• High court sends back ruling on Virginia redistricting

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at a ruling that said Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district. The justices on Monday said the lower court should reconsider the case in light of the high...

  • Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the...

  • US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies. UnitedHealth Group jumped 4 percent early Monday after the nation's largest health insurer said it would buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped...

  • GNC reaches deal with NY AG over Herbal Plus products

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products. In February, Schneiderman's office sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens for allegedly selling store brand herbal...

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent slightly more in February following two straight monthly declines and their income rose by a healthy amount, a development that economists hope will keep boosting spending in coming months. Consumer spending edged up a tiny 0.1 percent last month...

  • Fortune Brands buying Norcraft for about $600 million

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home and security products company Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. will buy the cabinet maker Norcraft Companies Inc. for about $600 million. Deerfield, Illinois-based Fortune Brands will pay $25.50 per share, marking a 14.7 percent premium to Eagan,...

  • Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower inflation rate and more...

  • Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment is writing "Ben Bernanke's Blog," where he'll be free to air his opinions on...

  • Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. The bills, like the one enacted last week in Indiana, create a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to...

  • Healthways decides against selling company after review

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Healthways' board has decided against selling the company after reviewing its strategic options to boost shareholder value. Healthways Inc. announced the review in January. The company said Monday that its board unanimously decided that continuing to execute...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement