New Zealand police are investigating an anonymous threat to poison infant formula as part of a protest over the country's use of poisonous baits for pest control.
Hillary Clinton continues to face scrutiny
A political firestorm erupted late Monday after an open letter from Republican senators to Iran's leaders challenged President Obama's ability to strike a permanent nuclear deal with Tehran.
HONG KONG (Marketwatch) -- Procter & Gamble Co.'s Crest toothpaste brand was hit with a fine of 6.03 million yuan ($1 million) from Chinese regulators for false advertising, as it allegedly used photo-editing software to present the teeth-whitening effect in a recent television commercial, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.
The developer that wanted to bring an NFL stadium to downtown Los Angeles abandoned its plans Monday after the proposed Farmers Field went from front-runner to impossible underdog in the race to return an NFL team to the region.
China's inflation rebounded to above 1 percent in February, driven by a faster rise in food costs.
A bill that would give large electric utilities an alternative way to comply with a state law requiring more energy from renewable sources passed the Washington Senate on Monday night after a protracted fight over whether climate change is real and if humans contribute to it.
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Hong Kong stocks reversed opening gains and turned lower Tuesday morning after China's wholesale deflation worsened in February, even as consumer inflation printed better than estimates.
Democratic lawmakers are promoting legislation that would automatically enroll thousands of Oregon workers in retirement savings accounts, a move that proponents said Monday would help ensure nobody is forced to work until they die or to spend their retirement years in poverty.
President Barack Obama is criticizing a new Wisconsin law that prohibits requiring workers to pay union dues, saying it "will weaken, rather than strengthen workers." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the measure into law Monday.
Missouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.
Japanese stocks firmed early Tuesday as the yen fell back to near its recent multiyear low, with the Nikkei Stock Average up 0.3% after losing 1% the previous day on the back of weak economic-growth data.
A Missouri appeals court judge was appointed Monday to make "needed reforms" to Ferguson's municipal court after a highly critical U.S. Department of Justice report that was prompted by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Australian stocks rose modestly early Tuesday, with banks higher and resource shares lower ahead of Chinese inflation data due later in the day.