NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers showed some spending muscle in July, once summer clearance sales and the hottest July in 50 years got them in the mood. Solid sales reports from retailers Thursday took some of the sting out of weak June manufacturing data. And improving trends in unemployment benefit applications provide hope for slightly better job growth in coming months a ...
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband. The Dallas-based phone company said Thursday that it has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc., a troubled company that's mainly a holder of spectrum rights, for $600 million in cash, most of which ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Thursday that July sales at stores open at least a year jumped 10 percent, easily surpassing analysts' expectations, and said second-quarter earnings would rise from last year's results. The company said it expects earnings per share of 47 cents to 48 cents per share, up from 35 cents per share in last year's ...
Gas pipe ruptures near site of deadly blast
SAN JOSE (AP) - Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said it won a "tremendous" victory in its court battle to force Oracle Corp. to continue making software for one of its server lines. A California state court on Wednesday proposed an order that would force Oracle to support HP's servers. Oracle, the maker of database and other corporate software, ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Ross Levinsohn, the interim CEO who was snubbed in the search for a permanent leader at Yahoo, is leaving the Internet portal.
NEW YORK (AP) - The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby.
NEW YORK (AP) - Power up and shop.
Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It's eating away at Black Friday shopping.
RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico (AP) - In Mexico's booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends on where they're headed.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market fizzled Friday at the end of a holiday-shortened trading day, but still logged its longest streak of weekly gains in a decade.
DENVER (AP) - Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money.
The price of oil was little changed above $92 a barrel Friday as holidays in the U.S. thinned trading and plentiful crude stocks showed the market was well supplied.
Editor's Note: The following are "Black Thursday" stories witnessed and shared by The Associated Press' staff in New York.
NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island. They can't.
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.