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Empire State Manufacturing Activity Plunges in August

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:30am
Manufacturing activity in New York state plunged to its weakest level in August since 2009 due to steep drops in new orders and shipments, though optimism on future business improved for the month.
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QVC owner Liberty Interactive buying Zulily in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.3B

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:21am
The owner of QVC is buying online flash deal business Zulily in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $2.32 billion.
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Football's future? NFL and college quarterbacks are training with virtual reality

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:13am
Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video game, all set from his perspective.
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Music hit maker David Foster on the lookout for fresh talent; says Asia's got a lot of it

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:57am
Music hit maker David Foster said Monday he's always on the lookout for fresh talent, and Asia with its huge population seems to have a lot of it.
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5 killed as small planes collide in midair over Southern California

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:55am
Five people were killed as two airplanes collided while nearing an airport in Southern California, authorities said.
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Estee Lauder tops 4Q earnings expectations, misses revenue forecasts

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:55am
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $153 million.
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Tribal plan for casino at community center on Martha's Vineyard fails to get majority vote

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:52am
A referendum which would have halted efforts by members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to bring electronic, bingo-style games to an unfinished tribal community center on Martha's Vineyard failed to win a two-thirds majority vote on Sunday.
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Japan Economy Shrinks in Second Quarter in Setback for 'Abenomics'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:49am
Japan's economy shrank in the second quarter at an annualized pace of 1.6% as exports slumped and consumers cut back spending, adding pressure to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step up his policy drive to lift the economy out of deflation.
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Black Elk Energy facing federal charges for deadly 2012 platform blast that killed 3

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:21am
Oil platform operator Black Elk Energy is facing federal criminal charges in connection with a November 2012 explosion off Louisiana's coast that left three workers dead and others badly injured.
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Traffic deaths spike in first 6 months of 2015; improved economy, lower gas prices cited

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:08am
The National Safety Council says traffic deaths are up 14 percent in the first six months of this year and injuries are up by a third.
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LG Display to focus on OLED over LCD as Chinese rivals narrow the gap

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:23am
South Korea's LG Display says it will change its investment priority to advanced displays called OLEDs as Chinese manufacturers quickly catch up with their South Korean rivals in the LCD market.
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Americans are now renting 6 years before buying their first home, study finds

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 3:01am
Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes.
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Japan stocks rise on stimulus hopes, other Asian indexes steadier as yuan stabilizes

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:24am
Japanese stocks rose after poor quarterly economic data raised hopes of fresh economic stimulus while other Asian indexes were steadier as the yuan stabilized after last week's shock devaluation.
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Japan stocks rise after poor economy report raises stimulus hopes, other Asian indexes fall

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 10:45pm
Japanese stocks rose after poor quarterly economic data raised hopes of more economic stimulus while other Asian indexes fell.
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2 Louisiana public university systems may still have unresolved claims in BP oil spill

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 9:26pm
BP PLC's $18.7 billion settlement for its 2010 oil spill may not end lawsuits filed by two public university systems against the oil giant, a newspaper reported Sunday.
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Nebraska regulator worries about new phone provider's ability to provide reliable 911 service

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 6:13pm
Some state regulators are concerned that a new digital phone and Internet provider won't be able to provide reliable 911 service during a disaster.
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Technology stocks, attractive in a slow-growth world, are investors' favorites again

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 5:30pm
Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world.
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Iowa officials working to help town cope with loss of Tyson beef plant and its 400 jobs

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 4:41pm
Officials are working to help Denison cope with the closing of a Tyson Foods plant there that employed about 400 people.
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Researchers from Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska seek to produce diesel replacement

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 4:15pm
Researchers from Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska are modifying an oilseed for use as a potential diesel replacement.
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Dish Network, Sinclair Broadcast agree on short-term TV contract extension, averting blackout

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 1:56pm
Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group have reached an agreement extending their contract, enabling the satellite TV provider to broadcast Sinclair's local channels and averting a possible blackout.
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