- As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.
- Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of
NEW YORK (AP) — The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.
- US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.
- 'Technical issue' cripples much of Swedish air traffic
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish officials say "a technical problem" is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden — the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation.
- Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.
- Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
NANCHANG, China (AP) — China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.
- Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.
- New York City's storied Four Seasons restaurant relocating
NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant considered by many to be New York City's original power lunch spot has found a new location.
- Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.