WASHINGTON — The White House announced efforts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to improve air travel by requiring airlines to refund baggage handling fees if luggage is "substantially delayed" and requiring online travel agents to provide neutral search results. The government also said it would probe a long-time practice by some airlines of preventing various travel websites from showing their fares to gauge the impact on consumers.
NEW YORK—Wall Street advanced on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to give the S&P 500 its best day this month on the heels of solid earnings reports from names such as UnitedHealth and Netflix that put corporate profits on track to snap a four-quarter streak of declines. Of the 52 S&P 500 companies that have reported results to date for the third quarter, 81 percent have reported earnings that topped average analyst estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
LOS ANGELES—Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson got apologies and retractions on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from two U.S. tabloids who claimed the Hollywood couple was divorcing because Hanks was in love with his co-stars Meg Ryan or Felicity Jones. The National Enquirer and Star Magazine, both properties of American Media Inc, issued statements, changed their online stories and will run corrections in their upcoming print editions.
BOSTON -- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher, failed video game entrepreneur and conservative political commentator Curt Schilling said on Tuesday he is considering running against Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...
NEW YORK—Police are investigating online threats against transgender students at a Canadian university, authorities said on Tuesday, Oct. 18, amid rising tension over transgender rights as the government tries to push through legislation to protect the minority group. The threats against University of Toronto students come after recent campus protests in response to comments by a professor and critic of a bill to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
LOS ANGELES—Michael Moore announced that he would be debuting a Donald Trump movie Tuesday night at the IFC Center in New York. The movie, "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," is a film version of his one-man show, which he has been performing in Ohio. It's described at the "film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down." In the movie, "Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election."
WASHINGTON -- U.S. retirees will receive a 0.3 percent increase in their Social Security checks in 2017, the Social Security Administration said on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The cost-of-living adjustment, also...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2 billion in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released...
Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc said on Monday, Oct. 17, that it planned to set up a medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety. St. Jude said in a statement that the group, known as the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board, would provide advice on cyber security standards for medical devices.
Netflix Inc added many more subscribers in the third quarter than analysts expected as new original shows such as "Stranger Things" kept users hooked to the service. The video streaming service, whose popular original shows include "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards," signed up 370,000 subscribers in the United States in the quarter ended Sept. 30. Analysts on average had estimated 309,000 additions, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount.