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United's 4Q profit rises 46 percent, beats Street forecasts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:07:31 -0600

DALLAS (AP) — Fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines jumped 46 percent and the carrier signaled that average fares would inch higher early this year, but its shares fell in extended trading Tuesday after executives spelled out aggressive growth plans.


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Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:58:06 -0600

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year.


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Asian shares mostly lower on jitters over trade tensions

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:51:18 -0600

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday, as Japan's benchmark took a rest from a spate of recent jumps. Worries over a resurgence of trade tensions overshadowed regional markets.


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Google parent tops big spenders on Washington lobbyists

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:21:34 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google parent Alphabet Inc. outspent all other companies on lobbying Washington bureaucrats and politicians in 2017, a year in which it and other tech giants were hauled before legislators probing Russian influence in the 2016 election.


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Court challenge seeks to block vast California pot farms

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:58:57 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into…


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Japan exports up 12 percent in 2017 in tailwind for growth

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:59:22 -0600

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its exports rose 12 percent in 2017 from a year earlier in a strong tailwind for the economy, while imports jumped 14 percent.



China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:47:23 -0600

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors.


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Wow Air offers another round of $99 flights to Iceland to herald St. Louis opening

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:40:00 -0600

The Icelandic-based airline, which kicks off service from St. Louis May 17, also is offering one-way $149 fares to London, Paris and 5 other European cities.


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California firearms manufacturer moving to Wyoming

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:51:29 -0600

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming, marking another catch by Wyoming of a company abandoning a state that isn't as gun friendly.


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Ex-wife of longtime fugitive admits lying to authorities

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:45:01 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — The ex-wife of a man who evaded authorities for 20 years has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his whereabouts.



Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:15:58 -0600

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars.


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Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killed

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:08:38 -0600

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that oil and natural gas companies can be sued when a worker is killed or injured on the job.



United's 4Q profit rises 46 percent, beats Street forecasts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:01:26 -0600

DALLAS (AP) — Fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines jumped 46 percent and the carrier signaled that average fares would inch higher early this year, but its shares fell in extended trading Tuesday after executives spelled out aggressive growth plans.


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Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:43:06 -0600

PHOENIX (AP) — A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least…


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BC-Composite Updates,

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:42:21 -0600

NYSE MKT LEADERS



Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:34:17 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month.


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Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:18:23 -0600

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials on Tuesday recovered the remains of five gas rig workers who had been missing since a fiery explosion in eastern Oklahoma a day earlier.


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Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in February

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:54:00 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month.


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Senate approves Trump nominee Jerome Powell as next chairman of Federal Reserve

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:40:48 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves Trump nominee Jerome Powell as next chairman of Federal Reserve.



Court tosses out $210M deal over Hyundai, Kia gas mileage

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:34:19 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed out a roughly $210 million deal to compensate owners and leaseholders of Hyundai and Kia models with overstated gas mileage figures.



Davos diplomacy scene not exactly a natural fit for Trump

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:31:50 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos?


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The Latest: Trump to tell Davos the US 'open for business'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:24:21 -0600

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):


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South Carolina's political leaders talk business

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:14:14 -0600

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina most powerful leaders met in the same room Tuesday to tell business owners their plans and sell a state that has made a sharp turnaround since the Great Recession a decade ago.






Governor outlines 2019 budget calling for $82M more spending

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:11:18 -0600

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday laid out his vision for a 2019 budget that doesn't approve any new taxes or fees and encourages people to move to the Green Mountain State.


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Amarillo, Lubbock newspaper publishers to resign

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:04:02 -0600

The publishers of the Amarillo Globe-News and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal have both announced that they will resign, effective Friday.



The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:02:28 -0600

App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 21, 2018:



Louisiana's jobless rate falls again even as payrolls shrink

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:02:02 -0600

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unemployment fell for the eighth straight month in Louisiana, even as payrolls again shrank in December.



The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:57:08 -0600

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 21, 2018:



Capital One reports 4Q loss

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:55:30 -0600

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $971 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.



The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:53:15 -0600

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending January 19:



How major US stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:49:37 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and consumer-focused companies led U.S. stocks to more records Tuesday. Netflix soared after saying it gained more than 8 million subscribers at the end of 2017.



Uber acts on ex AG's guidance, hires chief diversity officer

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:50:28 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber has hired a new chief diversity officer, creating a senior position recommended by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who investigated sexual harassment at the company.



Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:37:45 -0600

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the largest public utilities in the U.S. might soon be up for sale, but many wonder who would want to buy a power company that is worth roughly half of the $9…


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Trump pick who failed to win Senate support is leaving EPA

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:35:22 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety is departing the Environmental Protection Agency a month after withdrawing his nomination in the face of concerns over his ties to the chemical industry.



Netflix and Whirlpool jump while Twitter and J&J fall

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:32:17 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:



Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:24:23 -0600

Johnson & Johnson posted a rare quarterly loss, a whopping $10.71 billion, due to a $13.6 billion charge related to last month's U.S. tax overhaul.


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AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:24:02 -0600

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines to make them even better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.


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Ratings for NFL conference championships down 8 percent

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:23:49 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 million people watched the NFL's two preliminaries for the Super Bowl on Sunday, a drop of more than 8 percent compared to last year's conference championship games.


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BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:23:10 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Tuesday



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:23:10 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Tuesday






Lawmakers consider 15 percent tax on daily fantasy sports

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:13:50 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering taxing daily fantasy sports operators like Boston's DraftKings.



Markets Right Now: Tech stocks send indexes mostly higher

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:07:19 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):






Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 15-21

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:51 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.



Trump move to tax some imports creates its own risks for US

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:17 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to protect American jobs from foreign…


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Gun industry converges near Las Vegas mass shooting site

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:02 -0600

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of…


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Bank of America faces backlash for eliminating free checking account

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0600

The eBanking account did not require customers to keep a minimum balance if they agreed to receive their monthly statements online.


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Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:54:29 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes.


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Power sales from dams top $225M in revenues; lawsuit pending

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:54:18 -0600

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina dams that once produced electricity for a factory employing 1,000 has generated more than $225 million in revenues in the decade since the plant was closed and the hydroelectric power sold to commercial customers.



Woman, 86, placed on probation for bank robbery guilty plea

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:47:51 -0600

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 86-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to charges in a Philadelphia bank robbery has been placed on a year's probation.



Love and hot sauce: New Orleans revives 1894 Tabasco opera

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:29:39 -0600

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans' 300th anniversary. It's also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New…


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Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:55 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod.


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CEO says company working to stop 'Tide pod challenge'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:20:00 -0600

P&G says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. Poison control authorities have warned of a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods, which it says can…


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Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:19:29 -0600

Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true.


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CEO says company working to stop 'Tide pod challenge'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:17:13 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.


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Fed nominee Goodfriend grilled by Democrats

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:03:47 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve board nominee Marvin Goodfriend said Tuesday he supports the Fed's political independence and its dual goals of achieving stable prices and low unemployment. But those assurances did not seem to satisfy Democrats who say Goodfriend's…


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India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:58:13 -0600

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy.


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Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:00 -0600

Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod. Pre-orders for the HomePod will begin Friday in the U.S, U.K. and Australia, two…


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Disney offering staff $1,000 bonuses, new education funding

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:42:24 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will give more than 125,000 eligible employees a one-time $1,000 cash bonus and invest $50 million in an education funding program.


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Columbia journalism school launches civil rights center

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:39:28 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has a new center dedicated to civil rights news coverage.



Singapore PM visits Sri Lanka, nations OK free trade deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:11:06 -0600

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Singapore and Sri Lanka signed a free trade agreement for the two countries on Tuesday during a three-day visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the Indian ocean island nation.


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Governor: Time to stop charging for abandoned nuke plants

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:08:41 -0600

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has sent a letter to lawmakers saying he will sign a bill that stops charging ratepayers for two abandoned nuclear reactors.



The Latest: Trump says new tariffs will protect US jobs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:59:20 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. plan to impose new tariffs on certain imports (all times local):


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Nebraska plant to get $3.6B contract for NYC subway cars

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:42:19 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A railway car plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, is poised to secure a large portion of a $3.6 billion contract to produce New York City subway cars.



South Carolina's jobless rate inches up slightly

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:33:26 -0600

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's jobless rate inched up slightly last month, even as the state reached record employment.



Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:32:39 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.


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Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:32:39 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.


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CBS News appoints new leader for evening newscast

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:22:09 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has appointed Mosheh Oinounou (WAH-noo-noo) as the top behind-the-scenes executive at the "CBS Evening News," where Jeff Glor recently took over as the anchor.



Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 US states last month

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:16:24 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate fell to record lows in three U.S. states last month, as steady hiring soaked up more of those out of work.


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Ex-Kellogg workers win appeal on alleged UT religious firing

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:40:54 -0600

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of two northern Utah residents who claim they were fired from their jobs at the Kellogg Co. in 2012 because their religious beliefs prevented them from working on…



Europe's recovery rolls on — and so does ECB stimulus

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:28:34 -0600

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy is on a roll — raising the question of exactly when the European Central Bank will end its extraordinary stimulus efforts. Bank President Mario Draghi will be at pains this week to leave that…


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Nebraska jobless rate unchanged in December at 2.7 percent

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:31:34 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary December unemployment rate matched the 2.7 percent rate of November and October, the state said in a report released Tuesday.



JPMorgan raising wages, hiring, opening more branches

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:27:08 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan announced Tuesday that it will boost wages, open new branches and hire thousands of new workers, citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code.


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UK regulator says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:08:30 -0600

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Tuesday that 21st Century Fox's takeover of London-based pay TV company Sky is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch too much control over the country's news media. But they…


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Palestinian cellphone company launches 3G, after Israeli ban

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:59:40 -0600

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian cellphone provider says it has launched 3G high-speed mobile data service in the West Bank, following a years-long Israeli ban.



Canada's Trudeau says countries remaining in Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to new trade deal after US withdrawal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:03 -0600

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Canada's Trudeau says countries remaining in Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to new trade deal after US withdrawal.



'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous and concerning, Procter & Gamble CEO says

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:45:00 -0600

The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods.


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St. Louis job growth is slowest since 2012

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:35:00 -0600

Manufacturing has best year since 1995



Grains mixed, livestock mixed

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:14:23 -0600

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



Indiana's December jobless rate declines to 3.4 percent

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:15:03 -0600

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate has fallen to 3.4 percent in December, continuing a decline in the state that was seen a month earlier.



Grains mixed, livestock mixed

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:14:23 -0600

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



Webster Financial beats Street 4Q forecasts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:14:12 -0600

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Webster Financial Corp. (WBS) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $69.9 million.






Plan to reduce unemployment benefits for Missourians headed for House vote

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:58:00 -0600

If approved, workers who are laid off would be able to collect unemployment benefits for 13 weeks, down from 20.


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Box office totals for best picture Academy Awards nominees

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:38 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — A list of the box office totals for the best picture nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards:


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Large employer in northern Indiana county plans more layoffs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:02:42 -0600

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A large employer in a northern Indiana county is planning another round of job cuts.



Millennial Retirement Perceptions

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsMillennial Retirement IdealismHow will millennials do in retirement? Very well...or so they think. A recent survey by Aperion Care on millennials and aging found that many millennials have fairly ambitious – and, in some cases, unrealistic – expectations regarding their…






Troubled French nuclear producer relaunches with new name

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:16:35 -0600

PARIS (AP) — France's influential but troubled nuclear company Areva is seeking a new start with a new name.



Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto, a key executive at the social media company, has resigned

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:03:16 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto, a key executive at the social media company, has resigned.



TD Ameritrade 1Q up on Scottrade deal, tax cuts, trading

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0600

TD Ameritrade's 1Q profit jumped nearly 38 percent as the online brokerage benefited from its acquisition of rival Scottrade and from tax cuts.


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Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:59:12 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said.


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Kimberly-Clark beats 4Q profit forecasts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:15:50 -0600

DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $617 million.



P&G tops Street 2Q forecasts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:03:53 -0600

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.5 billion.


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