WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes dipped in June from a six-year high in May, a sign that sales could stabilize over the next few months.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis at a fraction of the usual price for young children in poor countries.
NEW YORK (AP) - Express Scripts says its second-quarter net income more than tripled compared to last year, when costs from the pharmacy benefits manager's acquisition of competitor Medco Health Solutions dented its performance. The results topped Wall Street estimates but shares edged lower in after-hours trading. The St. Louis company said Monday that it earned $543 million, or 66 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30. That compares to $149.6 million, or ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-can-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit there.
Q: You recently wrote a column in which you said it is very difficult to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. I think just the opposite is true. It is so easy to get on the government disability dole. After all, you see so many commercials on TV from lawyers who tell people that they can get anyone on Social Security disability. They must ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hoping to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth.
MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio bank says a bad GPS navigator is the reason it repossessed the wrong house - and threw out all the possessions inside.
NEW YORK (AP) - The technological breakthrough pioneered by George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist who died Friday at age 94, reversed the fortunes of the U.S. energy industry and reshaped the global energy landscape.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.
TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.
PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment charge, higher theft and lower property gains. Results beat expectations however and shares rose 6 percent in aftermarket trading. The grocery chain, which operates 1,406 stores in the U.S., also says it's exiting the Chicago market by early 2014 to focus on more profitable business. It operates 72 Dominick's stores in Chicago that have been losing money. ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has higher obesity rates than the United States.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is upbeat about 2014, saying it will be a year of "recovery and expansion." The technology bellwether on Wednesday projected earnings for the fiscal year starting in November that exceeded analysts' forecasts and predicted "stabilizing revenue declines." HP's stock rose 8.9 percent to close at $22.60. The shares have gained about 59 percent this year. HP has been trying to ease the pain of a declining PC market by cutting ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, has sold all of its short-term U.S. government debt - the latest sign that investors are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a government default.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.