A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]


Contractors clean up lead paint at a contaminated building in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

$1.1B Calif. paint ruling may lead to new suits

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California state judge has stunned the paint industry by ordering three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help local governments remove lead from an estimated 5 million homes. The […]


European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Tonio Borg addresses the media, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The European Union's executive Commission is backing plans to cultivate a genetically modified maize despite the objections of environmental groups which considers it dangerous. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

EU execs back OK for genetically modified corn

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved closer to approving the cultivation of a second genetically modified corn on the continent despite years of objections by environmental groups and widespread apprehension about GMO food among […]


Stocks close down again, giving up early gains

(AP) – Stock indexes are closing with slight losses, giving up modest gains from earlier in the day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points to close at 13,077 Wednesday, a day after one […]


Stocks close sharply lower

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s been one of the worst days of the year on Wall Street. Weak corporate earnings reports pummeled stocks Tuesday. Early figures show the Dow Jones industrial average is ending the […]


Weak outlooks from 3M, DuPont sink stock market

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks have been falling sharply on Wall Street after 3M and DuPont slashed their earnings forecasts. The Dow Jones industrial average has been down more than 250 points. The weak showings […]