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University of Vermont, professors negotiating new contract

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:20am
A union that represents professors at the University of Vermont is negotiating a new contract with the school.
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Blast in French nuclear plant's machine room; no radiation

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:17am
French authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room but that there is no leak of radiation.
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A Foot of Snow, Icy Cold to Blanket Northeast

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:02am
The heaviest storm the northeastern United States has seen this year was bearing down on the region on Thursday, forcing schools in major cities to cancel classes and airlines to ground thousands of flights.
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Sperm bank cited after deputy's death from liquid nitrogen

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:01am
A Georgia sperm bank has been cited two days after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen while trying to save an employee.
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Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger rejected by judge

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:46am
Predicting diminished competition and likely higher costs, a federal judge rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp.
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European Shares Gain for 3rd Day

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:38am
European shares climbed for a third consecutive session on Thursday, with some major companies such as France's second-biggest listed bank Societe Generale and oil major Total advancing after their results.
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Labor secretary nominee addresses conflicts of interest

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:34am
President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of labor has proposed avoiding conflicts of interest by resigning as CEO of his fast food empire, selling off hundreds of holdings and recusing himself from government decisions in which he has a financial interest, according to his ethics filings with the government.
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Shanghai Shares End at 2-Month High on Reform Hopes

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:15am
Shanghai stocks closed at a two-month high on Thursday, getting a boost from glass and cement makers after the government signaled it would reduce overcapacity in the construction materials sector.
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Company set to finish work on Dakota Access oil pipeline

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:16am
The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it plans to immediately resume construction on the long-stalled project.
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Whole Foods Cuts Profit, Sales Forecasts as Growth Slows

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:06am
Whole Foods Market on Wednesday said it is closing some stores and increasing use of customer data to improve results after cutting its full-year sales and profit forecasts after posting its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales declines
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Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:46am
Indiana's large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.
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Oil Rises After Drop in U.S. Gasoline Stocks

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:43am
Oil prices rose on Thursday, boosted by an unexpected draw in U.S. gasoline inventories, although bloated crude supplies meant that fuel markets remain under pressure.
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Asian shares advance, Japan slips as Abe-Trump meeting looms

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:33am
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after the Nasdaq composite set a new record for the second day in a row.
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Tokyo Shares Fall Amid US Policy Concerns

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:33am
Japanese stocks fell Thursday amid continued uncertainty over U.S. economic policies and European politics.
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Rpt: Toshiba Gets Bids as High as $3.6B For Chip Business Stake

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:24am
Toshiba has received an offer as high as 400 billion yen ($3.6 billion) for a 19.9 percent stake in its flash memory business, with other bids as low as 200 billion yen.
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NBA, video game company to launch new gaming league in 2018

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:05am
Video gamers now have a chance to compete for an NBA title, in an actual NBA arena and get paid by the some of the same people who pay LeBron James and Steph Curry.
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Trump, Aviation Executives to Meet on Infrastructure

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:04am
U.S. aviation executives will discuss the industry's aging airports and air traffic control reform when they meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday.
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Chance and challenge: Japan Inc worried but hopeful on Trump

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:01am
President Donald Trump's salvos on trade and currency are rattling Japan Inc., but many here hope Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can sell him a "win-win" package of job creation and investment when they meet this week, averting a return of the Japan-bashing of the 1980s.
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7 months in, expanded Panama Canal still faces challenges

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:11am
Loaded with more than 6,000 cargo containers, the ship Ever Living prepared for the final leg of its journey through the newly expanded Panama Canal when things hit a snag: The last of the massive steel lock doors failed to open all the way.
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Trump vs Nordstrom: The latest bout raising ethical concerns

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:08am
Donald Trump just can't seem to separate the presidency from his family's businesses.
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