By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Soybean prices are at the highest level in four years after an extended spell of hot, dry weather caused crops to droop.
Soybeans for November delivery rose 51.75 cents, or 3.5 percent, Thursday to finish at $15.265 per bushel,
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States launched a trade complaint Thursday against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports of American-produced automobiles
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
The largest Presbyterian group in the United States is considering divesting from three companies over the Israeli military use of their products in the Palestinian territories.
The proposal before the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A
By STEVEN DUBOISAssociated Press
DUNDEE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man shot and killed his estranged wife and their two children at his home on the Fourth of July before killing himself, police said Thursday. Court records show the woman had sought to keep her husband away from the
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
The CEO of US Airways says he still wants to merge with American Airlines, but he's in no hurry.
US Airways CEO Doug Parker has been publicly pushing for a deal with American since April 20, when he won the support of
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A slew of disappointing economic news spooked investors Thursday and pushed down the price of oil.
Major retailers reported tepid sales in June as consumers cut back on spending. And service companies appeared to be
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service companies grew in June at the slowest pace in nearly two and a half years, more evidence that the economy has weakened.
But those same firms boosted hiring last month, supporting other data
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreen Co. took another step Thursday in its push to grow through acquisitions when it announced the $438 million purchase of a regional chain that operates USA Drug, Super D and May's drugstores.
The Deerfield, Ill.,
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Trolley was packed. Hotel rooms facing the bay were sold out. And local radio was set to simulcast a patriotic score for the Fourth of July show.
But instead of 20 minutes of fireworks, the crowd
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers could be sweating it out this summer.
Shoppers, worried about jobs and the economy, pulled back on spending in June, slowing sales for most retailers to the weakest pace since 2009. And that