TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Gadget lovers still can't resist the iPhone's seductive call, even amid a bevy of enticing lower-priced alternatives that offer similar features.
SAO PAULO (AP) - It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than one in 10 weekend Allegiant Air passengers were affected by schedule shuffling after the airline grounded its MD-80 fleet for maintenance of emergency exit slides, a company official said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - I used to cringe when I'd see people capturing precious memories with their smartphones. Although most smartphones have megapixel counts similar to what stand-alone cameras offer, they have been inferior in lens quality and manual controls. Images have never been as good ... until now. Over the past two months, I've shot ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.
NEW YORK (AP) - Deal hunters have a new online option: This week, off-price retailer T.J. Maxx has quietly begun letting its customers shop online.
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - Shares of Rite Aid Corp. jumped Thursday after the drugstore chain reported its fourth-straight quarterly profit and raised its forecast for fiscal 2014. Rite Aid earned $30 million, or 3 cents per share, in the three months that ended Aug. 31. That compares to a loss of $41.4 million, or 5 cents per share, a year ago. The Camp Hill, Pa., company recorded a $62.2 million charge for some debt ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Break out the balloons.
MOUINTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device. Thursday's release of the Google Wallet app represents a challenge to the Passbook program that Apple has built into the iPhone's operating system. Both Google Wallet and Passbook allow iPhone users to store loyalty cards from some merchants and scan coupons offering discounts. Google Wallet also allows its users to ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The growing popularity of strapping skins on skis and climbing uphill could soon come at a price at some ski areas. The U.S. Forest Service is working on new rules that clarify that ski areas that lease public lands for their operations can charge people for uphill travel.. The directive could affect fitness fanatics that use skis with climbing skins, snowshoes and stabilizers. The directive "encourages" ski area operators to provide ...
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.
NEW YORK (AP) - TJX Cos. is hoping to stand out with a different twist on customer service. The Framingham, Mass.-based company, is launching its first-ever holiday gift hotline for its TJ Maxx and Marshall stores. The hotline will kick off on Dec. 3 and be live for four days until Dec. 6. A panel of 14 experts, who were selected not only for their fashion expertise but also for being fans of the brand, ...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Mike Ullman seems confident the slumping retailer will bounce back during the holiday shopping season. Ullman showed his faith by buying 112,000 shares at $8.95 apiece at the end of last week. The $1 million investment disclosed Monday comes as Ullman tries to snap Penney out of a funk that has seen the Plano, Texas, company lose more than $2.4 billion since late 2011. The financial misery prompted Penny ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped 47 percent, stung by a double whammy: a pullback from U.S. shoppers and costs related to its expansion into Canada