Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games
9 Dec. 20131:04 PM ET
LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
New American Airlines emerges as deal closes
9 Dec. 201311:16 AM ET
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
Sysco to buy US Foods for about $3.5B
9 Dec. 20131:03 PM ET
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the largest food supply companies is buying one of its key rivals, creating an even larger, global distribution company.
Tech giants call for controls on gov't snooping
9 Dec. 201311:53 AM ET
LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by revelations that the U.S. government collects people's personal data on their networks, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.
Survey: Fed economic stimulus will end in 2014
9 Dec. 201312:02 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve will begin to pull back on its massive economic stimulus program in the first three months of 2014, according to a November survey done by the National Association of Business Economists.
Justices hear dispute between airline, pilot
9 Dec. 20131:27 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court questioned Monday whether a Wisconsin airline can be held liable for reporting one of its pilots as mentally unstable and potentially armed. Federal authorities pulled the pilot off a flight on which he was a passenger, but found no cause for concern.
Airbus parent EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in overhaul
9 Dec. 20131:37 PM ET
PARIS (AP) — European air and defense company EADS, the parent company of Airbus, said Monday it is cutting 5,800 jobs over the next two years as part of a major overhaul to reduce costs and refocus on civil aviation.
McDonald's key sales metric rises in November
9 Dec. 20139:04 AM ET
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's said Monday that a key sales figure rose 0.5 percent in November, even as the world's biggest hamburger chain faced tough competition and basically flat traffic in the U.S.