Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of industry-backed safety standards, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.
You can't miss it, rising off the main highway, a mountain of toxic soot towering over the flat, sunbaked scrubland of eastern Venezuela.
Five generations of Philip Vinson's family have labored using tongs to pull oysters from Apalachicola Bay's shallow waters. He fears there won't be a sixth.
Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.
Monday, April 6, 2015
After turning a deaf ear to pressure for years, U.S. businesses are digging into their pockets to improve the lot of the lowest-paid workers, but also their own images.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Snapchat, the social network for users who like the security of disappearing messages, released its first transparency report Thursday showing hundreds of requests from U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies.
Friday, April 3, 2015
The U.S. trade deficit plunged in February as both imports and exports sank, driven by a since-settled trade dispute and a global economic slowdown that has cut into oil prices and caused the dollar to rise in value.
Gary Dahl, the creator of the "Pet Rock," an idea whose nutty simplicity made it a marketing sensation in 1975, has died at the age of 78, U.S. press reports said Wednesday.