| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A hard-fought auction for the remaining assets of failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive ended Friday with a winning bid by Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group.
Wanxiang beat out Hybrid Technology, led by Hong Kong billionaire...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Ohio-based retailer Big Lots will soon sell Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess brand snacks at steep discounts.
The closeout chain announced Monday it will become the official discount retailer for Hostess snacks, filling a gap left by the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:39 PM
HELENA, Mont. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy protection Friday as part of a proposed $15-million settlement for hundreds of victims who say clergy members sexually abused them over decades while the church covered it up....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:37 PM
HDOS Enterprises, owner of the employee-owned Hot Dog on a Stick snack shacks ubiquitous in malls, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing expensive lease costs among the factors.
In its Chapter 11 filing, Hot Dog on a Stick said its total debt...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:30 PM
CLOVIS, CALIF. — Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures.
Land that should have been lush with native grasses this time of year has been reduced to powdery...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:06 PM
FBI agents arrested the owners of a now-closed Southern California real estate investment firm for allegedly using the business to run a Ponzi scheme in which victims lost more than $110 million.
John Packard, 63, of Long Beach and Michael Stewart, 66,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The newly merged Chrysler and Fiat auto companies reported profitable fourth quarters Wednesday and announced a series of transactions that will combine control of the carmakers into a Netherlands-based holding company.
The creation of Fiat Chrysler...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending that the state Legislature approve up to $350 million to help fund pensions in Detroit, though he repeatedly emphasized that the funds would come with some strings attached, including that labor unions would...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As predictably as night follows day, it was clear that the onslaught of lawsuits over the chemical poisoning of virtually the entire water supply of Charleston, W.Va., would be followed by a bankruptcy filing by the chemical company at the center of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:02 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court unanimously overturned a defamation award against a blogger Friday, ruling that 1st Amendment protections for traditional news media extend to individuals posting on the Web.
"The protections of the 1st...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Bombarded by lawsuits and under federal investigation, the chemical company that spilled a dangerous solvent into a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water of 300,000 people filed for federal bankruptcy protection Friday.