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Elon Musk describes his vision for human habitats on Mars


SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk answered questions about his plans to send humans to Mars in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session Sunday afternoon that prompted thousands of reader comments. The question-and-answer session was intended as a follow-...

Rockwell Collins to buy B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion


Aviation communications and electronics supplier Rockwell Collins Inc. will acquire aircraft cabin equipment maker B/E Aerospace Inc. for $6.4 billion, the companies announced Sunday. Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell will also assume $1.9 ...

Buick surprises, Asian brands dominate reliability ranking


DETROIT -- Buick is ranked third in the latest annual Consumer Reports ranking of the most reliable automotive brands, marking the first time a domestic brand has been in the top three. Even so, Asian brands continued to dominate the influential ...

Big banks roll out Zelle, a money-transfer app to take on Venmo


WASHINGTON -- The nation's biggest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., and Bank of America Corp., are rolling out a new money-transfer app called Zelle to take on Venmo and other mobile payment upstarts. A consortium of 23 ...

Choke hazard prompts Target recall of 127K Halloween window decorations


MINNEAPOLIS --Target is recalling about 127,000 decorative Halloween gel window "clings" because they pose a choking hazard to children. The recall of the Chinese-made window adornments, announced last week by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety ...

Wall Street's verdict on AT&T-Time Warner deal: Thumbs down


WASHINGTON -- Shares of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. fell Monday as investors didn't appear thrilled by the proposed mega-merger announced over the weekend. In response to the $84.5 billion deal, Moody's Investor Service said Monday it had ...

B/E Aerospace to be acquired by Rockwell Collins


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Airplane interior maker B/E Aerospace has agreed to be acquired by Iowa airline supplier Rockwell Collins for $6.4 billion, the companies have announced. As a result, B/E Aerospace's headquarters in Wellington, Fla., will...

TD Ameritrade buying rival brokerage Scottrade for $4 billion


ST. LOUIS -- Discount brokerage Scottrade is being acquired by rival TD Ameritrade for $4 billion. The companies announced the deal early Monday, following several weeks of news reports about the merger. The sale is subject to regulatory ...

Wall Street's $40 billion AT&T loan pledge offers fees and risks


Wall Street banks are writing some of their biggest checks ever to fund AT&T's takeover of Time Warner as they seek a bonanza of fees. But there's a dose of concern that the $40 billion loan pledge may get caught up in a regulatory impasse. ...

Smaller screens' rise cues big deal


LOS ANGELES -- AT&T has worked 140 years to perfect phone service, while Time Warner Inc. has spent decades churning out popular magazines, television shows and movies for the big screen. But the two companies, which both are laboring to hold ...