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  • NEWARK, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was "sad" his friend and confidant admitted shaking down United Airlines to reinstate a flight to make it easier for him to reach his vacation home in South Carolina. Samson is the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was a mentor to Christie.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp.' s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. will create a company with the financial resources to expand the distribution of natural gas across the country as utilities shift further away from coal to the cleaner-burning fuel, the chief executive of the country's largest electric company said Monday. Duke Energy is spending $5...

  • LOGAN, W.Va.— Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It's less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. He and two customers ponder what this city might look like in 10 years if nothing changes.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- The major U.S. stock indexes rose modestly on Friday, for a fourth straight day of gains, helped by encouraging U.S. manufacturing data. The S&P 500 tallied its best week since November, staging a strong rebound from its worst two-day decline in 10 months sparked by Britain's shock vote last week to leave the European Union. "Clearly, people have...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- The major U.S. stock indexes clung to modest increases on Friday, helped by encouraging U.S. manufacturing data, putting them on pace for a fourth straight day of gains. The S&P 500 was on track for its best week since November, staging a strong rebound after its worst two-day decline in 10 months after Britain's shock vote last week to leave the...

  • The deal has also won antitrust approval in Europe and Brazil. The two companies account for 60 percent of beverage can supply in North America, 69 percent in Europe and 74 percent in Brazil, according to Morningstar analysts. European packaging maker Ardagh Group has agreed to buy divested assets for $3.42 billion, including 12 plants in Europe, eight in the...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Boeing Co signed an agreement to sell jetliners to Iran Air, the company said on Tuesday, confirming Iranian statements about the historic deal to sell 100 jetliners to the airline. The agreement brings more work to Boeing's factories in Washington state and South Carolina, and helps the aerospace and defense company catch up with a $27 billion,...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Boeing Co signed an agreement to sell jetliners to Iran Air, the company said on Tuesday, confirming Iranian statements and briefly sending its shares up sharply in early trading. The agreement brings more work to Boeing's factories in Washington state and South Carolina, and helps the aerospace and defense company catch up with a $27 billion,...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, June 16- June was supposed to have been a triumphant month for Walt Disney Co theme parks, with the flashy opening of a long-planned resort in Shanghai and a new Florida attraction based on its wildly popular animated movie "Frozen." Instead, the company is facing a public relations crisis and the possibility of legal action after an alligator...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 16- Germany's BMW broke ground on its new Mexican plant on Thursday, pledging to invest a total of $2.2 billion in the region through 2019.. The $1 billion plant is located in San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico that is close to the country's industrial heartland and the U.S. border, and is expected to produce 150,000 cars a year.

  • June 16- Wall Street closed higher on Thursday as investors digested the implications of a British lawmaker's death on the country's impending referendum on whether to leave the European Union. The lawmaker, Jo Cox, had been a vocal supporter of Britain remaining in the European Union. "We're seeing a move in the pound rallying off its lows, the Treasuries coming...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • June 9- Boeing Co on Thursday named a new leader for its South Carolina operations and said it would further streamline and integrate its 787 Dreamliner production in South Carolina and Washington state. Before moving to South Carolina, Wyse headed the Boeing 737 program as general manager. Mark Jenks, a vice president and 787 program chief, will work directly...

  • June 9- Boeing Co on Thursday named a new leader for its South Carolina operations and said it would further streamline and integrate its 787 Dreamliner production in South Carolina and Washington state. Joan Robinson-Berry, a 30- year company veteran, will head operations in the southern state, including the 787 production line and engineering, propulsion...

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • June 7- Strong winds and heavy rainful were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was 90 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, at 4 a.m. eastern time and moving at 31 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Florida Governor Rick Scott,...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday sweeping northern Florida with heavy rainfall and strong winds as it headed northeast toward southeastern Georgia and coast of North and South Carolina. As Colin blasted 50 mph winds at Florida, a tornado was reported in Lee County Florida, the National Weather Service said. Florida Governor Rick...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday and was moving across northern Florida, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state's governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. A tropical storm warning was in effect for northern Florida north into North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had...