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Cleveland mayor plans news conference about US Department of Justice probe of city's police

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:33am
The mayor of Cleveland has called a news conference to discuss a U.S. Justice Department report that strongly criticizes the city's police for a pattern and practice of using excessive force and violating people's civil rights.
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Chinese leaders affirm commitment to slower growth, promise innovation, help to poor

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:32am
Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth in 2015 at an annual planning meeting and promised to help the poor and promote market-oriented reforms.
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British financier Scot Young falls to death after long divorce battle involving millions

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:02am
London police say the death by falling of a financier who had been embroiled in a lengthy divorce row is not being treated as suspicious.
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European Central Bank loans 130 billion euros to banks, analysts think it may not be enough

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:46am
The European Central Bank has handed out 130 billion euros ($162 billion) in cheap, long-term loans to banks — part of its effort to stimulate the eurozone economy.
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Spain's Inditex sees 9-month profit back up as sales in Zara and other stores rise 7 pct

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:31am
Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, has returned to profit in the first nine months of the year thanks to strong sales.
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Europe shares up slightly in early trading after Asian markets dive on global economy jitters

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:01am
European stock markets opened with slight gains Thursday after a nosedive in Asia as falling oil prices reinforced jitters about a sluggish global economy.
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Indian court bars China's Xiaomi from selling smartphones after dispute with Ericsson

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:50am
An Indian court has barred Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. from selling its handsets in India for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson.
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Multiemployer pensions could face cuts in spending bill

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:36am
Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running.
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Congress puts white potatoes in the grocery cart for low-income moms on WIC

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:18am
It's a political victory for the popular potato.
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Government-wide $1.1T spending bill teeters amid discontent among Democrats, tea partiers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:18am
Growing opposition among Democrats and persistent opposition from the tea party Republicans has left a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill teetering as many lawmakers find more in the measure to dislike than like.
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Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking stuffer gifts for the techie in need of more gadgets

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:16am
If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner.
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Gangnam attracts Korean startups seeking trendy consumers and tech community

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:33am
The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools.
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World Trade Center tower features large-scale, bold and colorful artworks in lobbies

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:01am
The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 104-story tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural.
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Government report shows medical bills putting 20 percent of US consumers in debt collection

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:12am
A new government report shows that nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — nearly 43 million people — have unpaid medical debts.
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Putin turns to India with energy, defense offers, drawing his Asian neighbors closer

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:12am
Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding talks with Indian leaders to strengthen trade and energy cooperation with Asia's third-largest economy as Western sanctions threaten to push his country's economy to the brink of a recession.
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Tyra Banks sued by 'America's Next Top Model' contests who says she was robbed of prize

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:08pm
A former "America's Next Top Model" contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.
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Google News going dark in Spain in dispute over 'Google Tax' for news publishers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:59pm
Google said Thursday it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it — ahead of a new law requiring the Internet search company to pay Spanish news organizations for linked content or snippets of news.
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Alaska expects larger budget deficit of $3.5 billion as price of state's lifeblood oil slumps

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:37pm
Slumping oil prices have helped push Alaska's potential budget deficit this year to $3.5 billion — an increase of $2.1 billion from what lawmakers expected in April.
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5 things to know about South Dakota-specific provisions in $1.1 trillion federal spending bill

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:49pm
The massive $1.1 trillion federal spending bill under debate in Washington contains key provisions that benefit the state, members of South Dakota's congressional delegation said Wednesday.
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Mississippi's Renasant to acquire Georgia's Heritage in $258 million merger of regional banks

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:45pm
Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. said Wednesday that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock.
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