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Unruly man sentenced on charges he tried to open Southwest Airlines door midflight

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:21pm
A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Omaha has been sentenced.
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US stocks decline broadly following a slump in Europe and weak corporate earnings reports

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:11pm
U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe.
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NY comptroller rejects protests against state award of Medicaid information contract to Xerox

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:59pm
New York's comptroller on Friday approved a $565 million contract award to Xerox to redesign and operate the information management system for the state's Medicaid program.
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Wheat lower, corn, oats and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:56pm
Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Vermont House passes bill designed to keep guns from criminals, mentally ill

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:42pm
The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.
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Bank profits are up, with a lot a help from trading and a bit of a boost from consumers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:41pm
Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter.
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Mylan says it doubts a sale to Teva would get regulatory approval; hasn't received offer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:40pm
Generic drugmaker Mylan, citing media speculation that Teva Pharmaceutical may be eyeing it as a takeover target, says it doubts that regulators would approve such a deal.
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Construction worker dies in 80-foot fall at Philadelphia building site near main train station

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:58pm
A construction worker has fallen 80 feet to his death at a Philadelphia building site near the city's main railroad station.
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Warren Buffett Could Be Losing Over $1 Billion On His Dow Stocks In One Day

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:45pm
Warren Buffett says he doesn't care about the daily gyrations in the stock market, but it still has to hurt to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average down so much Friday, with all 30 components losing ground, because it's costing him over $1 billion.
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Oil Futures Fall For The Day, Gain For The Week

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:43pm
Oil futures settled lower on Friday as a drop in the U.S. stock market and ongoing debt woes in Greece fed concerns about energy demand.
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Washington state highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck overturns, dumps hives

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:38pm
A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.
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Lack of dunes decried in parts of New Jersey beach replenishment work

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:37pm
Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront.
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Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly says she'll step down in July 2016

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:30pm
Wellesley College's president says she will step down in July 2016 after nearly nine years at the helm of the all-women's Massachusetts liberal arts school.
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Wall Street Selloff Intensifies In Late Trade

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:11pm
Selling on Wall Street intensified in late afternoon Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing more than 330 points.
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Gold Gains For The Day, Slips For The Week

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:02pm
Gold futures settled higher on Friday as a decline in global stock markets boosted demand for the precious metal, but they still finished the week about 0.1% lower.
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ESPN suspends reporter McHenry after video surfaces of her insulting towing company worker

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:56pm
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry on Thursday after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance.
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U.S. Weekly Oil, Natural-gas Rig Count Down 34: Baker Hughes

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:54pm
Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of U.S. rigs actively drilling for oil and natural gas as of April 17 fell 34 rigs from last week to 954.
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California health authorities say large measles outbreak that began at Disneyland is over

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:46pm
California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
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Transportation Department issues safety measures for trains hauling oil, flammable liquids

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:41pm
An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
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Frederick's of Hollywood reveals web-only strategy, closes all retail stores

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:39pm
After years of struggling to keep up with Victoria's Secret, Los Angeles-based lingerie brand Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. is switching to a web-only retail model.
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