North America


  • Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:23 AM ET

    Members of the Illinois Catholic Health Association worry that will force them out of the Medicaid program, said the group's executive director Patrick Cacchione. The group represents about 18 percent of the hospitals in Illinois.

  • Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. A report showing solid growth in China's services industries also bolstered sentiment.

  • Openings to resume in Detroit bankruptcy trial Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:44 AM ET

    DETROIT— An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.

  • Teen due for sentencing in trade center climb Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A teenager who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower is set to be sentenced to community service for a climb that fueled questions about security at the nation's tallest building. Justin Casquejo was due Wednesday in a Manhattan court.

  • AP Photos: More Atlantic City slots stop spinning Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey— Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide. Atlantic City, which started the year with 12 casinos, will have eight before summer is over.

  • Casino closings lead to mass unemployment filing Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:22 AM ET

    By mid-September, four of the 12 casinos with which Atlantic City started the year will have closed, putting almost 8,000 people out of work. Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16, and the Atlantic Club shut down in January.

  • Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    The culprit is the warming seas— and in particular the Gulf of Maine, whose waters are heating up faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans, scientists say. The Gulf of Maine's warming reflects broader trends around the North Atlantic.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 3- Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

  • Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have said they were victims of the hack attack.

  • Sept 3- Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2- Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. In the wake of the breach, cybersecurity experts and mobile developers have called out inadequacies in Apple's and, more generally, cloud-services security.

  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Asian shares inched lower early on Wednesday after a lacklustre day on Wall Street, while the dollar was close to 14- month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. economy's modest expansion continues to chug along.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 18 Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board of Governors holds open meeting to discuss "a final rulemaking to implement a quantitative liquidity requirement in the United States as well as a proposed rule on margin requirements for non-cleared swaps of prudentially regulated swap entities"- 1430 GMT.

  • Goodyear says it won't build new factory in Ohio Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    AKRON, Ohio— Akron and Summit County officials say Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co. won't build its new $500 million plant in Ohio. Officials received a letter Tuesday from the Akron- based tire company, explaining that Ohio will no longer be considered for the new factory, which will serve Goodyear's North American and Latin American businesses.

  • Anti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    The Washington, D.C.- based advocacy group launched its report on the economic cost of corruption on the developing world on Wednesday in the Australian capital Canberra at a Parliament House event attended by diplomats from the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

  • 'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the Warner Bros. tear-jerker "If I Stay" claimed the second and third spots, just as they did the weekend prior. 2. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $15,622,005, 3,543 locations, $4,409 average, $166,277,985, 4 weeks. 3. "If I Stay," Warner Bros., $11,768,220, 3,003 locations, $3,919 average, $32,330,502, 2 weeks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. policymakers should gradually lift the country's decades-old ban on crude oil exports because allowing the shipments would make the global energy system and fuel prices more stable, the head of Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $61.26. American International Group fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $55.80. XL Group PLC rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.20.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing fell $1.32 or 1.0 percent, to $125.48. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 20 or. 1 percent, to $173.80. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.35 or 1.1 percent, to $128.57.