled alternative to mega-insurer. more »»

Tesla's 3Q loss widens

November 4, 2015 DETROIT — Tesla Motors' net loss more than tripled in the third quarter as expenses and research costs rose, but investors cheered news that the company expects to meet or exceed its production... more »»

EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

November 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Volkswagen cheated a second time on emissions tests, programming about 10,000 cars with larger diesel engines to emit fewer pollutants during tests than in real-world driving, according... more »»

Visa to buy Visa Europe in deal that could exceed $23B

November 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Payment processing giant Visa announced plans Monday to buy its sister company, Visa Europe, in a deal that could be worth more than $23 billion and would consolidate all of Visa’s... more »»

Factories grow at slower pace; hiring falls

November 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs. more »»

ConAgra selling unit to TreeHouse Foods

November 3, 2015 NEW YORK — ConAgra Foods Inc. is selling most of its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods Inc. for about $. more »»

E. coli marks Chipotle’s 3rd outbreak this year

November 3, 2015 SEATTLE — Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain’s third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people — prompting renewed scrutiny of a company that... more »»

Dispute over Internet data collection splits high court

November 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — No one at the Supreme Court on Monday disputed the fact that an online profile of Thomas Robins was riddled with false and misleading information. more »»

Prices, politics challenge health law’s 3rd sign-up season

November 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The government’s insurance website is faster and easier to use, but as a third sign-up season gets underway, President Barack Obama’s health care law is approaching limit. more »»

Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama in office

November 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday ruled out a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system while President Barack Obama is in office. more »»

SEC opens door to startup investing for all

October 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — A new form of crowdfunding is coming soon that will allow startups to raise money by selling stock to Main Street investors. more »»

Fed looks at way to shift big-bank losses to investors

October 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — In their latest bid to reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts, federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. more »»

Chevron cutting up to 7K jobs as profits shrink

October 31, 2015 DALLAS — Chevron is cutting up to 7,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, the latest indication of the toll that low oil prices are taking on the industry. The two biggest U.S. more »»

Texas approves Nike $250M licensing deal

October 31, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas regents approved a 15-year, $250-million licensing and apparel contract with Nike on Friday that includes a signature line of apparel featuring former Longhorns... more »»



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