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Shanghai auto show bans female models, automakers respond with dancers, tablet bearers

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:26am
The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers.
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FBI Arrests Six In U.S. In Syria Terrorism Probe

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:11am
The FBI has arrested six people in Minnesota and San Diego as part of a counter-terrorism probe into young men who have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamic State, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Sunday evening, according to media reports.
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Greece's Yaroufakis Warns Of Contagion In Case Of 'Grexit'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has warned that if Greece leaves the eurozone, others could follow, according to media reports.
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Obama's health care law allows states to get waivers from some divisive requirements come 2017

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:14am
Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
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Talks to begin on Capitol Hill budget bill giving Republicans chance to assault 'Obamacare'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:07am
Cuts to Medicare and the health care law and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting operations top the agenda as congressional negotiators meet to begin ironing out a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond.
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5 years after BP's oil spill, an undaunted industry pushes drilling even deeper into the Gulf

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:41am
Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.
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5 years after BP spill: A look at what's changed in offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:02am
As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Survey: US businesses optimistic sales will rebound and plan to boost pay, hiring

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:02am
U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday Just 49 percent of firms said their sales increased in the first three months of the year from last year's fourth quarter.
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Fliers see cheaper tickets this summer domestically and to Europe; Hawaii 10 percent lower

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:02am
After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — a really tiny bit.
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Chinese stocks boosted by central bank action to boost economy, other Asian markets lower

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:43pm
Shanghai stocks rose Monday after China's central bank announced a boost for the slowing Chinese economy.
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Hong Kong Stocks Struggle Amid Beijing's Mixed Moves

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:31pm
Hong Kong stocks lost ground early Monday, erasing their opening gains in choppy trading, and Shanghai shares struggled to stay above water, as investors reacted to a slate of measures by China's central government to support the economy while clamping down on speculative stock-market activities.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:12pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index )down 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.8% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.5% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Australia Stocks Fall As Banks Track Foreign Markets Lower

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 9:10pm
Australia stocks slumped in early Monday trade, catching up with losses in the U.S. and European markets Friday amid jitters over Greece's future in the eurozone and China's economic slowdown.
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Japan Stocks Trim Opening Loss, With Autos Down, But Sony Up

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:45pm
Japan's stock market managed to whittle down its opening loss Monday morning, but remained broadly weaker under the influence of a firm yen and a heavy decline on Wall Street.
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South Korea Protest On Ferry-disaster Anniversary Turns Violent

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:25pm
Dozens of police officers and protesters in Seoul were injured in a Saturday night demonstration against the government's handling of a ferry disaster a year ago, according to reports.
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Industrial real estate manager Prologis agrees to buy KTR Capital for $5.9 billion

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:02pm
Warehouse and distribution center operator Prologis Inc. says it has acquired KTR Capital Partners, which owns more than 300 industrial properties in the U.S.
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Studies: Merck's Keytruda effective in 3 cancers, beats Bristol-Myers' Yervoy in melanoma

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:46pm
One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.
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'Furious 7' speeds ahead to claim first place again; 'Paul Blart' sequel close second

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:24am
"Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
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New York's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Havana in trip to mix trade, history and politics

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:20am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be the first sitting American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation.
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Canada exporting more cold water shrimp to America as Maine's shrimp fishery remains closed

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:15am
The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.
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