DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - United Arab Emirates-based construction company Arabtec says it's working to resolve a rare strike by laborers seeking higher wages.
Labor protests are uncommon across the Gulf Arab states, which depend on workers mostly from South Asia for vital construction
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.
The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Chesapeake Energy has named Anadarko Petroleum executive Robert Douglas Lawler as its new CEO.
The appointment of the 46-year-old Lawler comes after a tough year during which Chesapeake's board ousted its founder and the company worked to shore up its finances.
The new CEO
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are relatively flat as investors take a breather and some analysts wonder how long the bull-market run can last.
Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 7 points to 15,308. The broader S&P 500 is down less than a point at 1,662.3. Nasdaq futures are down
By MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Actavis is buying Warner Chilcott in an all-stock transaction valued at about $8.5 billion which would create the third-biggest specialty pharmaceutical company in the U.S.
The announcement on Monday comes after the two companies said earlier
By LOUISE WATTAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China is urging North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat whose owner says it was seized by gun-toting North Koreans earlier this month and held for ransom, in the latest irritant in relations between the neighboring allies.
Boat owner Yu Xuejun,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer spending is likely to pick up this year, while government spending declines at a faster rate, according to a survey of business economists.
The economists predict that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and 3 percent next year. That's unchanged from
By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate supporters of far-reaching immigration legislation accepted minor changes in public while negotiating over more sweeping alterations in private Monday as they drove toward expected Judiciary Committee approval by mid-week.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a long-awaited White House visit, President Barack Obama on Monday told Myanmar's president that he appreciates the Asian leader's efforts to lead the country in "a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAP Business Writer
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay
PULLMAN -- Pullman police arrested Washington State linebacker Logan Mayes for a hit and run last Thursday.
The incident led to Mayes' arrest May 16th just after 6:30 p.m. on NE Westwood Drive.
A WSU spokesperson told SWX that the coaches are aware of the situation and it will remain a
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22 minutes to the