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July 27, 2017 - 30 minutes ago

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

According to MIT Technology Review, the experiment was just an exercise in science — the embryos were not allowed to develop for…

July 27, 2017 - 34 minutes ago

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Michigan Power has asked state utility regulators to approve a nearly 20 percent rate hike for its Indiana customers.

The company’s request to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission says the proposed 19.7 percent rate increase would be implemented in two phases…

July 27, 2017 - 35 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

9:35 a.m.

Big gains for technology, retail and phone companies pushed stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street.

Facebook, which was already trading at an all-time high, rose another 4.2 percent early…

July 27, 2017 - 47 minutes ago

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Donuts says customer traffic to its U.S. stores slowed during the second quarter, and that it expects to add fewer new locations this year than previously expected.

The chain says customer traffic declined at established locations from a year ago, marking the fifth…

July 27, 2017 - 48 minutes ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s transport minister said Thursday that it’s too soon to talk about burying the combustion engine, underlining his government’s reluctance to follow Britain and others in banning the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline from 2040.

Alexander Dobrindt said that…

July 27, 2017 - 57 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $202.1 million.

The New York-based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share.

The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research…

July 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. (NYT) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of 9 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,…

July 27, 2017

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a Hawaii macadamia nut company’s request to claim the nuts can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease under certain circumstances.

West Hawaii Today reported (http://bit.ly/2w3fKXx ) Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug…

July 27, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has ordered France and Belgium to end tax breaks for ports, saying they distort competition in the 28-nation European Union.

The European Union’s executive arm said in a statement Thursday that corporate tax exemptions granted to many French and Belgian ports…

July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, though the number of people seeking benefits remains near historic lows pointing to a healthy job market.

THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications rose by 10,000 to 244,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the…

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