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Facebook announces policy on firearms sales

January 30, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social... more »»

IBM names Kenny as Watson's new boss

January 30, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — IBM says former Weather Co. more »»

Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

January 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — A U.N. more »»

Visa beats Street forecasts, but dollar remains a drag

January 29, 2016 NEW YORK — Visa said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter results rose 24 percent from a year earlier, as more people spent money on Visa’s namesake credit and debit cards. more »»

Amazon net income doubles, but its results still fall short

January 29, 2016 SEATTLE — Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. But analysts and investors saw something more like a lump of coal. more »»

FDA OKs Merck hepatitis C drug

January 29, 2016 TRENTON, N.J. — Patients with hepatitis C have yet another advanced treatment option, as the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new once-a-day pill developed by drugmaker Merck. more »»

US pending home sales inch up in December

January 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. more »»

Fed voices concern about global economic pressures

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged. more »»

Facebook posts strong 4Q, closes gap with Google

January 28, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most powerful company. more »»

US new-home sales soar in December

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007. more »»

Samsung Electronics' 4Q earnings sink 40 pct

January 28, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics says its earnings for the final quarter of 2015 have plunged 40 percent over a year earlier. more »»

After setting iPhone record, Apple forecasts rare sales drop

January 27, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015. more »»

Health care fines press millennials as deadline nears

January 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama’s health care la. more »»

American consumers showing confidence in economy

January 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month. The Conference Board on Tuesday said that its consumer confidence index rose to 98. more »»

Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

January 27, 2016 NEW YORK — Soon, losing your ATM card won't be the financial life-stopping event it used to be. Just don't also lose your phone. more »»

JPMorgan to pay $1.42B to Lehman Brothers

January 27, 2016 NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $1. more »»

Twitter parts with 4 key execs in latest sign of turmoil

January 26, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Four of Twitter’s key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and lure... more »»

A month after raising rates, Fed faces darker global economy

January 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. more »»

Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions

January 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a report confirmed on Monday. more »»

Breakfast bump: McDonald’s US sales jump 5.7 percent

January 26, 2016 NEW YORK — McDonald’s says offering breakfast around the clock helped jolt its sales. Sales at the world’s biggest hamburger chain rose 5.7 percent in the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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