IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:48 pmIRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year.
Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:36 pmPresident Barack Obama has signed legislation into law allowing him to sanction Venezuelan government officials who were involved in a crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 12:48 pmIn a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.
Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 12:30 pmIf the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.
Oil-price drop rattles smaller operators in Kansas
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 11:37 amWhen crude prices were high, Kansas oilman Robert Murdock made plans to drill 20 new wells next year. Not anymore.
Germany's BASF, Gazprom scrap planned asset swap
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 11:30 amGermany's BASF SE says it has agreed with Russian gas company Gazprom to call off an asset swap that the two firms had planned for the end of this year.
Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 10:14 amAmazon says it is offering one-hour delivery of thousands of basic products to its Prime customers in Manhattan.
European court rules obesity can be a disability
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 8:32 amObesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday -- a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.
Kraft Foods CEO to retire; Cahill named successor
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 7:49 amKraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor.
Portugal gov't issues order to stop airline strike
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 6:36 amPortugal's government has issued an executive order to stop a planned four-day strike by national airline staff during the busy Christmas holiday season.
Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 5:30 amFollowing the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits.
Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking
Associated Press | December 18, 2014 1:18 amIn the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.
Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 4:12 pmFederal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company.
Lethal injection drug bill clears Ohio Legislature
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 3:24 pmThe names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal sent Wednesday to the governor.
Study: Wealth gap largest on record
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 3:07 pmThere's even more proof that the rich are getting richer while everyone else gets poorer.
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