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Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.
A man was arrested by the Secret Service for trying to fly a drone or a small plane over the White House, according to a report on CNN.
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe.
An American Airlines jetliner bound for St. Louis has returned to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike.
Whether it's a brass letter "R," a baby grand piano or a hotel ice machine you desire, it's all there inside the Riviera — for a price.
The Senate has voted to stiffen enforcement against alleged currency manipulation by China and other U.S. trading partners that makes it harder for American firms to compete and leads to job loss in this country.
Shares of Avon Products Inc soared on Thursday after a regulatory filing from a firm that said it had offered to buy the cosmetics company for nearly three times its market value.
The Senate on Thursday passed a measure aimed at punishing countries that manipulate the value of their currencies.
Shares of Avon were halted three times in volatile trading after a regulatory filing announcing an $8 billion takeover bid for company came under scrutiny.
South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds.
American artist Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" takes a children's toy and turns it into high art.
Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate rages about why they are so plentiful in front of the camera and so scarce behind it.
The U.S. has spent years leading negotiations toward an international treaty that would make it easier for single parents worldwide to collect child-support payments.
Walmart is close to testing an unlimited shipping service that will cost $50 a year, challenging Amazon's Prime program.
Avon Products Inc.'s stock soared 14% in midday trade Thursday, prior to a trading halt, after the beauty products seller disclosed in a regulatory filing that it received an $18.75-per-share buyout bid from private equity firm PTG Capital Partners.
Encouraging news on the U.S. job market is helping send stock indexes higher on Wall Street, breaking a three-day slump.
Nationwide Life Insurance Co. was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of intentionally delaying picking up the mail of its variable insurance contracts, so that it didn't have to process orders using the current-day's price.
Jim O'Neill -- the former Goldman Sachs chief economist who famously coined the BRIC term in 2001 -- is to be handed a peerage by the British Queen and receive the title of lord.
The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
Corporate spending on capital projects could fall to the lowest level this year since 2011 as firms make reductions amid concerns about global growth.