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Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

July 19, 2014 HONG KONG — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and,... more »»

Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

July 19, 2014 NEW YORK — The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. more »»

Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

July 19, 2014 DETROIT — Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak. more »»

Federal judge sends key GM case to Ga. court

July 19, 2014 DETROIT — A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. more »»

AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination

July 19, 2014 The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from tax rates back home. more »»

Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

July 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone... more »»

Largest US insurer’s move signals industry shift

July 18, 2014 The nation’s largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth... more »»

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

July 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling... more »»

House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

July 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. more »»

Facebook tests 'Buy' button

July 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses drive sales through the world's biggest online social network. more »»

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

July 17, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. more »»

Genentech Alzheimer’s drug misses goals in studies

July 17, 2014 An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, but showed some promise... more »»

Apple may refund $400M in settlement

July 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal... more »»

Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released indicate. more »»

Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Mining pool GHash.IO, which is controlled by a British company, CEX.IO Ltd., said Tuesday that it would not amass more than 40 percent of the processing power of the bitcoin system. more »»

Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

July 16, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. more »»

Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Despite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy. more »»

Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

July 16, 2014 LONDON — The next big thing in aviation may be really small. more »»

BRICS nations agree to create development bank

July 16, 2014 FORTALEZA, Brazil — The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they agreed to create a development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China. more »»

Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall

July 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its 2Q earnings and revenue declined. more »»

 
 

 

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