By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Colgate-Palmolive will cut more than 2,310 workers, or 6 percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016 in a push to make the consumer products company more efficient.
Colgate, which is based in New York and has 38,600 employees, wants to
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Subscriber trends are turning south again for Sprint Nextel as it struggles to compete with Verizon Wireless, the juggernaut of the industry.
The country's No. 3 wireless carrier on Thursday said it lost overall subscribers for the first
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s third-quarter net income fell 44 percent on charges for a loss on early extinguishment of debt. But it sold more cigarettes at higher prices and expanded its industry-leading share of the U.S.
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Aetna Inc.'s third-quarter earnings rose 2 percent as lower-than-expected health care use and revenue gains helped the insurer trump Wall Street expectations.
The Hartford, Conn., company recorded a $96 million pretax benefit in the third quarter because
By ALEX DOMINGUEZ and NORMAN GOMLAKAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - A former megachurch maintenance man accused of killing a volunteer leading a prayer service was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque in Maryland, according to police documents.
Floyd Palmer was acting as
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, German (AP) - Another drop in lending to companies in the 17-country eurozone showed the economic downturn is deepening, as a brighter mood on financial markets fails to catch on with businesses.
The European Central Bank said Thursday that loans to
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Rather than leave a 56-year-old uniform hanging in a closet at his Idaho home, Don Larsen decided it should be used for education.
He's auctioning off the Yankee pinstripes he wore in 1956 when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say a 19-year-old man accused of killing his sister-in-law and her two small children in an attack that stunned authorities in northern California for its brutality had a strained relationship with his family.
By BRIAN BAKST and KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - In a stirring tribute Thursday to former Sen. George McGovern, Vice President Joe Biden hailed the one-time presidential nominee as the "father of the modern Democratic Party" for his forceful stand against the Vietnam War
By CHRIS CAROLAAssociated Press
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - It's scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world's first recorded blooper.
The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a