Duke Energy is submitting plans to North Carolina regulators to move millions of tons of coal ash from four high-risk plants to other locations, including open-pit clay mines.
Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.
Wheat and corn prices are surging this week as temperatures plunge in the U.S. Plains states and after a government report showed domestic supplies slipped.
The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens taken into space more than a half-century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000. The camera was reportedly purchased by astronaut Wally Schirra at a Houston photo supply shop in 1962 and carried into orbit aboard the Mercury-Atlas 8 and 9...
Add a U.S. Senate committee hearing to the growing list of troubles facing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp.
Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
The price of oil took another sharp tumble Thursday as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month.
General Motors says it now has contacted the families of the original 13 people whose deaths GM linked to faulty small-car ignition switches to tell them about its compensation program.
The federal government started the new budget year with a higher deficit in October than a year ago, but the increase reflected quirks in the calendar rather than a deterioration in the government's budget outlook.
Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer says it plans to end bacon production at its Kirksville plant, eliminating 275 jobs.
U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.
Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.
Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.
The Lockheed Martin built Orion spacecraft has completed its 22-mile, 6-hour journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, to launch pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Orion is now another step closer to its first test flight on...
Anchorage's lawsuit seeking compensation from companies that worked on the city's troubled port expansion has been expanded to include a fourth firm. The municipality last week in U.S. District Court added GeoEngineers Inc. to the lawsuit that includes Integrated Concepts...
North Carolina businesses won't have to pay even higher unemployment insurance taxes beyond what's required while the state still owes the federal government money to pay jobless benefits during the Great Recession. The U.S. Department of Labor told Gov. Pat McCrory this...
Call it a high-stakes political poker game, with the Louisiana Senate seat the big prize. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, on Wednesday called for vote on approving the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL...