| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Forget about cutting interest rates. A Republican senator said he wouldn't even let Lawrence H. Summers, a leading contender to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, cut his lawn.
“I wouldn’t want Larry Summers to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 AM
BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case.
Neil Heywood, 41,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:07 PM
More details emerged Wednesday concerning the case of a Norwegian "black metal" musician and neo-Nazi arrested on suspicion of planning a "a large terrorist act."
French authorities arrested Varg Vikernes and his wife Tuesday at a home near Salon-la-...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month.
The train was en route from Madrid to the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:29 AM
There’s nerviness -- that was Lance Armstrong denying for years that he had engaged in doping, aggressively insisting that the public and his sponsors should trust his word over whatever some of his colleagues in the sport were saying about him....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board opens its latest screed against the 2010 healthcare law Monday by paraphrasing H.L. Mencken as follows: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class." I...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times.
Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects.
The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Investigators from the U.S. attorney's office for the Central District of California are looking into whether a Caterpillar subsidiary may have dumped train parts in the ocean near the Port of Long Beach as part of a scheme to conduct fraudulent train...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Just when it seemed there was no way for Starbucks products to become more ubiquitous in your life, the coffee giant announced it will start selling its Evolution Fresh juice and Evolution Harvest line of snacks in Whole Food stores across the country....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:36 PM
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s historic $13-billion settlement with the federal government will pay down a major chunk of the bank's ballooning legal tab.
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the widely expected settlement of faulty...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:04 AM
On his blog Rough Type last week, Nicholas Carr addressed the flattening of e-book sales. Citing a report from the Assn. of American Publishers, Carr noted that “in the first quarter of 2013, overall e-book sales in the U.S. trade market grew by...