Shares of some top supermarkets companies are up at 1 p.m.: Kroger rose $.87 or 1.3 percent, to $65.86.
A fire broke out on a catamaran carrying tourists on a pleasure cruise off Costa Rica on Thursday, killing two people and leaving dozens more adrift for hours, the country's Red Cross reported.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. rose 1.7 percent to $17.24 with 43,300,200 shares traded.
Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.02 or .7 percent, to $3.05.
Shares of some top department store retail companies are up at 1 p.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $.25 or .4 percent, to $61.56.
Bayern Munich earned the biggest share of the $70 million FIFA handed out to clubs as compensation for releasing players to the World Cup, taking home $1,734,367.
Final-stage trials of experimental Ebola vaccines will begin in January or February in the worst-hit West African countries as scientists and drugmakers race to block the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
The Smithsonian is inviting the public to take a stroll through half a century of spacewalks.
The world's most sensitive exoplanet imager has returned some amazing photos, as well as surprising results, just a year after opening its eyes.
Romney's on a collision course with Bush. There may be enough money for both, but not enough votes.
Germany automaker Daimler says it is expanding its car sharing service to China.
LAS VEGAS The largest display of consumer electronics on the planet, CES, kicked off here on Monday (Jan. 6). Among the nearly 20,000 gizmos on display are a huge assortment of technologies designed with health and wellness in mind.
J.C. Penney Co. plans to shut about 40 stores on or about April 4, cutting 2,250 jobs, spokeswoman Daphne Avila said in an email on Thursday.
The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear the case Thursday of a 17-year-old cancer patient and her mother, who are locked in a legal battle with the state government over the teen’s right to refuse chemotherapy.
L Brands, the company behind Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, said Thursday that its sales rose during the critical holiday shopping season.
The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu.