Qualcomm Inc. said Wednesday that it has offered to buy U.K. chip maker CSR PLC in a $2.5 billion (1.56 billion pounds) deal.
Dozens of American troops were exposed to chemical weapons stockpiled by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein between 2004 and 2011, while the U.S. government kept the discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from fellow troops and military doctors, according to a published report.
Cruise ship company Carnival Corp. says it's exploring the possibility of a ship building joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company and Italy's Fincantieri.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as a slump in energy prices promised benefits for the region's major economies.
Whole Foods on Wednesday plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.
President Obama plans to wait on nominating a new attorney general to replace Eric Holder until shortly after the November election, setting up a likely battle in a lame-duck session despite calls from Republicans to wait even longer -- until the new Senate is seated.
Frieden said the CDC is taking new steps to ensure the virus does not spread to any more people in the U.S.
America, if you weren’t worried by Dr. Tom Frieden’s inadequacy before, you should be now.
The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans.
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