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Lufthansa to offer Germanwings crash compensation this week
Lufthansa is preparing to make a compensation offer this week to relatives of those who died in the March 24 Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.
White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico
The White House says it has no plans to bail out Puerto Rico from its debt crisis.
Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery
Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from a Toledo restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a relative of the original owner and the current ownership group.
Switzerland's Novartis buys US biotech firm Spinifex
Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis says it is buying Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based biotechnology company that specializes in developing treatments for chronic pain.
Texas-based H-E-B recalls some buns, glove possibly in dough
San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall for some hamburger and hotdog buns after a glove possibly fell into the dough.
Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle
The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.
EU leaders seek boost in two-way trade with China
China is already the No. 2 trading partner of the European Union, but EU leaders are using a summit in Brussels to call for even more trade and investment.
2 Uber managers detained in France over low-cost service
The spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor says two Uber managers have been taken into custody for questioning over "illicit activity" linked to the ride-hailing company's low-cost service.
Hyundai replaces General Motors as NFL auto sponsor
The National Football League is getting a new official automotive sponsor: Hyundai.
Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises to 119
The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by two to 119.
Thai ice cream company apologizes for gay slur
A Thai ice cream company owned by Unilever has apologized for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024
U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. has secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).
Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit
A jury is deliberating the merits of an $850 million lawsuit that a young Swedish woman brought against her former Wall Street boss over claims of a sexual relationship turned sour.
Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama's law yet again, the country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care.
Michigan utilities work to comply with air pollution rule
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision this week about new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants, but Michigan's utility companies have already been working toward compliance.
David Cassidy will auction Fort Lauderdale home
Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy is putting his Fort Lauderdale home up for auction.
'Ted 2' lags behind 'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out'
A foul-mouthed teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
American finished repainting about half of its fleet
American Airlines Inc. has finished updating about half of its old American and US Airways airplanes with a new paint job and livery.
China cuts interest rates for 4th time to boost economy
China's central bank has announced the fourth recent round of interest cuts and lower reserve requirement ratios for small businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish economy.
Armenian president suspends electricity hikes behind protest
The president of Armenia has suspended hikes in household electricity rates in an effort to end the protests that have blocked the capital's main avenue for six straight days.
Texas A&M launches engineering academies at 4 schools
Texas A&M University has partnered with an energy company to try to get more students at two-year colleges to study engineering.
Kohl's, California prosecutors reach nearly $1M settlement
Kohl's has reached a nearly $1 million settlement with prosecutors in four California counties who alleged some of the Wisconsin-based company's department stores charged customers more than the price advertised on shelves and signs.
Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes.
Spirit Airlines building new maintenance hangar in Detroit
Spirit Airlines Inc. is building a new maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Survey: Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January
Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.
Fargo-based equipment company acquires new stores in Montana
Fargo-based RDO Equipment Co. has acquired three John Deere stores in Montana.
Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation
The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese seatbelt and air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of 33.8 million air bags, has apologized to shareholders.
Some Michigan businesses ending sales of Confederate flags
Some sellers of flags in Michigan are planning to stop offering Confederate flags after the church massacre in South Carolina.
Proposed solar farm would power about 1,200 homes
Green Mountain Power and a solar power firm are proposing to build the utility's largest solar farm, in eastern Vermont.
Plans move forward for drone research at Michigan airport
Plans to fly unmanned aircraft from a Michigan airport as part of a drone research effort are moving forward.
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