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Investors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected range

Investors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected range

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.

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Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

One slip could be devastating for many families, study finds.

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Exploding air bag may have killed Texas man

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air ba…

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Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online sear…

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Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

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Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon.

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Dartmouth bans hard liquor, takes steps to prevent rape

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence…

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Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa's quarterly profit rose 11 percent as consumer spending grew on the credit and debit card processor's massive payment network.

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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to ap…

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India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S.…

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Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

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Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon.

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Dartmouth bans hard liquor, takes steps to prevent rape

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence…

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Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa's quarterly profit rose 11 percent as consumer spending grew on the credit and debit card processor's massive payment network.

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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to ap…

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India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S.…

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Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift

Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.

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Visa announces 4-to-1 stock split

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa has announced a four-to-one stock split, effective March 18.

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Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile

Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectation…

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FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colorado man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law b…

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McDonald's and Yahoo are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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McDonald's new CEO faces onslaught of competition

McDonald's new CEO faces onslaught of competition

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege.

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Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.

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Venezuelan hedge fund manager gets 13 years for fraud scheme

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan-American hedge fund manager was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for running a Connecticut fraud…

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EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens

EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he e…

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Casino union protests Taj Mahal cuts outside Icahn office

Atlantic City casino workers demonstrated outside the New York City offices of billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Thursday to protest the elim…

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Decoding the jargon of mutual funds: a look from A to E

NEW YORK (AP) — Few industries slip into jargon as much as the investing world. As quickly as you can give your shoe size, mutual fund manager…

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FBI releases photos of San Francisco gold nugget thieves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI has released photos made from surveillance video of three masked thieves stealing historic gold nuggets on displa…

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Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will move forward with drilling off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain permits it needs …

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US colleges seek economic diversity in students from China

US colleges seek economic diversity in students from China

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and…

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Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Bias complaints at Daimler Portland plant settled for $2.4M

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Daimler Trucks North America agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle discrimination complaints filed by six minority worker…

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Fans snap up caps designed and worn by Seahawks' Lynch

Fans snap up caps designed and worn by Seahawks' Lynch

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hats off to Marshawn Lynch.

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Shell to revive plans to drill in Arctic

Shell to revive plans to drill in Arctic

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to resume drilling in Alaska this year even as it plans to cut spending by $15 billion over the next…

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Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market.

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Oil producers push to export US crude even as prices drop

Oil producers push to export US crude even as prices drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dropping oil prices aren't slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban…

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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial C…

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Sunbeam recalls Holmes space heaters that can spray hot oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household dam…

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With federal OK, SunZia to seek states' approval

With federal OK, SunZia to seek states' approval

Backers of the SunZia power line in Arizona and New Mexico turn effort to state and local permits.

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Alibaba shares tumble on 4Q revenue miss

Alibaba shares tumble on 4Q revenue miss

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba's Group shares dropped 10 percent on Thursday after the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse reported holiday-quarter revenue…

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Jones New York to close stores, end wholesale business

NEW YORK (AP) — Jones New York announced Thursday that it is closing stores, discontinuing its wholesale business and will look at strategic a…

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Stock market turns mixed at midday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading as the price of oil continues to fall.

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Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a d…

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Nokia turns to fourth quarter profit buoyed by strong growth

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia made a net profit of 443 million euros ($502 million) in the fourth quarter and sales grew nearly 10 percent, but its sh…

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For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to th…

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Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks

Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks

MILAN (AP) — Expo 2015 officials have heightened security measures surrounding the world's fair in Milan, which is expected to attract more th…

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Grain lower, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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US pending home sales tumble in December

US pending home sales tumble in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into …

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near hi…

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Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and s…

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Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

BEIJING (AP) — For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese r…

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Hershey dips into meat market with Krave Jerky

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.

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Stock market opens higher; McDonald's stock surges

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as investors digest a mix of corporate and economic news.

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US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will l…

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German unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors

German unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors

BERLIN (AP) — German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Age…

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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 bill…

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Deutsche Bank posts surprise profit as litigation costs ease

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower…

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Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

GoDaddy, for example, decided to pull an ad that showed a dog being sold online.

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