SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron's latest quarterly profit was huge - $5.37 billion - but down 26 percent from last year due to lower oil prices, less production, and maintenance work at some refineries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook's social network. Terms of the deal announced Friday weren't disclosed. It's the 20th acquisition that Yahoo Inc. has completed since Marissa Mayer became the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's CEO nearly 13 months ago. Rockmelt has raised about $40 million from venture capitalists and other investors since its inception. That makes it likely Yahoo had to be ...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A New Orleans-themed casino has opened at the site of the former Silver Club casino in Sparks. Bourbon Square Casino opened Thursday night across the street from John Ascuaga's Nugget hotel-casino. Northern Nevada Asset Holdings, which owns the casino, has spent $5 million in renovations to the building. The Silver Club closed in January 2009 amid a recession and concerns that small casinos around Reno could no longer survive because of ...
NEW YORK (AP) - With its first smartphone designed completely in-house, Google is demonstrating one of the benefits of moving production from Asia to the U.S.: It's letting buyers customize phones to give them their own style.
BURBANK (AP) - Movie fans who were intrigued by director Peter Jackson's use of high frame rates in "The Hobbit" are now getting a chance to see the super-clear format online.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's latest attraction will enable families and other people sharing the same account to set up separate identities so the Internet video service can give them better recommendations on what to watch next.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks roared back to record highs on Thursday, driven by good news on the economy.
DETROIT (AP) - Pickup trucks may have led the charge, but strong sales of small cars in July showed demand for new vehicles is broad - and not slowing down.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney's shares plunged Wednesday after a report that CIT, the largest lender in the clothing industry, has stopped providing financial support to small and large suppliers selling to Penney stores - for now.
SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks says it's reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starting in August, new U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores will begin to receive up to 10 times faster network and Wi-Fi speeds. And over the next 18 months, Starbucks will convert more than 7,000 U.S. stores to the upgraded service. Starbucks says the improvements will help ...
MORVEN, Ga. (AP) - Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military - bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine - regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Tuesday to fill all five seats on the National Labor Relations Board and prepared to consider President Barack Obama's picks for top diplomatic and law enforcement posts as the chamber whittled down a pile of stalled nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's surprise decision to delay a key requirement of the health care law for employers will cost the government $10 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.
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.