Reusable rocket: In a first, booster returns safely to Earth
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.
Regulators move on high-speed traders
Regulators are proposing new procedures to more closely monitor high-speed trading in response to wild market swings brought on by a series of technical breakdowns.
General Mills sets goal to buy all-cage free eggs by 2025
General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.
US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014
Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014.
Google to buy solar power to run massive NC server farm
Google says it will offset the tremendous electricity needed for its North Carolina server farm with solar power under a new program that allows corporations to voluntarily pay more for renewable energy.
German prosecutors investigating VW for tax evasion
German prosecutors say they have widened their investigation of Volkswagen to include suspicion of tax evasion after revelations that some of its cars were emitting more carbon dioxide than officially reported.
US economy grew at 2.1 percent rate in third quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, largely because of a less severe slowdown in businesses stockpiling.
Texas solar panel company to pay $8.5M in fraud case
A Texas solar company must pay $8.5 million for importing unsafe panels from China and falsely labeling the items as U.S. made.
Fire truck alert app for drivers piloted in Michigan
A new app being tested in Grand Rapids warns drivers to the presence of emergency vehicle traffic.
Wal-Mart and Target stretching their Cyber Monday deals
Get ready for the stretched version of the Cyber Monday online sales wars.
Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US
As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.
Volkswagen to have fix proposals in by month's end
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the company will have technical details on fixing cars fitted with emissions-rigging software to German regulators by month's end, and most will not need major work.
Stocks edge higher, continuing momentum from last week
Stocks are inching higher Monday morning after the market completed its biggest weekly gain of the year. Pfizer and Allergan slipped after announcing a deal to combine and create the largest drug company in the world.
Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs
The oil industry is mired in its latest bust. But in Texas, education officials are working harder than ever to prepare more young people for the oilfield.
Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers
U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers, but strict regulations have slowed adoption of the technology.
8 Michigan companies earn highest marks for LGBT policies
Eight Michigan companies have earned perfect scores for having inclusive, non-discrimination policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.
New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets
A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus, among other things.
New facility opens, to build hulls for new nuclear subs
A Rhode Island facility is about to begin building new nuclear ballistic missile submarines.
Charlotte man indicted for role in theft of $1M
A Charlotte man has been indicted for his role in stealing $1 million from 90 accounts at the financial services company TIAA-CREF.
Oregon and Washington delay crab season because of toxin
Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.
Indonesia, Malaysia form OPEC-like palm oil council
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's top two palm oil producers, have inked an agreement to set up a council for palm oil producing countries in a bid to ensure price stability by managing production and stock in the global market.
FDA approves Takeda drug for blood cancer multiple myeloma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it approved another drug to treat a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma.
Starwood warns of data breach at 54 of its hotels
Starwood says hackers were able to see debit and credit card information of some people that dined or shopped at 54 of its hotels, including some Sheraton, Westin and W locations.
Tesla recalling all Model S sedans for seat belt issue
Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after a passenger's seat belt became disconnected.
Hyundai recalls nearly 305K cars for brake light problem
Hyundai is recalling nearly 305,000 Sonata midsize cars because the brake lights can stay on when the driver isn't stopping.
Drought in South Africa may devastate rooibos harvest
A trade council says an ongoing drought in South Africa will devastate the rooibos tea harvest, which may lead to a 90 percent price increase. The United States is one of the biggest importers.
Hold on a second: UN kicks 'leap second' decision down road
For this decision, a U.N. agency has decided to take its time.
Foreign owner ban scuttles Australia's biggest land sale
An official says a ban on foreign investors buying a pioneering dynasty's ranch holdings has scuttled Australia's biggest land sale.
Estonia hosts NATO cyberdrill with focus on infected tablets
Thirty-three countries are attending NATO's largest ever cyberdrill in Estonia, focusing on malware in tablets and how infected devices may compromise data privacy for staff of the world's biggest military alliance.
Man set to plead in US Airways flight diverted to Pittsburgh
A Utah man has been scheduled to plead guilty to interfering with a flight crew on a New York-bound US Airways jet that had to be diverted to Pittsburgh as a result last month.
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