Home
 

AP Business News Headlines

Syndicate content
AP Top Business News At 2:17 a.m. EDT
Updated: 23 hours 16 min ago

Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

23 hours 39 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy....

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

23 hours 50 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japan's stock index surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery....

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

Thu, 2014-10-30 21:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....

Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:08
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage....

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Thu, 2014-10-30 17:58
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America....

Citi cuts earnings due to regulatory probes

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:37
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup has slashed its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, saying that recent investigations by regulators have altered the results it reported earlier this month....

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:35
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business....

Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:32
NEW YORK (AP) -- After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year....

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:50
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers....

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could....

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

Wed, 2014-10-29 23:44
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years....

As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence

Wed, 2014-10-29 22:35
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:...

AP IMPACT: US health care unprepared for Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-29 19:39
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network....

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Wed, 2014-10-29 18:39
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station....

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:20
NEW YORK (AP) -- A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay....

What is Orbital Sciences?

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:18
NEW YORK (AP) -- NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well - until this week....

Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work?

Wed, 2014-10-29 13:41
NEW YORK (AP) -- The $4 trillion experiment is over....

Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:40
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- What a difference a year makes....

Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail time

Tue, 2014-10-28 18:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website....

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:08
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business....