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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment A risky bet on Alibaba?

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:22 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2 B loss as smartphones lag Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel World stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Bank of England remains split on rates Strong euro dents 1st- half profits for Zara owner

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:22 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment A risky bet on Alibaba?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss to swell to $2.1 billion after writing down value of mobile business Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment A risky bet on Alibaba?

  • AP Top Financial News At 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel World stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Bank of England remains split on rates Strong euro dents 1st- half profits for Zara owner

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:54 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel World stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Strong euro dents 1st- half profits for Zara owner Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:54 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss to swell to $2.1 billion after writing down value of mobile business Shares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse Hong Kong tycoon pays $20 M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order World stocks higher on hopes Fed won't speed up rate hikes timetable, China stimulus reports UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment A risky bet on Alibaba?

  • Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

  • Environmentalist's group targets Maine Gov. LePage Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— A California billionaire's political operation is entering Maine's three-way race for governor and will target 90,000 potential voters who it believes can help defeat Republican Gov.

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Russia's rich have followed that rule for nearly a decade, and now fret the unspoken promise may be void. Market watchers are almost unanimous in saying that Yevtushenkov's house arrest is a move by the government and state-owned oil giant Rosneft to take control of his oil company, Bashneft.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:24 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending French prime minister wins confidence vote Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:24 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars; Google has 25, VW and Mercedes 2 each As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy Russian billionaire tycoon put under house arrest on money-laundering charges

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:13 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending French prime minister wins confidence vote Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:13 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars; Google has 25, VW and Mercedes 2 each As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy Russian billionaire tycoon put under house arrest on money-laundering charges

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007 California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars; Google has 25, VW and Mercedes 2 each As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild. Federal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges French prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy Russian billionaire tycoon put under house arrest on money-laundering charges

  • AP Top Financial News At 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meets US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending French prime minister wins confidence vote Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:54 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meets US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike US producer prices unchanged in August Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending French prime minister wins confidence vote Russian billionaire placed under house arrest