• 'Season of the Entrepreneur' dawns in Indiana Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana

    Indiana has slashed spending and taxes, frozen regulation and increased investment, spurring a new "season of the entrepreneur."

  • These states are Nevada, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and New York, sources familiar with the probes told Reuters. GM has turned over thousands of emails and other documents to help in the probe, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Friday, citing sources.

  • Carnival’s new CEO faces choppy waters Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold W. Donald, center, rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 16, 2014.

    Carnival's new CEO made a career at Monsanto overseeing Roundup weed killer and later led a company manufacturing the artificial sweetener Equal.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Standard& Poor's suffered a defeat Tuesday in litigation accusing it of inflating credit ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis, as a federal judge ruled that lawsuits by 16 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. belong in state courts, not federal court.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- When Lorillard Inc bought the blu eCigs brand two years ago, the electronic cigarette had a 10 percent share of a tiny U.S. market, generating about $50 million in sales.

  • May 29- Alcoa Inc, the biggest U.S. aluminum producer, said it started work on a $100 million plant in Indiana to meet rising demand from large commercial aircraft makers. The new plant will create 329 jobs by 2019 and increase the company's capacity to supply engine parts for narrow-body aircraft, Alcoa said.

  • *Soybeans boosted by tight old crop supplies in the U.S. LONDON, May 29- Corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade fell on Thursday due partly to concerns that a further outbreak of a deadly pig virus in the United States could curtail demand, while wheat and soybeans edged higher. July corn on the Chicago Board of Trade was off 0.3 percent at $4.71 a bushel at 1105 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. health officials on Wednesday walked back their earlier conclusion that a healthcare worker who traveled from Saudi Arabia to Indiana and was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Virus had infected an acquaintance upon his return.

  • U.S. MERS patient did not infect Illinois resident: CDC Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. health officials on Wednesday walked back their earlier conclusion that a healthcare worker who traveled from Saudi Arabia to Indiana and was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Virus had infected an acquaintance upon his return.

  • CHICAGO, May 28- An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected.

  • IndyCar in early stages of growth mode: CEO Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indianapolis 500

    With the Indy 500 just days away, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles talks about the company's recent changes and its financial future.

  • U.S. House poised to reject Pentagon's cost-cutting plans Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 21- The House of Representative on Wednesday edged toward passage of an annual defense policy bill that rejects Pentagon plans to retire older weapons systems and slow the rise in military pay as it implements long-term spending cuts ordered by Congress.

  • *Italy launched search-and-rescue mission after October shipwreck. *Italy calls for more help from EU. Italy launched the mission last October as an emergency measure to prevent shipwrecks after 366 men, women and children fleeing African countries drowned when their boat capsized a mile from Sicily.

  • May 15- Negotiators for Alcoa Inc and unionized workers at 10 U.S. plants were "very far part" on several key issues, including wages and healthcare premium increases, with less than 12 hours before the expiration of their labor contract, the United Steelworkers said on Thursday.

  • U.S. lawmakers seek bar on Russia's state arms exporter Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 15- Three U.S. senators said they would introduce legislation on Thursday to punish Moscow over the Ukraine crisis by banning any use of U.S. funds for contracts or agreements with the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport.

  • CHICAGO, May 15- Farmland prices in the U.S. Corn Belt softened in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting expectations for lower farm income as grain prices slide, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said on Thursday.

  • Corn Belt and Delta region of the Midwest eased in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter as bidding for grain acreage and rents tracked lower grain prices over the winter and expectations for this year, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- Foreclosure activity across the United States fell 1 percent last month, as banks scheduled fewer auctions even as they reclaimed more homes, a report from RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

  • TIPTON, Indiana, May 13- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said the company will be much stronger than it is today at the end of his plan to sell 7 million cars by 2018, even if it misses the targets he set forth last week. long used to advertise a brand of canned and frozen vegetables produced by General Mills.

  • May 12- Eli Lilly and Co said its type 2 diabetes drug was more effective than Sanofi SA's approved drug Lantus in reducing patients' blood sugar levels in three late-stage trials. Sanofi's Lantus is the world's most prescribed insulin product with quarterly worldwide sales of about $2 billion. The drug will lose U.S. patent protection in February 2015.