Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.
Demand from China, rising domestic purchasing power, cheap land and labor have helped Brazilian giants earn themselves a healthy slice of the international food sector, as shown by the Heinz-Kraft merger.
Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the retreat is expected to be short-lived. Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost consumer spending.