Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed until Aug. 21

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A trial to determine if Detroit gets out of bankruptcy has been delayed by a week to Aug. 21.

Passengers stuck 3 nights in Hawaii finally leave

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A group of Air New Zealand passengers finally got airborne Tuesday after being stranded for three nights due to repeated delays from mechanical problems.

Conn. nixes Anthem 12.5 pct. rate increase request

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The state Insurance Department has rejected a 12.5 percent rate increase proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticut's largest health insurer.

Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs.

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Troubled California refinery overhaul up for vote

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Chevron's five-year quest to carry out a $1 billion upgrade of its troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, was facing a decisive vote Tuesday by leaders of a San Francisco suburb.

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014:

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose.