posted: 05/28/2015 2:05 a.m.
Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put a climate-change expert on the board and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions.
posted: 05/28/2015 2:03 a.m.
Merion Homes bought two dozen ranch-style houses in Northern Virginia's Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it's selling customized residences three times larger at prices topping $1 million.
posted: 05/28/2015 2:02 a.m.
Companies searching for cures for cancer and testing treatments for crippling genetic diseases are capturing the interest of venture capitalists -- and their money -- more than at any time in the past seven years.
posted: 05/28/2015 1:59 a.m.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering most of their losses from Tuesday, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues.
posted: 05/28/2015 1:58 a.m.
Ex-Wal-Mart exec on sales firm's board Duncan Mac Naughton, former executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Wal-Mart U.S., has been named to the Crossmark board of directors.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:08 a.m.
As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:08 a.m.
Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:07 a.m.
More Americans bought new homes in April -- evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:06 a.m.
They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:04 a.m.
The Falcon 9 rocket of billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX won U.S. Air Force certification, letting the company battle a Boeing Co.-Lockheed Martin Corp. venture for national security space missions.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:03 a.m.
The rapid rate of wealth creation by billionaire entrepreneurs will probably level off over the next two decades as economic growth slows in emerging markets and governments act against income inequality, a study found.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:02 a.m.
The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar.
posted: 05/27/2015 2:01 a.m.
Price drop pinches Louisiana shrimpers DULAC, La. -- After a few years of steady prices, Louisiana shrimpers are watching the prices for their catches plummet this season.
posted: 05/25/2015 2 a.m.
Next year, deckhands on ships docked at Middle Harbor on California's San Pedro Bay won't see many people on the wharf. Remote-controlled cranes towering 165 feet overhead will pluck containers from vessels' holds, and driverless trucks guided by magnets embedded in the asphalt will carry cargo to robotic hoists in a sorting yard.
posted: 05/25/2015 1:58 a.m.
PORT AUSTIN, Mich. -- The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines.