Doris Day plans animal-friendly birthday bash
2014-03-11 21:45:48 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals.
A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in Apri...
Men's Wearhouse buying Jos A Bank for $1.8 billion
2014-03-11 21:57:31 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It's time to suit up: Men's Wearhouse is buying Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion.
Men's Wearhouse Inc. will pay $65 per share, a 5 percent premium to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.'s closing price Monday of $61.83.
The agreement en...
Oil falls to around $101 after China, Japan data
2014-03-10 16:31:40 UTC
The price of oil sunk to around $101 on Monday after a surprise drop in China's exports and weaker economic growth in Japan suggested demand for crude could weaken.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down ...
Stocks down on discouraging news from Asia
2014-03-10 16:29:31 UTC
A dash of discouraging economic news from China and Japan put a damper on the U.S. stock market Monday, adding to concerns that global growth could be slowing.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1...
Asian stocks tumble on weak China, Japan data
2014-03-10 05:57:07 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. Shares in Malaysia Airlines tumbled on news of the weekend disappearance of one its jets enroute to Beij...
China's inflation rate eases to 2 pct in February
2014-03-09 06:35:19 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — China's inflation rate eased in February to 2 percent year-on-year amid signs the world's second-largest economy might be cooling.
The consumer price rise reported Sunday by the National Bureau of Statistics was down from January...
US job gain despite freeze raises economic hopes
2014-03-08 10:03:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
Modest but steady job ...
Malaysian Boeing 777 vanishes with 239 aboard
2014-03-09 08:15:21 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who...
Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia
2014-03-07 09:12:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian Presi...
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern Chin...
US companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014
2014-03-06 05:53:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.
Flush with cash and high stock prices, companies are buying up the competition at levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. And with Washington providing more clarity on gove...
House backs bill to delay health care penalty
2014-03-05 21:21:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law champione...
US stocks mixed in afternoon trading
2014-03-11 21:57:09 UTC
Stocks were mixed in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors picked through a thin slate of corporate financial results and a report showing that wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in January.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 50...
Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
Asia stocks up as Ukraine tensions continue to ebb
2014-03-06 05:52:26 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday as the standoff over Ukraine between Russia and the West continued to ease and the yen weakened.
Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average was up 1.5 percent at 15,120.01 as the dollar headed ba...
Russian troops fired warning shots at Ukrainian soldiers
2014-03-04 08:06:50 UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine's border to return to their base as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev, as tensions in th...
Obama to appeal to Democrats in 2015 budget
2014-03-03 22:13:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is releasing a new budget plan that strives for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, dropping cuts to Social Security and seeking more money for infrastructure, education and job t...
Oil prices spike on Russia sanctions fears
2014-03-03 22:05:49 UTC
The price of oil jumped more than $2 a barrel Monday as Russia's military advance into Ukraine raised fears of economic sanctions against one of the world's major energy producers.
In New York, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery gained $2....
Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine
2014-03-03 22:04:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine pushed stock markets around the world sharply lower on Monday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped the most in a month, following stock markets in Europe and Asia l...
US stocks end mostly higher after a late stumble
2014-03-01 00:06:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending mostly higher after the market had a brief stumble in the afternoon.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq composite.
Critics blast Rio's World Cup, Olympic evictions
2014-02-28 08:02:02 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her family of six living in five different houses scattered across the city, Dalvaneide Pequeno do Nascimento longs for the days when her whole clan shared the same roof.
Nascimento, her husband and children w...
German consumers increasingly confident
2014-02-26 09:13:55 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — German consumers are continuing to look ahead optimistically in 2014 as Europe's largest economy's growth accelerates.
The forward-looking GfK consumer climate survey released Wednesday rose to 8.5 points for March, following a re...
US home prices dip for second straight month
2014-02-25 21:56:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1 percent from Novemb...
French automakers seek to catch up in China
2014-02-25 08:52:51 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — French automakers Renault and Peugeot are looking belatedly to China to revive their flagging fortunes but picked a tough time to try to expand.
Three decades after Volkswagen became the first global automaker to produce cars in ...
NABE economists divided over pace of Fed tapering
2014-02-24 10:41:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are almost equally divided over whether the Federal Reserve will pare back bond purchases at the current pace through year's end or take a small breather to let the economy recover further.
The views were u...