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Most American households doing better financially

Published May. 25 2016

Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400...

EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

Published May. 25 2016

The European Union's regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle...

Bayer makes $62 billion offer for Monsanto

Published May. 23 2016

German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based...

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

Published May. 21 2016

A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without...

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

Published May. 20 2016

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting...

Hy-Vee recalls trail mix for possible Listeria

Published May. 20 2016

Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria.

Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Published May. 20 2016

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

Published May. 19 2016

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama...

Genetically altered food safe but not curing hunger

Published May. 19 2016

Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report...

New Google products, services take aim at its biggest rivals

Published May. 19 2016

From virtual reality to a new smart-home speaker, Google is showing off just how pervasive it has become even...

Mertens held liable for assets in company it bought

Published May. 18 2016

Fulton-based Mertens Construction Co. is liable for the employment security issues of a Tipton company it bought, an appeals court...

Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case

Published May. 17 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to an Internet search firm sued for posting false information about...

Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Published May. 17 2016

Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their...

Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Published May. 14 2016

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers...

As fliers wait in security lines, gov't asks for patience

Published May. 13 2016

Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers "to be...

What is TSA's PreCheck expedited screening program?

Published May. 13 2016

Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation...

Grower recalls orange habanero peppers from Texas, Indiana

Published May. 13 2016

A South Texas grower has recalled shipments of orange habanero peppers shipped to Indianapolis and McAllen, Texas, since April 28...

Missouri Legislature upholds veto on changing union dues collection

Published May. 13 2016

The Missouri Legislature has upheld Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have changed how public-sector union members...

Bias complaints on Facebook's 'trending' tool

Published May. 12 2016

What's behind the accusations Facebook is manipulating its "trending topics" feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?

Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

Published May. 12 2016

Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form.

Callaway nuclear plant back on line

Published May. 12 2016

Refueling and maintenance activities at Callaway Energy Center are complete, and the 1,190-megawatt nuclear plant is back in service, according...

Google to ban payday lending ads

Published May. 12 2016

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."

Obama signs bill to deter theft of trade secrets

Published May. 11 2016

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that gives employers a new tool in preventing the theft of...