Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would have limited regulators' authority to designate sections of state land for the promotion of biological diversity, saying it would hamper sustainable forest management beneficial to the economy as well as environmental protection.
Puerto Rico's governor signed a law Thursday that will increase the excise tax on a barrel of crude oil by 68 percent to help generate funds and sell an anticipated $2.9 billion in bonds.
Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old embargo.
Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it has extended the contract of its President and CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018.
Belgian police killed two men who opened fire on them during one of about a dozen raids on Thursday against an Islamist group that federal prosecutors said was about to launch "terrorist attacks on a grand scale".
A top Senate Republican said Thursday that the GOP-led chamber will move in a matter of weeks on legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran -- despite administration concerns it could imperil nuclear talks.
Foreclosures last year fell to their lowest level since before the housing bust.
Online retailer Amazon.com's Prime Instant Video made history this week when its show "Transparent" won a Golden Globe for best comedy TV series, a first for a web-only production.
The final months of 2014 were more difficult for big banks than investors suspected.
Target is far from the first retailer that's had trouble making its U.S. formula for success work in other countries.
BGC Partners Inc. on Thursday raised its bid for GFI Group Inc. , saying it is now offering a contingent increase of its all-cash tender to $5.85 a share, or an immediate non-contingent increase to $5.75 a share.
The smallest of businesses have a harder time being approved for loans than their larger counterparts, a recent survey says.
Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.