- Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 09:04 PM
Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.
- Samsung Electronics' 2Q profits down 20 percent
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 08:22 PM
Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that its second-quarter profit dropped 20 percent as smartphone and tablet sales fell.
- Pyeongchang's organizers elects new president
Associated Press, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 08:08 PM
The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang says South Korea's Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho has been elected as president.
- George W. Bush writes book about father
Associated Press, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 06:05 PM
His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H. W. Bush.
- Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 05:46 PM
President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.
- New 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 05:40 PM
The U. S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.
- UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 03:55 PM
The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.
- Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 03:54 PM
Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
- Argentines shrug off risk of default
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 03:17 PM
Argentines shrug off risk of default
- Comparing US Fed's views on inflation, job market
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 02:20 PM
A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 17-18:
- Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 02:17 PM
Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.
- Fed makes sixth reduction in bond buying
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 02:16 PM
The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U. S. economy needs less help. In a statement after a policy meeting, the Fed says it's paring its monthly purchases by another $10 billion to $25 billion.
- Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 02:11 PM
Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting:
- Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 01:17 PM
Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.
- An early rally fades on the US stock market
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 12:49 PM
U. S. stocks are turning mostly lower in midday trading, erasing an early gain. Genworth Financial sank 12 percent and Goodyear Tire & Rubber fell 7 percent after turning in results that disappointed investors. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,964 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 84 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,827.
- Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 12:24 PM
A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.
- Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC
Associated Press, Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 12:21 PM
Argentina's economy minister has resumed efforts to solve the South American nation's financial crisis without a default.