WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed, taking over at a pivotal time for the economy and the banking industry.
DALLAS (AP) - Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.
TUSTIN (AP) - A $35 million lighter-than-air dirigible was damaged and leaked helium Monday after part of a hangar roof collapsed at a former military base, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The personal fortune of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams probably will take up 10 characters once the online communications company goes public.
PALO ALTO (AP) - The CEO of electric car company Tesla said Friday that a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans, who're increasingly optimistic about improving economic conditions, are expected to spend at a more rapid clip during the upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year.
ATLANTA (AP) - UPS expects this holiday season to be busier than last, thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping. And more intense, thanks to the calendar. The world's biggest package delivery company said Friday that it foresees peak season daily volume rising 8 percent this year. UPS, based in Atlanta, predicts that it will pick up more than 34 million packages on the busiest day, Monday, Dec. 16. UPS predicts deliveries will peak ...
NEW YORK (AP) - MTV is releasing a full season of a new series about a luckless high school football team on its mobile application Friday, a week before the first episode is shown on television.
LIVERMORE (AP) - The director of a preeminent nuclear and national security research facility in Northern California has announced that he is stepping down. Parney Albright, who has been director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, said in a statement on the lab's Web site on Thursday that he is resigning his post to pursue broader interests. He is also leaving his role as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, which manages the ...
Activist investor Icahn reconnects with Apple CEO
CUPERTINO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn may be putting more pressure on Apple CEO Tim Cook to get more aggressive about boosting the iPhone maker's stock price.
NEW YORK (AP) - The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a fourth consecutive record close Tuesday.