By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airlines Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
The Federal Communications Commission will
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will not be involved in deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.
John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are lower in midday trading on Wall Street as traders react to some disappointing earnings from U.S. companies.
Laboratory Corporation of America plunged 10 percent Wednesday after cutting its full-year earnings forecast.
Joy Global, a maker of mining equipment, sank 4
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Senate on Wednesday approved the most dramatic oil reform in decades, moving the country closer to opening its beleaguered, state-run sector to private companies and investment.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing the government to grant contracts
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Central Bank has adopted an official symbol for the national currency, the ruble, which has been approved in a public vote.
The Cyrillic "P'' with a horizontal stroke has won 61 percent of votes on the Central Bank's web site. The letter is pronounced as "R."
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks sagged Wednesday as investors assessed weak earnings reports from several U.S. companies.
Health care stocks had some of the biggest declines. Laboratory Corporation of America slumped after cutting its full-year earnings forecast. Quest
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The CEO of Delta Air Lines says a bigger security fee being considered in Congress will be paid by travelers, not by the airlines themselves.
CEO Richard Anderson calls the fee a tax, and says it means fares are going up. He says the increase
LONDON (AP) - Four people have been arrested by detectives investigating the suspected theft of 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) from two U.K. banks, police in London said Wednesday.
Metropolitan Police said search warrants executed at two addresses on Tuesday as part of the investigation turned up
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system's launch 18 days ago.
That works out to an average of 111,111 units per day. And company officials say users have spent over 83 million hours with the games, TV, and apps on Xbox One
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's debt-ridden LOT airline said Wednesday it has improved its finances through cost cuts and a reorganization of its business.
LOT said it will close the year with a loss of some 20 million zlotys ($5 million), or about 110 million zlotys less than had been assumed
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Pleading with the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade