By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Transportation Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx expects to ship a record number of packages during the holidays, thanks to shoppers' growing fondness for buying online.
The world's second-largest package delivery company expects to handle 280 million shipments between
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Business Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Resources Inc. said Monday that it plans to close and decommission its Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin after it was unable to find a buyer for the nuclear power plant. It would be the first such closure since 1998,
NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen Holdings N.V. said Monday that its third-quarter net income rose 3 percent as demand for the company's data tracking increased and it paid less in interest expense and cut some costs.
Nielsen, a provider of information and insight into what global consumers watch and buy
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The toys wars are heating up, with Hasbro planning to beef up spending on advertising after reporting that its third-quarter results fell by 4 percent.
Hasbro, whose toys include My Little Pony, Transformers and Scrabble, said Monday that its
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the top of their roosts in Washington, leaders of Congress are, as usual, turning out to be niche players on the national campaign stage.
The Senate's top two leaders, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - They say they were using birth control, but it failed.
One woman would have had the baby but the man she was in a relationship with didn't want her to. Another was having an affair with a married man and viewed a pregnancy as unthinkable. A
WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by retailers and trade groups against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. fails to protect merchants from abuse by credit card companies, a national retail group says.
The lawsuit, which dates to 2005, centers on the subject of
By The Associated Press
GUNS GUNS GUNS: An analysis by The Associated Press of data tracking the health of the gun industry shows that President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for guns.
WHAT'S HAPPENED: Sales are on the rise, so much that some manufacturers cannot make enough fast
By The Associated Press
TransCanada has reaffirmed its plan to restart the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to the Midwest on Saturday, although rainy weather is hampering the company's on-site work.
TransCanada shut down the 2,100-mile pipeline Wednesday after tests showed possible safety
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil fell 2.2 percent Friday after disappointing U.S. corporate earnings and a drop in existing home sales sparked worries again about the global economy.
Benchmark oil fell $2.05 to finish at $90.05 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used