Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.

German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.

GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.

Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.

'The Lion King' earns record box office

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.

Weather software developed by NASA helps American save fuel

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A new weather software program is helping American Airlines reroute flights around severe weather while still getting passengers to their destinations in a timely fashion.

Entrepreneur sparks Facebook flap over Ashburn’s Ice Cream name

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A Roanoke businessman acquired the rights to the Ashburn’s name and planned a store until members of the family objected publicly.