Business News

A sign is seen at an encampment set up near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, for opponents against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Opponents have called for protests around the world Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, as the Army prepared to green-light the final stage of the $3.8 billion project's construction. The Army said Tuesday, Feb. 7, that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)
February 09, 2017 - 9:49 am
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block...
Read More
February 09, 2017 - 9:42 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court has thrown out a complaint by a federation of Catholic families that dating site Gleeden's business model is illegal and anti-social because it encourages extramarital affairs. A Paris civil court ruled Thursday that promoting infidelity in ads isn't unlawful because...
Read More
February 09, 2017 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates eased slightly this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans slipped to an average 4.17 percent from 4.19 percent last week. That was still sharply higher than a 30-year rate that averaged 3.65 percent for all of 2016,...
Read More
FILE - This Nov. 4, 2013, file photo shows the sign outside of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter announced Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, that the company is struggling to convert its headline omnipresence into cash and its profit expectations going forward is sending investors scattering. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 09, 2017 - 9:29 am
Twitter may be the megaphone for the leader of the free world, but the company's headline omnipresence has yet to turn into a long sought after pot of gold for co-founder Jack Dorsey. In the near term at least, it appears that is the way it will remain. A lean profit outlook sent shares of Twitter...
Read More
The solar farm at the Indianapolis International Airport is pictured, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. Duke Energy and other utilities are backing measures in the Indiana Legislature and several other states that would eventually end the ability of small operators to produce solar power. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 09, 2017 - 9:27 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's energy utilities want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller companies from the emerging solar energy market. Solar power provides only about 1 percent of the country's energy, but the industry is growing rapidly, with figures showing...
Read More
Traders work the floor, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 09, 2017 - 9:26 am
U.S. stock indexes were modestly higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed earnings from Twitter, Kellogg, Viacom and other big companies. Energy stocks led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. Utilities were down the most. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average...
Read More
February 09, 2017 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of several airlines, including American, Delta, United and Southwest. Executives from air cargo companies were...
Read More
February 09, 2017 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses increased by a solid amount in December, while sales at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in more than five years. Both are good signs for future growth. The Commerce Department says inventories held by wholesalers rose 1...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Nordstrom shares sunk after President Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter “so unfairly” when it announced last week that it would stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
February 09, 2017 - 8:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House is rushing to the defense of Ivanka Trump's company — the latest sign the president can't seem to separate the presidency from his family's businesses. President Donald Trump added to a string of presidential firsts on Wednesday, and drew fire from ethics lawyers,...
Read More
This undated photo provided by Electricite de France (EDF), France's state-run utility company, shows the current nuclear plant of Flamanville, Normandy, France. French authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room early on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, but that there is no leak of radiation. No injuries have been reported. (Pierre Berenger/EDF via AP)
February 09, 2017 - 5:52 am
PARIS (AP) — A fire led to a blast in the machine room of a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast on Thursday morning but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator EDF said. EDF said staff at the Flamanville plant in Normandy immediately brought the fire under control. The cause...
Read More