- Stock markets turn higher on earnings, ahead of US data Updated: Jul-30-15 7:22 am
BEIJING - Most major global markets rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures.
- Russia's ruble extends its slide, reviving economic concerns Updated: Jul-30-15 6:49 am
MOSCOW - The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate.
- Spain's economy maintains fast growth in Q2 Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 am
MADRID - Spain's economy expanded by 1 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three-month period, its best rate since before the economic crisis began in 2007.
- US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring Updated: Jul-30-15 3:04 am
WASHINGTON - After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.
- Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui Updated: Jul-30-15 1:52 am
LAHAINA, Hawaii - About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.
- US pending home sales slip in June Updated: Jul-30-15 1:32 am
WASHINGTON - The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.
- Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year Updated: Jul-30-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.
- Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years Updated: Jul-29-15 7:04 pm
DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
- Candidates start politicking at Neshoba County Fair Updated: Jul-29-15 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - Most candidates at the Neshoba County Fair went out of their way Wednesday to promote their conservative credentials to an audience that was mostly white and, judging by the applause, mostly in support of gun rights and opposed to abortion, same-sex marriage and Common Core academic standards.
- The Latest: Brady and players' union file lawsuit again NFL Updated: Jul-29-15 6:31 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):
- Pence picks prominent Democrat as development agency chief Updated: Jul-29-15 6:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday named a prominent Democrat to lead Indiana's business-recruitment agency, adding a degree of bipartisanship to his administration ahead of what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign.
- US agency says it is 'deeply concerned' about lion kill Updated: Jul-29-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe.
- Tariff can be placed on some paper from Canada Updated: Jul-29-15 4:46 pm
MADISON, Maine - U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says the International Trade Association has found in favor of Madison Paper in its claim that Canadian subsidies created an unfair advantage for competitors.
- Boehner backs push to export US crude oil Updated: Jul-29-15 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-long ban on exports.
- Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case Updated: Jul-29-15 2:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.
- Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros Updated: Jul-29-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.
- IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks Updated: Jul-29-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."
- Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets Updated: Jul-29-15 10:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Automaker Volkswagen saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.
- Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift Updated: Jul-29-15 10:32 am
PIONKI, Poland - Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts."
- Rhode Island single-family home sales increase 8 percent Updated: Jul-29-15 10:01 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Sales of single-family homes increased 8 percent in Rhode Island in the second quarter of the year, and median prices are also on the rise.
- Authorities: Man smuggled guns from US to his native Lebanon Updated: Jul-29-15 8:20 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Authorities say a 54-year-old western Michigan man used his import-export business to smuggle handguns from the U.S. to his native Lebanon.
- China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes Updated: Jul-29-15 6:34 am
BEIJING - General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.
- Virginia home sales post strongest second quarter in 7 years Updated: Jul-29-15 4:23 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia residential real estate market saw its strongest second quarter since the 2008 recession, according to recent report.
- Survey: German consumers remain optimistic Updated: Jul-29-15 4:14 am
BERLIN - A closely-watched survey indicates German consumers remain optimistic but are showing signs of worry about the country's economic situation amid uncertainty about Greece's financial future.
- Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals Updated: Jul-28-15 7:29 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."