• Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to 18,643.71 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

  • APNewsBreak: 72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday. The settlement with 72...

  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'FREAK attack'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which...

  • Yellen says Fed learning from mistakes of 2008 crisis

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve has worked hard to correct the mistakes exposed by the 2008 financial crisis. She says the Fed cannot eliminate the possibility of a future banking crisis. But she says it can make them less likely and less...

  • 72 passengers reach settlements with Asiana Airlines, Boeing after deadly San Francisco crash

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 72 passengers reach settlements with Asiana Airlines, Boeing after deadly San Francisco crash.

  • Target to cut $2B in costs, including several thousand jobs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years. The goal: to make the Minneapolis-based discounter more agile to compete in an increasingly competitive landscape and appeal to shoppers who are...

  • Judge hears arguments over Citibank and Argentina bonds

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Citibank lawyer has warned a judge its Argentina branch will be in "great danger" if he refuses to let the South American nation pay interest to bondholders. Attorney Karen Wagner described the threat to federal court Judge Thomas Griesa during arguments Tuesday in...

  • Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legendary billionaire investor defended his Silicon Valley venture capital firm Tuesday while testifying in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as...

  • AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. Tests conducted last...

  • Fed Chair Yellen reports small dip in assets for 2014

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have gotten a job promotion last year, but her total assets don't appear to have gotten a bump. Yellen's financial disclosure form for 2014, which was released Tuesday, showed a net worth of between $4.92 million and $13.37 million. On the...

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