MasterCard thrives in 3Q as Americans spend again

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

MasterCard's third-quarter net income rose thanks to continued volume growth as Americans grow more confident about the economy and appear less hesitant to use credit cards.

Marlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.

Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Federal regulators say Superior Crude Gathering Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.6 million civil penalty over a 2010 oil storage tanks spill in South Texas.

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.

Surveys in Hamtramck, Highland Park catalog blight

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Two cities surrounded by Detroit are undertaking comprehensive attempts to count blighted properties within their boundaries as efforts ramp up in cities around the state to deal with vacant and dilapidated buildings.

Alpha Natural Resources 3Q results top Street

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Alpha Natural Resources' third-quarter loss narrowed, helped by reduced costs.

Buffalo's downtown hockey complex set to open

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Two of Buffalo's favorite things — doughnuts and hockey — are headlining the opening of the city's new downtown sports, dining and hospitality complex.

Axle factory in NE Indiana hiring at least 100

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A company that makes heavy duty and recreational vehicle axles says it expects to add at least 100 jobs at a northeastern Indiana factory.

Subway fare to go up 4 percent next year

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise subway and bus fare by 4 percent next year.

UNC spending nearly $800k on public relations firm

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The University of North Carolina is spending nearly $800,000 with a public relations firm as it deals with the results of an investigation of academic and athletic problems at the Chapel Hill school.