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Lava flow doesn't completely stop home sales
You'd think that nothing would kill a real estate market like an active lava flow. But you'd be wrong.
Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent
Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent beginning next week in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on the discs instead of Internet video services such as Netflix.
Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention
Democrats have narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities: Columbus in Ohio, New York and Philadelphia.
Wish granted: Same-day delivery for the holidays
A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.
Merck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal
Merck & Co., one of the world's top developers and sellers of vaccines, has entered a partnership with a small drug developer to research and manufacture a potential Ebola vaccine now in initial patient testing.
High-end home sales surge in Southern California
A new report finds the number of Southern California homes bought for $2 million or more in recent months is the highest on record.
As computer hackers dissect cars, automakers react
Where consumers see an advantage in cars that connect to the Internet for entertainment or use computers to parallel park, hackers see an opportunity.
Gap in deal with European online retailer Zalando
Gap is teaming up with Zalando to sell its clothing and accessories on the European online retailer's website, helping to expand its presence in the region.
Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port
Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium.
Report: plant's chemicals not listed in 911 call
Four workers killed by poisonous gas during a recent Texas chemical leak were trapped inside a pesticide plant for an hour before 911 was called, and no one told dispatchers what substances were inside.
Survey: US gas prices fall 10 cents per gallon in 2 weeks
A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.84.
Minnesota company recalls ground beef
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.
3 months after Napa quake, recovery rolling
State and federal authorities have paid out the first $12.1 million in recovery aid for the Aug. 24 quake that hit the California cities of Napa and Vallejo.
Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.
UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
The head of London's police force says as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.
Delta jet slides off icy taxiway in Detroit
A Delta jet has slid off an icy taxiway at Detroit Metro Airport.
Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays
Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing.
Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
Put down that aerosol spray can.
Anti-government protest in Albania's capital
Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.
Mantachie official unplug public e-cigarette use
The town of Mantachie has banned e-cigarette and similar inhalers from public places.
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.
Hawaii and Alaska pay more for Thanksgiving feasts
Residents of Hawaii pay the highest prices in the nation for their tasty birds and fixings on Thanksgiving, and Alaska feasts are almost as expensive.
Unemployment falls in 34 states
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 34 states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.
Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups
Ford says its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
Colorado pot credit union could open next year
Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.
Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment
A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
What's QE, anyway? A look at central bank stimulus
It's the stimulus measure with the long, baffling name.
Dutch move 122 tons of gold out of US
The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros ($5 billion) from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam.
Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks
Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.
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