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  • Women business owners face gender gap, report says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee found that while businesses owned by women account for 30 percent...

  • Whirlpool 2Q profit falls 9.6 percent

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) on Wednesday reported net income that declined by 9.6 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations. The Benton Harbor, Michigan-based company said profit fell to $179 million, or $2.25 per share, from $198 million, or $2.44 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier....

  • State gives Texas energy company OK to drill test wells near Calhan, outside Colorado Springs

    A new energy company is one step closer to testing whether El Paso County can capitalize on Colorado's oil and gas boom. Agave Oil & Gas, a Fort Worth-based private development company, received state approval last week to drill two exploratory oil wells near Calhan, about 40 miles northeast of central Colorado Springs. The company...

  • Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation's capital with a new luxury hotel in the city's third-tallest building. Trump plans to break ground Wednesday on a $200 million hotel that will transform the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol. The...

  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six federal judges on two appeals courts have weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them. It was the latest illustration that presidents help shape their legacies by stocking federal courts with judges whose...

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington said the plain language of the law states that financial aid to help people pay insurance premiums can be provided only...

  • Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

    NEW YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals are so much alike that companies have...

  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday. Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled across international borders, said the official, who wasn't authorized to...

  • GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash. New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. said it expects to complete the deal for the newspaper in the third quarter. "The...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White...

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