• Report: Health insurer Humana considering a sale

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale. Analysts have been discussing for a few weeks the possibility that large health insurers flush with cash may be...

  • [More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study has shown that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. Studies presented at a medical conference...

  • Amazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over the next several years. The deal between Ohio's job-creation entity, JobsOhio, and the retailing giant was announced Friday. It adds a third data computing center in...

  • Recalls this week: Folding knives, night lights, bicycles

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    More than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and bicycles. Here's a more detailed look: FOLDING KNIVES DETAILS: Gerber's Cohort open...

  • High-yield bond funds: Love them or leave them?

    Updated: 15 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't know what to make of the junk-bond market? Join the club. One month, dollars are flooding into junk-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The next, dollars are pouring out the opposite direction. Consternation is nothing new for this part of the market:...

  • New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

    Updated: 30 min ago

    At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Not reserved. Sold. As in, every meal for almost every seat for an entire month bought and paid...

  • US Bancorp CEO warns of cuts if interest rates don't move

    Updated: 45 min ago

    U.S. Bancorp's leader has warned that his company might consider cutting staff if interest rates don't begin to rise later this year, as federal officials have indicated. Chairman and CEO Richard Davis told guests at a conference that engaged and happy employees are a key to making...

  • Head of UAW rival: No close ties to anti-labor group at VW

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a rival group to the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee says his group doesn't share close links to another outfit that worked against a union election at the factory last year. The American Council of Employees was formed...

  • White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws is dividing fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped. Congressman Don Young, an Alaska Republican, wants to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and...

  • US consumer sentiment drops in May

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment dropped to 90.7 from 95.9 in April. The May reading was the lowest since November. Consumers of all ages and income levels were gloomier this...

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