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  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. "There is a little bit more of a reality check of what that actually would look like, how you would implement it, and then down the road how you would exit from that," said George Rusnak, managing director of global fixed income for Wells Fargo Private Bank in Princeton, New Jersey, in reference to the potential ECB stimulus.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina US stocks drift lower in afternoon trading as investors await key economic events Mexico president announces $9.2 billion airport project for capital, to quadruple capacity US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years Norwegian goes black tie with $3 billion acquisition of high-end cruise line Prestige

  • AP Top Financial News At 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Home Depot investigates possible data breach Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading Mexico plans $9.2 B airport project for capital US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

  • New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000 Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    YORK, Maine— New England' s tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000. A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. It is one of 57 active lighthouses in Maine and is the tallest in New England, though not the highest above sea level.

  • Sept 2- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday a federal contract worth up to $42.3 million would help accelerate testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that is being developed by privately held Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc..

  • DETROIT, Sept 2- The key hearing on the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history started on Tuesday in a federal courtroom, where teams of attorneys began laying out arguments over Detroit's plan to adjust $18 billion of its debt.

  • Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    ST. CHARLES, Mo.— The man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- New York state's attorney general on Tuesday accused regional bank Evans Bancorp of illegally discriminating against African-Americans in Buffalo by denying them mortgages.

  • They said the Navy will wait to seek proposals for the contract until after the Pentagon conducts a broad review this fall of intelligence and surveillance programs. Navy officials had hoped to release a final request for proposals for the UCLASS this month, after a meeting of Pentagon officials on Sept. 10.

  • Adviser bio page vanishes from Russian fund site Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Until last weekend, the Russian Direct Investment Fund touted prominent U.S. and European executives who serve on its international advisory board by posting their names on its website. The Russian fund was created under President Vladimir Putin to raise capital for investments.

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman- 9781101046340-. 4. Private Down Under by James Patterson& Michael White- 9781455529773-. 6. Where She Went by Gayle Forman- 9781101476321-.

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Home Depot investigates possible data breach Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase Darden Restaurants makes new offer to activist

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina US stocks drift lower in afternoon trading as investors await key economic events US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years Norwegian goes black tie with $3 billion acquisition of high-end cruise line Prestige Darden tells shareholder Starboard Value that it can nominate fourth Darden board candidate

  • Sept 2- Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants Inc, in a concession to one of its largest shareholders, Starboard Value LP, on Tuesday announced a revised slate of director nominees that includes four new candidates, four incumbents and four open spots for Starboard picks.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:42 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina US stocks drift lower in afternoon trading as investors await key economic events US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years Norwegian goes black tie with $3 billion acquisition of high-end cruise line Prestige Darden tells shareholder Starboard Value that it can nominate fourth Darden board candidate

  • Darden Restaurants makes new offer to activist Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Darden Restaurants offered more concessions to activist investor Starboard Value on Tuesday in a fight for control of the Olive Garden parent. Darden Restaurants Inc., the owner of restaurant chains such as Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze and LongHorn Steakhouse, offered to let Starboard select three directors with the company's support in July.

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:42 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Home Depot investigates credit-card data breach Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase Darden Restaurants makes new offer to activist

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:36 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina US stocks drift lower in afternoon trading as investors await key economic events US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years 1-800- FLOWERS buying Harry& David for $142.5 million Select Income REIT to expand portfolio with $2.7 B acquisition of Cole Corporate Income Trust Ireland's surging tax take eases deficit, signals kinder 2015 budget after 6 years' austerity

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:36 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Home Depot investigates credit-card data breach Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline US stock market drifts lower in afternoon trading US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July 1-800- FLOWERS buying Harry& David for $142.5 M Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7 B deal Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande& Nicki Minaj. 7. Break Free, Ariana Grande. 1. My Everything, Ariana Grande.