A California Supreme Court decision Thursday could help speed up construction of a $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco by allowing the project to sidestep a strict environmental law.
The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 12:12 p.m.
Intel's more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea's Samsung Electronics elbows the U.S. manufacturer aside to become the leading maker of computer memory chips.
A state fair, where one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart, will be open Thursday, officials said, but the rides won't be running until they all are determined to be safe.
The ACLU and other groups have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Oklahoma business owners engaged in a human trafficking scheme that lured workers from the Philippines promising good wages, but instead used them as cheap labor.
The Senate has approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act's highly unpopular penalty for not having health insurance could backfire on Republicans, prompting significant premium increases if it were actually to pass.
Starbucks plans to shutter all its Teavana stores as it seeks to improve its financial performance.
Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant in Wisconsin wlll be the first U.S.-based facility for the Taiwan-based electronics giant.
Intel Corp. more than doubled its second-quarter profit as sales of its personal computer chips strengthened and the company made further inroads in promising new areas of technology.
The Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration.
A jury is set to hear closing arguments at the securities fraud trial of former biotech CEO and social media provocateur Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee).
Honda says a driver in Florida has died in a crash that involved an exploding Takata air bag inflator.
The leader of Poland's ruling party says the government intends to "decentralize" the media after it completes an overhaul of the judicial system that the European Union has denounced as violating democratic norms.
Several hundred workers who maintain American Airlines planes are demonstrating for higher pay and an end to outsourcing at the world's biggest airline.
Southwest is reporting second-quarter net income of $746 million.
Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter earnings more than tripled as it benefited from a cost-cutting drive and recovering oil prices.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Facebook Inc., up $4.83 to $170.44
Mexico's food safety agency says it is "premature" to point to Mexican papayas as the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S. One person in New York has died of the disease and 46 have fallen ill in 12 other states.
Big gains for Facebook, Verizon Communications and other companies reporting healthier-than-expected results nudged U.S. stock indexes a bit further into record territory on Thursday.