Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT - U.S. Markets close in 3 hrs 30 mins

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Financial News from AP

  • Yellen stresses need for flexibility of Fed policy Associated Press - 3 minutes 11 seconds ago

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed must remain intent on adjusting its policy as needed to respond to unforeseen economic challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen is seeking ...

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. The deals are tied to ...

  • World stocks up on hopes Chinese slowdown is mild Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    World stock markets rose Wednesday after Chinese economic figures showed the slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected. Investors took heart from the fact that the world's second-largest ...

  • Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday Associated Press - 33 minutes ago
    Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it ...

  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines Associated Press - 46 minutes ago
    Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

    Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust ...

  • Former Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud. South Florida federal prosecutors filed a court document ...

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil Associated Press - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
    Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

    Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high ...

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
    Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

    Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, is longer and wider, ...

  • US stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
    Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Major stock indexes were notching small gains in morning trading Wednesday as investors cheered solid earnings from Yahoo and looked ahead to quarterly report cards from other big tech companies including ...

  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth Associated Press - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
    Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

    Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it. Gravely's company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before ...

  • Maine heating oil prices down Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    A government survey says the average price of Maine heating oil has dropped 3 cents to $3.64 per gallon. In its weekly survey, the Governor's Energy Office said Wednesday the average statewide price for ...

  • NM Land Office earns $69 million in March Associated Press - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    New Mexico schools, hospitals and universities received $69 million last month from the State Land Office. Public Lands Commissioner Ray Powell announced the monthly distributions Tuesday, saying his office ...

  • Grain mostly higher, cattle higher and pork lower Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at 7.0175 a bushel; May corn was 3.50 cents lower at 5.0025 a bushel; May ...

  • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
    Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

    A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive ...

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Ky. counties in 2013 Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and ...

  • W.Va. average per-gallon gas price up 1 cent Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Gas prices in West Virginia went up a penny a gallon since last week. AAA East Central reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.66 this week. That's 2 cents cheaper than the ...

  • Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers Associated Press - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs. In a 5-2 decision, ...

  • Rival owners of Philly newspapers pledge $77M bids Associated Press - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Rival owners fighting for control of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers have each pledged $77 million to take control of the company. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News are being ...

  • CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth Associated Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
    CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth

    CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter. Officials with the railroad said on a conference call Wednesday ...

  • Colorado budget finalized, sent to governor Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a $23 billion budget, sending to the governor a spending plan for next year that pours more money into public education and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The ...

  • Mo. payrolls, unemployment rates climb in March Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    Missouri's unemployment rate increased in March, though the size of payrolls also grew. The Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday that the jobless rate grew to 6.7 percent from 6.4 percent ...

  • Ga. alters state employee health insurance program Associated Press - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    The Georgia Department of Community Health announced Tuesday that it is looking to increase the number of companies participating in the State Health Benefit Plan and will offer more coverage options for ...

  • Recall hurts Abbott, but still tops expectations Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Abbott Laboratories' first-quarter net income tumbled 31 percent on unfavorable currency exchanges and a supplier recall that lowered sales of its baby formula. Still, the company beat most expectations ...

  • Georgia officials approve tuition increases Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester ...

  • Yahoo, PNC among early winners among US stocks Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
    Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Stock indexes are opening higher after more U.S. companies reported solid earnings and some encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo soared 8 percent after the company said it was benefiting from ...

  • Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox Associated Press - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
    Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

    The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company, which ...

  • US factory output extended solid gains in March Associated Press - 2 hours 45 minutes ago
    US factory output extended solid gains in March

    U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals ...

  • UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses Associated Press - 2 hours 57 minutes ago
    UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses

    Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses. Paul Flowers, a Methodist minister, resigned from the bank last year amid claims of drug use and inappropriate ...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane Associated Press - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
    Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings ...

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website Associated Press - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job ...

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic Associated Press - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands ...

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after ...

  • Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said. The 79-foot rig vessel ...

  • Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

    Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth. Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the nickname "the poorest president in the world," but his sworn declaration ...

  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, ...

  • Passengers were evacuated from a domestic Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday after a "smoky odor" was detected in the cockpit and main cabin due to what was later determined to be a burned-out fan. ...

  • 2 Slovaks arrested in counterfeit money case Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Slovak police have arrested two men after they allegedly produced counterfeit Czech and Swiss banknotes of "exceptionally" high quality and spent at least 1.2 million koruna ($60,000) of the ...

  • Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

    The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website. Lawyers for the former front man of The Jam and his family sued Associated ...

  • US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.

  • France targets welfare for big spending cuts Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    France targets welfare for big spending cuts

    France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit. ...

  • Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million. ...

  • The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese ...

  • Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available ...

  • The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes. The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final ...

  • Panel of administrators: NCAA system must change

    A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive. Three administrators participated in a discussion Tuesday on integrity and the commercialization of college athletics ...

  • Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe ...

  • Sternberg calls Tampa 'very, very attractive' Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location. "Tampa is obviously very, very ...

  • Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener

    Brazilian club Corinthians says it has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months. The club in charge of the Itaquerao said Tuesday ...

  • TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion

    Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show. Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive who ...

  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

    Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday ...

Next >>