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Martial arts fighter says sex balm hurt his sex life

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 (UPI) — A mixed martial arts fighter is suing a Philadelphia adult shop, saying a product he bought to enhance his sex life had the opposite effect.…

Families of Ohio school shooting victims sue United Way

CHARDON, Ohio, May 22 (UPI) — The families of three students killed in an Ohio school shooting have sued United Way over its distribution of the Chardon Healing Fund. The…

Markets stumble on Bernanke’s remarks

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes turned down Wednesday following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. In a prepared statement to the Joint House and Senate…

Army orders more NVGs

ROANOKE, Va., May 21 (UPI) — ITT Exelis has received a $48 million follow-on order from the U.S. Army for enhanced night vision goggles. The order, which is expected to…

Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding files countersuit

RICHLAND, Fla., May 21 (UPI) — A Washington state florist who refused to provide bouquets for a same-sex wedding has filed a countersuit in the case against her. Flower shop…

Iowa State student launches business to market new technology

Iowa State student launches business to market new technology

AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State graduate student is another step closer in the development of a bio-based raw material to improve household detergents, lubricants (such as motor oil) and…

Markets plod along with light losses Monday

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) — Merger news failed to generate enough excitement to push U.S. markets into the black Monday. After a prolonged rally, stock gains took a breather.…

Consumer Corner: Digitizing eating out

By MARCELLA S. KREITER CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) — Choosing a restaurant used to be a simple decision: fancy or casual; Italian, Chinese or American; kids or no kids; friends…

Auto Outlook: Domestic cars quality up

By AL SWANSON New models from Chrysler, Buick, Chevrolet and Ford are at the top of their respective segments in Strategic Vision’s “Best 2013 Total Quality” awards. The research consultancy…

Sprint offers credits to acquisition-affected customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18 (UPI) — U.S. phone service Sprint said it would mitigate the hardship on U.S. Cellular customers affected by Sprint’s purchase of some of Cellular’s business.…

Trump investor says she was aware of change clause in condo pact

CHICAGO, May 18 (UPI) — An elderly investor said in court she was blindsided when Donald Trump’s real estate company cut her off from revenues from her Chicago condominium building.…

GM returns to IPO levels

DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) — Shares of U.S. automaker General Motors Co. closed above their original purchase price on Friday for the first time in more than a year. Shares…

Judge: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ didn’t infringe on trademark

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (UPI) — An federal judge in Indiana ruled Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” did not infringe on the trademark name of a computer security program. In…

DirectTV mulls purchase of Hulu

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) — U.S. satellite service DirectTV is considering an investment in digital entertainment site Hulu, a source close to the talks told The Wall Street Journal.…

Trump says woman, 87, playing ‘age card’ in suit against him

CHICAGO, May 18 (UPI) — Real estate developer Donald Trump says an 87-year-old woman is “playing the age card” in a lawsuit she has filed against him in Chicago federal…

Apple CEO to call for corporate tax overhaul

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) — Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook says he will call for corporate tax reform to make it less costly for U.S. corporations to repatriate cash…

Mortgage rates head higher

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) — Average U.S. mortgage rates for long-term loans rose for the second consecutive week in the week ended Thursday, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said.…

China denounces anticipated EU solar tariffs

BEIJING, May 16 (UPI) — China warned that the European Union’s proposed levying of punitive duties on Chinese solar panels would “severely impair” bilateral trade ties. The comments Thursday by…

BP says oil spill settlement is too costly

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) — Oil giant BP has turned to the government for help with the compensation deal for victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the…

American Airlines finds a faster system for boarding

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 16 (UPI) — American Airlines said Thursday it has initiated a new, system-wide process for boarding passengers that is quicker and smoother. The new process, which…