North America


  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    Left largely unspoken, though, are the deep worries in India over Chinese maneuvering in the Indian Ocean, where New Delhi's years of dominance is being chipped away by billions of dollars in aid from Beijing and gargantuan Chinese construction projects.

  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    NASA is sending a 3- D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars.

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

  • With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    THE BIGGEST: Alibaba raised $21.8 billion in its debut, making it the biggest U.S.-listed IPO in history after the IPO of credit card processing company Visa in 2008. If Alibaba's investment banks were to exercise their option to sell an additional 48 million shares, it could make Alibaba's IPO the biggest in the world, beating out the $22 billion IPO of Agricultural Bank of China in 2010..

  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Merrill Lynch fired two veteran brokers from its Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp? Of 12 analysts who replied to an anonymous poll, five said Catz would likely run Oracle, while only one voted for Hurd, 57. Four said both would continue to run the company, one said neither, and one plumped for dark-horse internal candidate Thomas Kurian.

  • Production at Arizona factory at standstill Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The production of pet food at a Flagstaff factory where an explosion injured four contract workers isn't expected to resume for several weeks. Officials from Nestlé Purina said Friday that the ingredient intake and handling area of the mill building will need repairs.

  • Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia ambassador Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, swore in Nina Hachigian as American envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN.

  • New indictment against ex-BP exec Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey, who faces a March 9 trial.

  • Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing rose$. 77 or. 6 percent, to $129.35. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.17 or. 7 percent, to $180.74. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.22 or. 9 percent, to $133.66.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $72.54. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $51.51. Hospira rose$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $53.85.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $126.50. Target fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $63.81. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $76.84.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 40 or. 4 percent, to $89.70. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $84.07. Discover Financial Services fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $65.30.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $21.95. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.0 percent, to $3.94. Lennar Corp. fell$. 35 or. 8 percent, to $41.03.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ASM International NV: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 96.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 29 or. 8 percent to $36.56. Bel Fuse Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $56.74. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $90.49. Gannett fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $32.36.