By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. said Tuesday they had completed their merger now valued at about $32 billion to form the nation's largest electric company. But the normally routine event came with a twist
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks climbed Tuesday in an abbreviated holiday trading session after an encouraging report about manufacturing. Energy stocks rose the most because of increased tension over oil-rich Iran.
By ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is suspected of playing a key role in financing and recruiting for al-Qaida and other violent groups
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is moving toward decisions that would further cut the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil jumped to near $86 a barrel on Tuesday as markets weighed the effects of sanctions against Iran and the possibility that Tehran could block a key Middle East shipping route.
By early afternoon in Europe,
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is planning a trip to Israel this summer, an aide to the likely GOP nominee said Monday.
Details about exactly when and where Romney will visit were not immediately available, and the aide spoke on
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea continues to violate U.N. sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Syria and Myanmar and illegally importing luxury goods, according to a long-awaited report by a U.N. experts panel.
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Last week's spike in the price of oil may have been a little overdone.
Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 1.4 percent in New York, paring back some of the 9.4 percent increase on Friday. Oil fell by $1.21 to end the
By JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Physicists say they have all but proven that the "God particle" exists. They have a footprint and a shadow, and the only thing left is to see for themselves the elusive subatomic particle believed to give all
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech state-run power utility CEZ says it has received bids from three international companies to build two more nuclear reactors at the Temelin nuclear power station in the country's south.
CEZ says the bidders for the multibillion-dollar