Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sketched a picture Thursday of an improving U.S. economy and said “the case for an increase” in interest rates has strengthened. The Fed is widely …
AOL is cutting about 500 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it trims back following some deals and focuses on mobile, video and data.
A central Montana power storage project that would act as a giant battery to supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources has received a favorable review from federal regulators.
Sally Buzbee, a veteran journalist with deep experience in both U.S. and overseas news, has been named the new executive editor of the Associated Press.
Some Hanford workers said they had concerns about raising issues related to possible chemical vapor exposures during a review by the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
Rising energy costs pushed consumer prices higher in October, but overall inflation remains tame.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week, reflecting deep declines in U.S. government bond prices in the days after Donald Trump’s election victory.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their …
Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy.
A Georgia court has rejected Fiat Chrysler’s appeal of a $40 million award to a family whose child who died in a Jeep fire.
Asked on TV earlier this year whether a President Donald Trump would ever mix politics with business, his eldest son, Donald Jr., said there was no risk of that. The …
A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.
Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent purge.
U.S. factory output rose slightly in October, aided by greater production of automobiles, home electronics and appliances.
U.S. officials canceled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence held steady this month, though their expectations for sales into next year dimmed slightly.
The U.S. Geological Survey says it has discovered in West Texas one of the largest reserves of recoverable oil in the agency’s history.
Garco Building Systems is closing its manufacturing plant in Airway Heights and has laid off 112 workers.
The company building a $3.8 billion oil pipeline sought a federal judge’s permission Tuesday to circumvent President Barack Obama’s administration and move ahead with a disputed section of the project …
The old University High School building is for sale after a flurry of school construction, remodeling and relocation in the Central Valley School district, and a small Christian school hopes …
A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled a hearing to consider a request by lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump …
The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …
The Teamsters union called Tuesday for health-care giant McKesson to take back millions of dollars in incentive pay from chief executive John Hammergren, citing damage to the company’s reputation caused …
Estee Lauder Cos., making the biggest acquisition in its history, agreed to buy cosmetics company Too Faced for about $1.45 billion, scooping up a makeup brand that’s popular with millennials
A plush elephant pillow that could suffocate a baby, a plastic hammer with the potential to cause head injuries, and a slingshot-like device that shoots balls of slime that could …
Tinder has started giving users the option to select a gender other than man or woman.
Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.
Egypt’s state news agency says Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of crude per month, starting in January.
American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.