• Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

    Updated: 48 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights...

  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, would make Aetna a sizeable player in...

  • Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff's most important clients has earned leniency at sentencing because his cooperation provided new insights into history's largest financial fraud, prosecutors said. In a...

  • 'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" earned a chart-topping $7.7 million on...

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks were mixed, with France's CAC 40 falling 0.6 percent to close at...

  • Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp will hear the groups'...

  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare Advantage provider Humana Inc. That came...

  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future?

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny. Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find,...

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