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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Thursday

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:29pm
U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, propelling the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high.
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Report: Sequential Brands in Talks to Buy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:10pm
Sequential Brands Group Inc, a brand management and licensing company, is nearing a deal to buy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc (NYSE:MSO), the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Girl Power! Female Entrepreneurs Generate Over $1 Trillion in Revenue

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:00pm
Women now own 30% of all U.S. businesses and the revenues are rolling in. 
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State officials say separate probes into the local casino industry have been dismissed

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:58pm
Two investigations that cast a shadow over the launch of Massachusetts' gambling industry have been dismissed, state officials said Thursday.
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GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul offers 'fair and flat tax' plan to 'blow up' tax code

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:56pm
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is calling for a "fair and flat tax" that he says would "blow up" the nation's tax code.
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After years of cost overruns, $3.9 billion World Trade Center transit hub nears completion

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:49pm
The $3.9 billion transportation hub at New York's World Trade Center will open later this year.
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Coalition of Connecticut labor, advocacy groups seeks higher income taxes on wealthy, not cuts

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:46pm
The persistent battle over Connecticut's budget continued Thursday as a coalition of labor unions and social service advocates urged state lawmakers to increase income taxes on the wealthy rather than impose eleventh-hour spending cuts on a budget they argue is already bare bones.
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Redesigned $10 U.S. Bill to Feature a Woman, Democracy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:32pm
For the first time in more than a century, U.S. paper currency will feature the face of a woman.
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Wheat,corn and oats lower, soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:13pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Value-seeking fund managers say they're still finding stocks to buy despite record prices

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:13pm
It certainly seems like a rotten time to be a bargain hunter in the stock market.
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Medicare Project: House Calls for Trail Seniors Cut Costs

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:50pm
The humble house call is being put to the test to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of Medicare's frailest patients — and new data suggests it can work.
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Authorities Arrest 243 People in $712 Million Medicare Fraud

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:29pm
The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that 243 people have been arrested across the country, charged with submitting fake billing for Medicare, a government healthcare program, that totaled $712 million.
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Authorities Arrest 243 People in $712 Million Medicare Fraud

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:29pm
The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that 243 people have been arrested across the country, charged with submitting fake billing for Medicare, a government healthcare program, that totaled $712 million.
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Utah university creates light-hearted 'texting lane' for cellphone-focused walkers

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:03pm
One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking.
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Which woman should appear on redesigned $10 bill? Treasury will consider public's suggestions

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:54pm
Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks? Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace the $10 bill, which has featured Alexander Hamilton since 1929.
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Analysts see several missteps leading to Colt's bankruptcy filing; iconic gun maker owes $500M

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:51pm
Analysts are citing several reasons behind Colt Defense's bankruptcy filing, including struggles to recover from the loss of military business, failure to capitalize on consumer interest in guns and problems in other markets.
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Connecticut employers added 6,400 jobs in May, with unemployment rate lowest in nearly 7 years

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:29pm
Connecticut employers added 6,400 jobs in May, helping reduce the unemployment rate to 6 percent, the lowest in nearly seven years, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
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Michigan Legislature poised to end movie incentives program; state film office stays open

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:07pm
Michigan lawmakers moved Thursday to end an incentive program used to entice movie, TV and video game productions such as "The Five-Year Engagement" and parts of the "Transformers" series to the state over the past seven years, saving money that proponents said would be better spent improving crumbling roads.
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The IRS Mystery Man Calling the Shots

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:00pm
This IRS Employee May Be One of the Tax Agency's Most Powerful Insiders. 
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Gold Futures Settle Above $1,200 An Ounce

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 1:59pm
Gold futures rallied Thursday to their highest level in nearly a month.
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