The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
Butler University in Indianapolis has named Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, according to a Learfield news release.
A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer’s massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.
Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.
Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year.
Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster.
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.
The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.
The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone.
Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that it would be too early to start raising interest rates in June, as they debated whether the economy's winter weakness would fade or persist.
Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
The stock market showed little life on Wednesday as it closed yet another trading day barely changed from the day before.
Safety regulators say Missouri-based Kaldi's Coffee is recalling 700,000 disposable coffee cup sleeves because they pose a fire hazard.
The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy.
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
The stock market slipped back from its latest record high in a listless day of trading Tuesday. Oil companies and drillers tugged major indexes down as the price of crude oil dropped for a fifth day straight.