Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

Published Mar. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote...

Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Published Mar. 28 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to...

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

Published Mar. 28 2017

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.


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Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Published Mar. 28 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Published Mar. 28 2017

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it...

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

Published Mar. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2...

US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; Oil up

Published Mar. 28 2017

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of...

Carnival 1Q profit jumps on lower fuel cost, revenue boost

Published Mar. 28 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Carnival Corp.'s profit more than doubled in the first-quarter as lower fuel costs and higher revenue...

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

Published Mar. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for...

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

Published Mar. 28 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the...

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Published Mar. 28 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let...

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

Published Mar. 28 2017

LONDON (AP) - A new 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too...


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White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

Published Mar. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of...

South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

Published Mar. 28 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of...

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

Published Mar. 28 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin'...

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Published Mar. 28 2017

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a...

Souq.com says Amazon has bought it after $800M counteroffer

Published Mar. 28 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com has been bought by Amazon for an...

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Published Mar. 28 2017

Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald...

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

Published Mar. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago.

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

Published Mar. 28 2017

BEIJING (AP) - American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest...

Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street sinks

Published Mar. 28 2017

BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries that the Trump administration might not...


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Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Published Mar. 27 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global...

Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

Published Mar. 27 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was...