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Broadband privacy rules approved despite industry pushback

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:03:27 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data.

UPS 3Q profit up 1 percent as US revenue increases

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:48:16 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — UPS said Thursday that third-quarter profit inched slightly higher on growing revenue in the U.S. and a more profitable international delivery business.

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Grain higher, livestock higher

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:42:00 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Amtrak to pay $265 million for deadly Philadelphia crash

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:35:53 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a deadly derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.

UPS quarter profit rises, meets Wall St estimates

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:13:20 -0500

(Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher quarterly net profit that met expectations and reiterated its full-year 2016 earnings outlook, but warned that its fourth-quarter results could be affected by a year-end mark-to-market…

More Americans sign contacts in September to buy homes

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:00 -0500

Pending sales rose in the South and West in September, while slumping in the colder parts of the country: the Northeast and Midwest.

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Health care leads US stocks higher on solid earnings

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:05:18 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Thursday morning as health care companies rise following strong earnings for companies including drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb. Real estate companies continue to fall, and banks move higher as bond yields surge. Chipmaker…

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Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:40:32 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

ConocoPhillips posts smaller Q3 loss on cost, production cuts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:40:30 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips reported a smaller quarterly loss as it cut production and operating expenses.

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:28:30 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close two of its manufacturing facilities by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers.

Dow Chemical profit beats as market focus pays off

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:14:09 -0500

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co's profit beat analysts' estimates for the 12th straight quarter as the company gained from its focus on consumer markets such as automotive and electronics.

Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:54:11 -0500

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.

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Dow Chemical profit beats as market focus pays off

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:46:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co's profit beat analysts' estimates for the 12th straight quarter as the company gained from its focus on consumer markets such as automotive and electronics.

ConocoPhillips posts smaller Q3 loss on cost, production cuts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:45:00 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips reported a smaller quarterly loss as it cut production and operating expenses.

Health insurer Aetna's quarterly profit rises 8 percent

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:27:14 -0500

(Reuters) - Aetna Inc, No. 3 U.S. health insurer, reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as memberships grew in its government business, which sells Medicaid and Medicare plans.

Recall, product launch costs slash Ford quarter profit

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:26:00 -0500

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday said third-quarter net income fell by more than 50 percent as lower sales, higher recall costs and a complicated introduction of a new pickup truck undermined profitability in North America.

Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:13:58 -0500

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market — including a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups — are hurting the company's bottom line.

Schnucks employees approve contract, avert strike

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:15:00 -0500

Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 who are employed by Schnuck Markets Inc. voted 1,020-507 to approve the contract.

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Twitter cuts 9 percent of workforce as revenue growth slows

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:10:20 -0500

(Reuters) — Oct 27 Twitter Inc reported a sharp slowdown in quarterly revenue growth on Thursday and said it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce.

Twitter slashes staff with revenue under pressure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:02:45 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.

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The Latest: FAA restricts flights in pipeline protest area

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:55:01 -0500

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Aetna tops Street 3Q expectations, narrows 2016 forecast

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:33:02 -0500

Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting helped counter higher costs from the health insurer's Affordable Care Act coverage.

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Plans for big Ann Arbor redevelopment project fall through

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:32:19 -0500

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Plans for a major redevelopment project at a vacant parking lot next to downtown Ann Arbor's transit center have fallen through.

Kidney disease patients will see new safeguards to protect them from unneeded insurance

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:15:00 -0500

Nonprofit takes steps after allegations that providers inappropriately 'steered' patients to commercial insurance plans.

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Twitter, in limbo and losing money, will cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:09:32 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, in limbo and losing money, will cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide.

Chip maker Qualcomm buying NXP Semiconductors in $47B deal

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:59:26 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Chip maker Qualcomm is buying NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a deal valued at approximately $47 billion.

British economy grows more than expected after Brexit vote

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:43:00 -0500

It grew by a quarterly rate of 0.5 percent in the July-September period thanks in particular to the services sector

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 troubles, by the numbers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:34:21 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, saying the company still does…

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Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:30:23 -0500

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia says it made a net loss in the third quarter and saw a 12-percent drop in sales amid a downturn in the networks industry, as the company reported combined results after the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

6 Mistakes You Can Make With a Rewards Credit Card

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:00:57 -0500

Here are six mistakes that you can make with your rewards credit card.

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:34:59 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate.

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4 Bad Money Habits That Can Hurt Your Relationship

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:30:01 -0500

Here is a list of some bad money habits that can potentially hurt your relationship and tips for how to avoid them.

Ex-Pixar executive to head federal tech innovation service

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:07:30 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Pixar executive who won the first ever Oscar for software is taking over a U.S. government agency responsible for improving federal digital technology.

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Here's How Much the Most Expensive Traffic Violation in Your State Will Raise Your Auto Insurance

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:38 -0500

Some driving infractions and tickets will increase your car insurance rates more than others. Here's a state-by-state list of the priciest infractions.

Wal-Mart pushes service for holiday; Target stresses value

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:06:03 -0500

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart, long known for emphasizing low prices, wants to be known this holiday season for superior customer service. That comes after its main rival Target, which has a better image in that regard, stressed a focus…

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The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:21:22 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."

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Samsung logs 17 percent drop in profit after phone recall

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:12:39 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says its third quarter profit has plunged 17 percent as Galaxy Note 7 recalls nearly wiped out its mobile profit.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:40:36 -0500

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday.

Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:29:03 -0500

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private…

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AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:24:25 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police and activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are in a tense standoff over the activists' occupation of private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background…

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Looming deadline: Small businesses prep for overtime rules

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 -0500

Regulations are creating a juggling act for some owners who need to contain costs and also maintain morale.

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Harvard's dining workers end strike after demands are met

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:37:57 -0500

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Harvard University's cafeteria workers are ending their strike after agreeing to a new labor contract.

Roswell Park to conduct trial of Cuban lung cancer treatment

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:54:42 -0500

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct a clinical trial of an innovative lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.

SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:24:29 -0500

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol Wednesday before the passenger jet could leave a South Dakota airport.

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:09:42 -0500

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people…

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:49:18 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dodged bigger losses and finished barely lower on Wednesday. Health care companies fell and Apple pulled technology companies down, but banks rose.

Transit agency urges bus, subway riders to plan for a strike

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:42:40 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in the nation's sixth-largest transit system on Wednesday urged customers to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school because of a strike threat looming for city bus, trolley and subway workers.

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Apple says it needs more time before new ear buds are ready

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:24:08 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it needs "a little more time" before it starts selling the new wireless ear buds that are designed to work with its newest iPhones — the ones that don't come with a dedicated headphone…

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed on Wall Street

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:05:04 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Southwest 3Q profit falls, 4Q forecast disappoints investors

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:07:22 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers are benefiting from the lowest average airfares in several years, but the discounting is cutting into airline profits and causing some investors to sell.

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The Latest: Man pleads not guilty in hospital computer hack

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:37:26 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a man who acknowledges launching a computer network attack against Boston Children's Hospital (all times local):

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US stocks slip; real estate falls and banks climb

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:29:11 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — After a brief rally, U.S. stocks are again turning mostly lower Wednesday afternoon as real estate companies skid. Apple is sliding after its latest results failed to impress investors, pulling technology stocks down with it. Health…

Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:04:21 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade.

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Trump holds stock in Dakota Access pipeline

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:00:35 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Financial disclosures show GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline across the Midwest.

Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fire

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:43:23 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

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Cabela's struggles go on ahead of sale to rival

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:34:06 -0500

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Cabela's profit slid 35 percent in the third quarter, a period in which the outdoor gear seller aggressively discounted goods to boost sales.

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The Latest: Trump holds Dakota Access pipeline company stock

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:06:55 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):

Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fire

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:53:00 -0500

Recall affects certain 2007 to 2009 Legacy and Outback vehicles, some 2008 to 2014 Imprezas and certain 2009 to 2013 Foresters

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Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:49:53 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

Sears sweetens rewards for MasterCard loyalty customers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:34:25 -0500

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois (AP) — Sears is sweetening the rewards for its MasterCard customers linked to its loyalty program, letting them earn more points at many stores.

Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:30:04 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.

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Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:25:36 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.

Are there 'vertical integration' benefits? Look at Comcast

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:19:37 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities — as well as the…

Ex-coal CEO argues he's wrongly imprisoned after 29 deaths

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:01:57 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was wrongly convicted and sent to prison because jury instructions made it too easy to conclude that he willfully violated safety rules at a West Virginia coal mine, his attorneys…

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Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:52:41 -0500

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into coughing up more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls.

Amtrak upgrades: High-speed proposals could affect 8 states

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:46:25 -0500

Proposals by the Federal Railroad Administration to upgrade the high-speed rail corridor through the Northeast have raised concerns, and some enthusiasm, from residents in the eight states containing the route of Amtrak's Acela Express from Boston to Washington. After reviewing…

A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:43:54 -0500

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) — Shoreline towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island are up in arms over a proposal to reroute high-speed Amtrak trains.

4 men from Quebec charged in scheme involving ATM machines

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:22:25 -0500

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney General's office in Vermont says four men from Quebec have been charged in a scheme involving ATM machines using stolen account information from Canadians.

Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:13:36 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia.

Stolen base at World Series means free tacos at Taco Bell

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:09:41 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — A stolen base in the World Series means free tacos for everyone next week at Taco Bell.

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Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:06:58 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft plans to bring three-dimensional tools to computing experiences long done in two dimensions as it eyes the needs of the next generation of users.