- Alpha to idle 2 southern West Virginia mines, lay off 92 Updated: Oct-07-15 7:45 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources plans to idle two coal mines in southern West Virginia and lay off 92 workers at the end of November.
- Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding Updated: Oct-07-15 7:41 am
GEORGETOWN, South Carolina - Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.
- Work environment at Motor Vehicle Division being probed Updated: Oct-07-15 7:38 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Human Resources Management Services is investigating the state Transportation Department's Motor Vehicle Division, after former employees characterized the work environment as stressful and hostile.
- Casino developer Wynn files libel lawsuit Updated: Oct-07-15 7:28 am
BOSTON - The battle between casino developer Steve Wynn and the city of Boston is intensifying, with Wynn filing a libel lawsuit against an unidentified foe.
- Tax hike on humble Greek drink threatens town's future Updated: Oct-07-15 7:23 am
TIRNAVOS, Greece - At Statiris Tavern, the patrons' faces are hardened from a life of hard work - truck drivers, builders, and farmers who've just ended their grueling grape harvest.
- Louisiana's Bayou Rum maker signs distribution agreement Updated: Oct-07-15 6:53 am
LACASSINE, Louisiana - Bayou Rum maker Louisiana Spirits LLC has signed a long-term national distribution agreement with New York-based Stoli Group USA LLC.
- Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark Updated: Oct-07-15 6:39 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
- Nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian sells SLS Las Vegas stake Updated: Oct-07-15 6:16 am
LAS VEGAS - Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian who turned the Sahara hotel and casino into the SLS Las Vegas is selling his 10 percent stake in the struggling property to his business partner on the project.
- Vietnam set to be Pacific trade pact's big winner Updated: Oct-07-15 6:11 am
HONG KONG - An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.
- AB InBev ups its offer for SABMiller to create beer giant Updated: Oct-07-15 6:10 am
BRUSSELS - Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetened its offer for SABMiller to more than 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) on Wednesday as the Belgium-based brewer seeks to create a global beer behemoth.
- Biloxi's ninth casino closer to construction Updated: Oct-07-15 5:26 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Biloxi City Council has approved Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's plan for connecting the last length of the road around East Biloxi that will allow the city's ninth casino to move forward.
- Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast Updated: Oct-07-15 5:06 am
TOKYO - Global stock markets rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast, as oil prices extended a rebound.
- Vessel's messages will be key to inquiry of ill-fated ship Updated: Oct-07-15 4:59 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin will focus on the communications between the captain and the vessel's owner.
- VW CEO: recall of cars hit by scandal to begin in January Updated: Oct-07-15 4:52 am
BERLIN - Volkswagen plans to launch in January a recall of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's new chief executive says.
- Gov't health insurance website getting upgrades Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 am
WASHINGTON - Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.
- Lawsuit: Cable company hired man charged with sex crime Updated: Oct-07-15 4:23 am
HACKENSACK, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the Time Warner Cable Company, claiming a technician accused of raping her in her home should not have been hired.
- Company opens facility to process Asian carp Updated: Oct-07-15 4:04 am
FARMINGTON, Kentucky - A new Kentucky company is creating several dozen jobs in western Kentucky and turning the invasive Asian carp into a wholesale foods business.
- Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent Updated: Oct-07-15 3:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business.
- JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept Updated: Oct-07-15 3:28 am
NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York Updated: Oct-07-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general says Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in the state.
- Public gets chance to weigh in on pipeline proposal Updated: Oct-07-15 2:25 am
WATFORD CITY, North Dakota - Member of the public are getting a change to weigh in on a proposal to convert a crude oil gathering pipeline in northwestern North Dakota into a transmission line.
- Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration Updated: Oct-07-15 1:49 am
NEW YORK - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers.
- Gasholder, piece of industrial past, faces uncertain future Updated: Oct-07-15 12:35 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A round, red-brick relic of this country's industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire's capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward.
- Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records Updated: Oct-07-15 12:18 am
SHANGHAI - A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to hand over detailed information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring that allegedly sold millions of dollars of fake Gucci handbags and wallets in the U.S.
- As Pyongyang readies grand show, rural life still a struggle Updated: Oct-06-15 11:47 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital - such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round - pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct. 10.