Microsoft Corp. appears to be the foreign company which Chinese state media said will pay almost $140 million in back taxes, the largest such payment ever, according to a Reuters report late Tuesday.
A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public's safety at risk.
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Hong Kong stocks struggled to stage a rebound Wednesday morning after a previous retreat, as banks added to their gains on the back of a recent interest-rate cut by China's central bank, but energy stocks posted heavy losses after international crude-oil prices fell sharply.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday.
Holder made the comments Tuesday in response to the looting and arson that have accompanied the protests, which erupted after a grand jury decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
People familiar with the proposal tell the Associated Press that the EPA will recommend lowering the limit for ground-level ozone to 65 to 70 parts per billion, down from a 75 parts per billion standard set in the 2008.
A fifth person has pleaded guilty to participating in a 2010 Connecticut warehouse heist that prosecutors say involved up to $100 million in prescription drugs.
Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose tightening the amount of a smog-forming pollutant in the air.
Obama praised the contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immigrants, saying it is imperative that the U.S. act now to change its broken immigration policy.
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled Tuesday in favor of a pair of same-sex couples who had challenged the 2004 constitutional amendment and an earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Japanese stocks bobbled lower in early Wednesday trade, with a small rebound for the yen seemingly accounting for much of the loss.
On Monday, authorities braced for the worst but hoped for the best ahead of the announcement that a grand jury did not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The shooting touched off weeks-long nationwide protests, and authorities were met with resistance from demonstrators and unruly crowds as they tried to respond to emergencies.
Australian stocks shrugged off a mixed lead from Wall Street to trade solidly higher Wednesday morning, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.9%, erasing the previous day's 0.5% pullback.
Shares of some top autos companies were up at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. rose $.01 or .1 percent, to $15.68.