- Political skills above language for EU's Tusk
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 11:40 AM
Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation - Poland - has only sat at the EU table since 2004.
- Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:58 AM
Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
- Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:32 AM
Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
- IMF: Ukraine may need another bailout due to war
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:30 AM
In its first in-depth assessment since granting the country a $17 billion bailout program in March, the IMF said Tuesday "risks loom large" for the country's economy. Analysts say Ukraine's gross domestic product might tumble even more.
- Private equity firm to buy Compuware for $2.5B
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:24 AM
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is spending about $2.5 billion to buy Compuware and take the software developer private. The companies say Compuware stock owners will receive about $10.92 for each share they own.
- US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:05 AM
U. S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.
- New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 10:04 AM
New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo.
- US stock market edges higher at open
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 09:45 AM
Investors are looking ahead to central bank meetings this week in Europe and Japan, and waiting for key U. S. employment figures Friday. The plunge came a day after the drug developer said its potential treatment for prostate cancer fell short in late-stage research.
- Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 09:45 AM
 he tackles French — as well the power of silence — in Venice Film Festival entry "Far From Men," a stark story about two men, a schoolteacher and a murderer, caught up in Algeria's war for independence. Mortensen — tanned, muscular and radiating energy while meeting reporters in Venice — said he chooses roles for the chances they give him to study, learn and gain new skills. Daru would rather offer the doomed Mohamed (French actor Reda Kateb, who was in "Zero Dark Thirty") the chance to escape, but the prisoner is stubbornly reluctant to avoid death. Mortensen, who was born in New York to Danish and American parents and spent part of his childhood in in Argentina, said he identified with "a certain displaced quality" in the film characters. The physical thread continues in his upcoming "Captain Fantastic," about a self-sufficient family struggling to adjust to urban life. Throughout his career, Mortensen, 55, has moved between blockbusters such as "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy — he played Aragorn — and edgier fare like David Cronenberg's Russian gangster story "Eastern Promises" and Freudian drama "A Dangerous Method."
- Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 09:40 AM
Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 09:28 AM
Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.
- Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 09:01 AM
Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.
- Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 08:44 AM
Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
- Norwegian to buy luxury cruise operator Prestige
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 08:37 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line is getting into the luxury cruise business by acquiring Prestige Cruises International in a deal worth about $3 billion.
- Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 08:32 AM
Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher are Europe's wild-card selections for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States at Gleneagles.
- 1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 08:17 AM
1-800-FLOWERS. COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.
- US home prices rose at slower pace in July
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 08:04 AM
U. S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales.
- Moelis & Co. names Cantor as vice chairman
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 07:24 AM
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director.