- Q&A: What stock market tumble means for China, rest of world Updated: Jul-28-15 6:37 am
BEIJING - China's stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month following an explosive rise. On Monday, the Shanghai Composite Index suffered its biggest daily fall since 2007. Here's what the sell-off means for China's economy and other countries.
- Timeline of Chinese government measures to halt stock slide Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am
BEIJING - A timeline of government measures aiming at curbing a slide in share prices after China's main market index peaked June 12 and fell sharply in the following weeks:
- Britain's economy grows 0.7 percent in second quarter Updated: Jul-28-15 5:25 am
LONDON - Britain's economy picked up speed in the second quarter of 2015, when it expanded by 0.7 percent compared with the previous three-month period.
- China stocks fall for second day, Europe rises Updated: Jul-28-15 5:24 am
BEIJING - Chinese stocks fell further Tuesday after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose.
- 5 things to know about the fight over the Export-Import Bank Updated: Jul-28-15 3:14 am
WASHINGTON - The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate welfare and are pushing for it to stay dead. But late Monday the Senate voted 64-29 to add legislation reviving the bank to a sweeping highway bill being considered on the floor.
- Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.
- Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal Updated: Jul-27-15 5:50 pm
Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season - the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.
- Solid growth predicted in Vermont's revenue forecast Updated: Jul-27-15 5:31 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Solid growth is predicted for state revenue for the rest of this fiscal year and next year, economists told the state's fiscal leaders on Monday.
- Republic stock plunges on possible flight disruptions Updated: Jul-27-15 5:22 pm
DALLAS - Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation's biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff.
- World Trade Organization approves Kazakhstan's membership Updated: Jul-27-15 4:44 pm
BERLIN - Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva-based body formally approved the country's membership Monday.
- Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away Updated: Jul-27-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
- Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant Updated: Jul-27-15 3:50 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.
- Russia considers ban on import of Dutch flowers Updated: Jul-27-15 2:58 pm
MOSCOW - Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the downing of flight MH17.
- With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.
- As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006 Updated: Jul-27-15 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.
- Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist Updated: Jul-27-15 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.
- Orders for US durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of this volatile category, a key category that represents business investment rose by a far more modest amount.
- Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties Updated: Jul-27-15 10:22 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.
- Metro Toledo export industry grows by record $1.4 billion Updated: Jul-27-15 8:49 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Helped by a favorable location for transportation and agricultural commerce, the metropolitan Toledo area has seen a rise in the value of its exports by a record $1.4 billion.
- Italian group confirms talks with Economist Group Updated: Jul-27-15 6:35 am
LONDON - An Italian investment group owned by the Agnelli family has confirmed it is in talks with Pearson PLC to increase its stake in the Economist Group.
- Survey shows unexpected upturn in German business confidence Updated: Jul-27-15 5:01 am
BERLIN - Business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has risen unexpectedly this month as worries over Greece have subsided, a closely watched survey showed Monday.
- Florida cities continue to lead nation in cash home sales Updated: Jul-27-15 3:05 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Florida cities continue to lead the nation in all-cash real estate transactions.
- Virginia fair to begin online advance ticket sales Aug. 3 Updated: Jul-27-15 2:16 am
DOSWELL, Virginia - Online advance ticket sales for the State Fair of Virginia will begin Aug. 3.
- Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell Updated: Jul-26-15 9:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.
- Bend's housing market too expensive for young people Updated: Jul-26-15 4:19 pm
BEND, Oregon - Melissa Glidewell describes life in Bend as "poverty with a view."