Colorado's new election system is being panned by critics as a "ridiculous experiment" that could lead to more voter fraud -- in a year of very tight races with nothing less than control of the Senate on the line.
Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.
In an unexpected move, the Bank of Japan's policy board voted by a 5-to-4 margin to expand the pace of its quantitative easing, sending Tokyo stocks soaring and the Japanese yen falling sharply.
Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Landrieu said, “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”
GOP lawmakers called for the administration to suspend detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay following a Fox News report that as many as 20 to 30 former prisoners are suspected of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other groups inside Syria.
Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.
Police in Everett, Washington, are searching buildings at the Boeing plant there as they check unconfirmed reports of a man with a weapon.
A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
Japan was set to announce greater stock allocations for its giant public-pension fund Friday, reports said, with the news helping boost shares.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 1.8% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.8% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.5% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.3% Taipei (Taiex) up 0.3% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks powered to respectable gains early Friday, helped by some good earnings news, a positive lead from the U.S. and reports that tests were planned this weekend for the direct trading of Shanghai shares.
In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.
Editor & Publisher, a journal that has chronicled the newspaper business for about 130 years, has named a Massachusetts-based media executive as the nation's publisher of the year.
The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
A fledgling metal manufacturing company that promises to make lighter, stronger and less expensive parts has won the million-dollar grand prize in a contest aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to Buffalo.
Less than a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama swung through Maine on Thursday and called on Democrats to get everyone they know to the polls to defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage.