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Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher
NEW YORK — Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 200 points. Visa, the world’s largest payment-processing company, turned in...
By Matthew Graft The Associated Press FULL STORY
Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Fed
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond. The result isn’t a fluke. It turns out the world’s biggest...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he’s gay
NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay,” makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation. In a country where more major-league athletes have come out than top CEOs, business leaders and gay-right...
By Mae Anderson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chevrolet makes the best of exec’s nervous speech
DETROIT — A few hours after General Motors regional manager Rikk Wilde committed a major-league blunder on national television, the dreaded call came from his boss. But instead of a lecture, Wilde got support from Chevrolet chief Brian Sweeney. He still has a job, even though he nervously stum...
By Tom Krisher The Associated Press FULL STORY
LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb
NEW YORK — LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading. The company’s guidance for the current quarter, however, was below Wall...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost
MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost..
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
FORT KENT, Maine — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bi..
Wall Street caps wild month with stock rally
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two w..
Burkina Faso army general takes power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blai..
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