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Duke pleads guilty in federal court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million fine

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:42pm
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.
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Man Arrested At White House For Trying To Fly Drone: Report

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:41pm
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.
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Hockey great Gordie Howe namesake of planned bridge between Detroit, Canadian city of Windsor

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:29pm
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe.
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American Airlines flight heading to St. Louis returns to Los Angeles airport after bird strike

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:24pm
An American Airlines jetliner bound for St. Louis has returned to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike.
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From neon signs to chandeliers, everything on sale at just-closed Riviera Hotel and Casino

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:11pm
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.
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Senate calls for tougher response to currency manipulation; eyes revival of Obama trade bill

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:02pm
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.
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Avon Shares Spike on Purported Offer, Company Says No Bid Received

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:57pm
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.
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Senate Passes Measure That Aims To Punish Currency Manipulators

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:54pm
The Senate on Thursday passed a measure aimed at punishing countries that manipulate the value of their currencies.
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Shares of Avon volatile after questionable takeover bid appears on SEC website

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:44pm
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.
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Bird flu confirmed at egg-laying chicken farm in South Dakota with 1.3M birds; first in state

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:37pm
South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds.
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Giant Lego sculpture exhibit, "The Art of the Brick," opens in Paris

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:33pm
American artist Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" takes a children's toy and turns it into high art.
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Where are the women? At Cannes, debate rages about lack of female filmmakers

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:32pm
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.
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Idaho lawmakers worried about Shariah law jeopardize international child-support treaty

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:13pm
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.
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Wal-Mart to Offer Unlimited Shipping, Challenging Amazon Prime

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:10pm
Walmart is close to testing an unlimited shipping service that will cost $50 a year, challenging Amazon's Prime program.
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Avon's Stock Soars After PTG Capital Proposes Buyout At Hefty Premium

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:56am
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.
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Encouraging signal on US labor market sends stock indexes higher, breaking a three-day slump

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:54am
Encouraging news on the U.S. job market is helping send stock indexes higher on Wall Street, breaking a three-day slump.
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Nationwide Intentionally Delayed Mail Pickup To Avoid Same-day Pricing, SEC Alleges

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:51am
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.
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Arise Lord O'Neill - Mr. BRIC To Be Handed Peerage By The Queen

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:25am
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.
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USDA develops new government label for products free of genetically modified ingredients

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:17am
The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
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Corporate Capex Spending Could Drop to Four-Year Low

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:07am
Corporate spending on capital projects could fall to the lowest level this year since 2011 as firms make reductions amid concerns about global growth.
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