A contract worker has died after falling about 25 feet while doing routine cleaning at a Formosa Plastics Corp. Texas plant.
The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council approved putting a temporary sales tax on the ballot later this year that, if passed by voters, would help fund a bigger, modern terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the eastern Massachusetts resort casino license.
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday.
A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors.
The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.
The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to remain in Meridian, Hattiesburg and Tupelo until a replacement airline is found.
County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage.
The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results.
Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
Norfolk Southern Corp.'s first-quarter profit fell 18 percent as severe winter weather slowed shipments and the railroad delivered 1 percent less freight overall.
Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for sale, this time to the highest bidder.
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.
Dow Chemical said Wednesday its first-quarter net income jumped 75 percent, helped by easy comparisons to a prior-year period weighed down by hefty one-time charges.
Brazil's Congress passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web on the eve of a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance that's expected to draw representatives from some 80 countries.
Two organizations that follow the state's real estate market say a shortage of homes on the market is driving down sales while driving up prices.
The Boeing Co. is offering buyouts to some of its nonunion employees in the St. Louis region.
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent.
Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.
A Kemper County drugmaker has laid off most of its remaining employees, making it likely that it will shut down while owing the state economic development money.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.