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Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said.
Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.
Hong Kong stocks traded higher for a fourth straight day, as the Hang Seng Index rose 0.2%, tracking gains for U.S. stocks.
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The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a new toll on large commercial trucks to raise money for repairs to deteriorating bridges.
Australian stocks bubbled along near their previous closing mark, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.1% after an hour of trading Wednesday morning that saw the index move in and out of negative territory.
Japanese stocks went from strength to strength early Wednesday, extending solid gains from the day before thanks in part to a further weakened yen.
The House has approved a bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.
A tribe in southern Arizona that wants its new Phoenix-area casino to open by the end of this year has filed a lawsuit naming Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials.
Utah's liquor board approved more flexible rules for granting event permits Tuesday, a year after receiving intense criticism when board members considered denying a permit to serve beer at an annual Oktoberfest celebration.
A spokesman says ExxonMobil has temporarily ceased oil production on three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara because an oil spill last month crippled the pipeline it used to transport crude to refineries.
A bill that would establish a financial control board to oversee the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority was given the green light Tuesday by a key legislative panel, but Gov. Charlie Baker signaled that the measure fell short of what he considered necessary to fix the troubled transit system.
A court has granted an injunction temporarily blocking Sysco from buying US Foods, a deal regulators oppose because they say it would reduce competition between food supply companies.
Four flight attendants are suing Boeing, claiming that toxic air from an engine leaked into their plane and made them seriously ill on a 2013 flight.
The IRS statue of limitations may be a lot longer than you think.
A flurry of records Tuesday with the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 blasting through historic ceilings, closing at new record highs again!
A food supplier claims an Iowa egg farm breached a contract after bird flu disrupted the supply of eggs.
A major flag maker whose products have accompanied soldiers into battle and astronauts to the moon said Tuesday it will no longer manufacture the Confederate battle flag and other manufacturers may follow suit.
A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy.