NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 4:00 pmNASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 3:24 pmHealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.
Endo Int'l makes $1.4B offer for Auxilium Pharma
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 2:54 pmEndo International PLC says it is making an unsolicited offer for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals that values Auxilium at $28.10 per share.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 2:48 pmStocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as investors wait to find out when the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates. The Fed concludes a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. Health care and utility stocks gained the most.
UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 2:24 pmUPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season -- an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.
Figures on government spending and debt
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 2:00 pmFigures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 1:42 pmAmid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.
Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 1:36 pmWashington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion.
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 12:37 pmA new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.
GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 10:49 amEarly demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.
5 findings from Congress's report on safety agency
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 10:42 amRepublicans on the House Commerce Committee released a report Tuesday critical of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's top auto safety agency, and its handling of General Motors' delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches. NHTSA was also the subject of a Senate subcommittee hearing later Tuesday.
Proposed Texas site for Tesla factory falls short
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 9:24 amOfficials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials.
Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 8:42 amThe Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.
Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 6:54 amA media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.
US stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting
Associated Press | September 16, 2014 6:48 amU.S. stocks are falling in early trading ahead of an important Federal Reserve meeting.
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