US stock indexes slip further, but bond yields surge
U.S. stocks slipped for the third consecutive day Thursday as media and defense companies skidded. Bond yields climbed to their highest levels since May, which helped banks and hurt stocks that pay big ...
USA Today publisher Gannett posts loss as print ads sink
USA Today publisher Gannett, suffering from the ongoing print-ad declines that have hurt the broader newspaper industry, is cutting jobs as it reported a loss in its latest quarter. The company said it ...
Auto insurers: Distraction big factor in traffic death surgeAuto insurers believe drivers who text, use smartphone apps or are otherwise distracted are a big factor in the recent surge in traffic fatalities and injuries, an industry official said Thursday. The ...
Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option ? getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated ...
First Lady says support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal
EU eyes Canada trade deal breakthrough, Ottawa cautious
Belgium announced a breakthrough Thursday to save a landmark EU-Canada free trade deal, winning over domestic holdouts who threatened to torpedo the agreement and further damage Europe's international credibility. The deal was originally supposed to have been signed in Brussels on Thursday, but talks last week failed to persuade Belgium's fractious French-speaking communities to back the agreement. "This is an important agreement that is on the table," Prime Minister Charles Michel told a press conference after marathon talks to win over Belgium's francophone Wallonia region.
Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules
New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules that require internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T ...
UN says school attack in Syria may be potential war crime
BEIRUT (AP) ? U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for an immediate investigation of an attack on a school in Syria's Idlib province that the U.N.'s children's agency is calling one of the deadliest of its kind in the country's six-year war.
Fox boss: We want to keep Megyn Kelly
NEW YORK (AP) ? Fox News boss Rupert Murdoch says that he wants to keep anchor Megyn Kelly at the network, but if she decides to leave "we have a deep bench of talent, many of whom would give their right arm for her spot."