Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says he has prostate cancer and will have surgery on Monday.
The SEC is reviewing the cause of the NYSE's trading snafu and how decisions were made in handling the shutdown.
While the markets posted decent gains Thursday, the major indices closed well off their morning highs.
A teenage boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a western Minnesota lake has died.
Some Texas growers are expecting a plentiful peach harvest in spite of heavy spring rain and flooding that left some fields impassable.
Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.
Groups opposing plans to build an oil pipeline across Iowa submitted written statements against the project Thursday and criticized Gov. Terry Branstad for what they say is his selective neutrality.
Big-data software firm Splunk Inc. made a move to improve its cybersecurity offering Thursday, announcing the acquisition of Caspida for about $190 million.
British American Tobacco says it will close its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law.
Minnesota-based Questar Assessment is poised to take over development of New York's grade 3-8 statewide math and English assessments, replacing Pearson, whose contract for the increasingly unpopular tests ends in December.
Worldwide shipments of personal computers totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5% decline from a year ago, technology sector research company Gartner, Inc. said Thursday.