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US economy expanded at 2.4 percent in 4th quarter

Posted: 02/28/2014 - The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, significantly slower than first thought, reflecting slower consumer spending than initially estimated.

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Airline pilot shortage? Not clear, report says

Posted: 02/28/2014 - It's not clear there is a shortage of airline pilots even though regional airlines report difficulty over the past year in finding enough pilots to hire, according to a draft report by a government watchdog obtained by The Associated Press.

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Push for Web addresses in era of search, apps

Posted: 02/28/2014 - In the early days, you typed in a domain name address to reach a website. Then came the ability to reach websites directly through a search engine. The mobile era brought us phone apps for accessing services without either.

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Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy

Posted: 02/28/2014 - The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection, acknowledging that a significant amount of the virtual currency had gone missing.

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EBay founder defends plan to retain PayPal

Posted: 02/27/2014 - EBay's founder Pierre Omidyar is weighing in on billionaire investor Carl Icahn's claims that the company is not operating in the best manner for shareholder value.

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Yellen: Fed monitoring recent weaker economic data

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says some recent economic figures have pointed to weaker consumer spending than had been expected. She says the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a temporary blip.

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Muhammad Ali floats, stings and now tweets

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Before Cassius Clay fought Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title, the Louisville boxer said he could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Fifty years later, Muhammad Ali is using another winged creature, the blue Twitter bird, to reach his fans.

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Senate heads toward showdown vote on veterans bill

Updated: 02/27/2014 - A Democratic bill enhancing health care and other benefits for veterans is facing an uphill climb as the Senate approaches a showdown vote on the $21 billion legislation.

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US safety opens probe into GM recall response

Updated: 02/27/2014 - Federal investigators are looking into whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million older-model small cars in a case linked to 13 deaths.

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Video supports spending on federal research

Posted: 02/27/2014 - A group of science, higher education and business organizations concerned about cuts in federal research dollars are hoping a new video focusing on what it describes as the "innovation deficit" will go viral.

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Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys

Posted: 02/27/2014 - President Barack Obama is calling on America's businesses, philanthropists and government leaders to join forces to put more young men of color on a path toward successful lives.

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Arizona governor vetoes religious freedom bill

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected the state to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

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Big changes ahead for frequent fliers on Delta

Posted: 02/26/2014 - Delta Air Lines is making fundamental changes to its frequent flier program and will reward those who buy its priciest tickets, as opposed to those who fly the most miles.

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Justin Bieber jail video release is expected

Posted: 02/26/2014 - Video of Justin Bieber at a South Florida police station after his January arrest is expected to be made public, with some sensitive parts omitted.

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Don't believe everything you read

Posted: 02/26/2014 - Don't believe everything you read online. That's the lesson a Maryland police chief is learning.

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Disney lauches digital movie app

Posted: 02/26/2014 - Disney is launching a digital movies app that allows fans to store movie purchases online and play them back over Apple devices and computers.

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