|Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million -- even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
|US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities
The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.
|NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill
North Carolina's governor said he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps, following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
|Freight train industry to miss federal safety deadline
The freight railroad industry said Wednesday that only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology, designed to prevent most collisions and derailments, by the deadline set by Congress.
|US stocks rise, extending gains into third day
Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 162 points by the end of trading Wednesday.