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Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems. The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close.

 

YEAR: Yield dropped less than a basis point to 1.08 percent. The two-year/10-year spread is 120 basis points, down from 124 basis points a week ago.

 

Kobe Steel president and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on Oct. 13, 2017. The company has apologized for fudging inspections of metal products and says it is still trying to determine the full extent of the problem.

 

October is breast cancer awareness month. Of course, for many American families, there's no need for a month to be designated to remember breast cancer.

 

Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends. The nation's second-largest insurer says it will create a pharmacy benefits manager called IngenioRx starting in 2020 and will work with CVS Health Corp. to manage the business.

 

Rick Pitino alleges that Adidas deliberately harmed his reputation in a suit filed just one day after he was fired from the University of Louisville. Former University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has filed a federal lawsuit against Adidas AG alleging the sportswear brand purposefully harmed Pitino's reputation.

 

That's the finding of a survey of small companies released Wednesday by researchers at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet Corp. An index compiled from the survey that measures companies' demand for capital has fallen more than 10 percent in the third quarter, registering at 36.2 versus 40.4 in the second quarter. A separate index that tracks companies' access to capital fell 0.2 percent to 33 from 33.1. The survey, which questioned 1,176 businesses, is in line with other recent indicators of slowing activity at small businesses.

 

The mining group and its former CEO and CFO deny SEC allegations they hid losses on a Mozambique coal investment to facilitate fund raising. Rio Tinto Group , its former CEO Tom Albanese and former CFO Guy Elliott have been accused of fraud by U.S. authorities, and the miner hit with a fine by British regulators, relating to alleged attempts to hide billions of dollars of losses on an investment in a Mozambique coal mine.

 

A lawmaker on Wednesday accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior. Andrew Wilkie, an independent who has long campaigned against slot machines, presented to Parliament videoed statements of three former employees of Crown Resorts Ltd. making allegations of misconduct at the casino in Melbourne.

 

The women who killed Kim Jong Un's half-brother say they thought it was just a TV show prank - but new details seem to show they were in on the plot New details presented by the prosecution in the trial of the two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother suggest that the pair were fully aware of what they were doing, according to The Washington Post. The new evidence contradicts previous statements the women made claiming they believed the elaborate operation was just a prank for a TV show.

 

Health care companies led the gainers. Banks and other financial stocks declined the most.

 

Partly because of Hurricane Harvey, which shut down both major Houston airports for several days, canceled flights surged and delays increased on U.S. airlines in August. The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that the dozen airlines covered in its monthly air travel consumer report canceled 2.2 percent of their flights, up from 1.4 percent in August of last year.

 

President Trump tweeted last week that licenses for TV networks airing what he calls "fake" news "must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked." Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission that handles licensing, says he doesn't have the authority to do that.

 

The head of the Federal Communications Commission suggested President Donald Trump shouldn't expect any help from him in punishing television stations for news reports the White House doesn't like. "I believe in the First Amendment," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, said at an event in Washington.

 

There are dozens of ways to measure humanity's progress over the last couple centuries, including reductions in childhood mortality, disease, and hunger. In honor of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on October 17, Oxford economist Max Roser has highlighted the sections on his blog, Our World in Data , that deal with the global fight to uplift the extremely poor.

 

A Georgia mother has been charged with murder after authorities say it appears she put two of her young sons in an oven and turned it on. The mother, Lamora Williams, 24, is accused of killing 1-year-old Ja'Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn sometime between midnight Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

 

The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 51 cents per share.

 


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