WASHINGTON The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls, a resurgent dollar and disruptions at West Coast ports, but activity already has rebounded modestly.
A Charter Communications van. The bid for Time Warner Cable would catapult Charter from the fourth-largest cable company to the No 2 slot behind Comcast.
[NEW YORK] US stocks fell modestly on Friday as a key consumer confidence measure came in lower and the government confirmed that the economy contracted in the first quarter.
Iowans and national leaders were chagrined at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal setting the amount of biodiesel and ethanol that should be blended in the nation's fuel supply.
SAN FRANCISCO - Intel is close to clinching a takeover of fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of consolidation in the semiconductor industry.