287 passengers still missing after South Korea ferry disaster

MOKPO, SOUTH KOREA—An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped […]

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Target expands subscription service tenfold

NEW YORK • Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.
The nation’s second-largest […]

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Central banks in Europe keep rates on hold

The ECB kept its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.5%. ECB president Mario Draghi reiterated during a press conference that rates […]

Toronto expands anti-graffiti campaign by hiring private company to remove it

Mayor Rob Ford is heating up the battle against graffiti by hiring a removal company to clean city buildings and structures.
“As you know, I’m obsessed […]


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said policy makers may start reducing a bond purchasing program over the next three months […]

Ricky Romero off Blue Jays roster, Brandon Morrow on disabled list

SAN DIEGO—Ricky Romero’s free fall continues, with no tenable end in sight.
The Blue Jays Saturday outrighted Romero, the club’s ace the past three years, off […]

John Tortorella fired by New York Rangers

NEW YORK—The Rangers have fired coach John Tortorella, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Tortorella was unexpectedly dismissed Wednesday with […]

Missouri hotel magnate, philanthropist John Hammons dies

SPRINGFIELD, MO. • John Q. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and philanthropist in southwestern Missouri who rose from a poor Depression-era childhood to build a […]

Housing recovery gives boost to Home Depot 1Q

Even though the weather was poor, Home Depot posted an 18 percent increase in its net income for the first quarter thanks to the ongoing […]

Canadians back petition to rename Victoria Day to honour aboriginals

A group of Canadian actors, writers and politicians is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to change the name of Victoria Day.
The group — which […]