By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina utilities regulators on Friday approved the long-planned takeover of Progress Energy by Duke Energy, clearing the last major hurdle to creating the largest American electric company.
PARIS (AP) - Lawyers for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say they're filing a lawsuit against the French magazine Closer for claiming that Strauss-Kahn and his wife have separated.
Anne Sinclair, Strauss-Kahn's wife of two decades and once a diva
By GEIR MOULSON and JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers on Friday approved Europe's new budget-discipline pact as well as the eurozone's permanent €500 billion ($623 billion) rescue fund, hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel defended concessions
By TOBY STERLINGAP Business Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed Friday to buy the half of Corona maker Grupo Modelo it doesn't already own for $20.1 billion in cash, in a deal that will greatly increase the size and dominance of the world's largest brewer
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pilots at Delta Air Lines approved a new contract on Friday that will prompt a major shift in the way Delta uses smaller jets.
The deal is likely to become a benchmark for pilot talks at United Airlines, too
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Toyota's problems with runaway acceleration just won't go away.
Three years after the company recalled its first cars to fix the problem, it has identified two more models at risk, the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX
By The Associated Press
GOING TO MARKET: Coty Inc. said Friday that it plans to raise $700 million in an initial public offering.
POST-AVON: The seller of perfume, OPI nail polish and other beauty products is moving on after dropping a $10.7 billion takeover
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmers nationwide are anticipating more profit from corn than other crops this year and planted 96.4 million acres of it this spring, the most in nearly eight decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday
By ALISON MUTLERAssociated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Defying an order to disband, an academic panel ruled Friday that Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta plagiarized large sections of his doctoral thesis and called for him to be stripped of his Ph.D. The announcement adds
NEW YORK (AP) - Alcoa is selling its 351-megawatt Tapoco hydroelectric project to power provider Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners for about $600 million.
Tapoco is a four-station hydroelectric project located on the Little Tennessee and Cheoah rivers in