MIRACLE DIET DRUG ELUSIVE: WASHINGTON (AP) - The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying. For nearly a century, scientists have struggled to make a diet ...
PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway Inc. said Thursday that its profit slipped 6 percent in the fourth quarter as it paid more to stock its shelves. As commodity and fuel prices continue to rise in a weak economy, grocers across the industry have been struggling to absorb higher expenses without turning off cost-conscious shoppers. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based operator ...
LOS GATOS (AP) - Netflix's Internet video service is adding more marquee attractions as it braces for a new competitive threat from cable-TV provider Comcast Corp.
DETROIT (AP) - Federal safety regulators are investigating a problem with side air bags that may fail to inflate in a crash.
NEW YORK (AP) - Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.
FREMONT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency is tightening the guidelines that control how automakers use government crash tests in advertising. The change by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was prompted by Tesla Motors Inc., the Palo Alto, Calif., electric car company. Tesla has promoted its electric Model S as the safest car in America, saying it earned a 5.4-star rating from the government. The new guidelines stress that NHTSA doesn't give crash-test ratings ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.
$2.5B to settle hip replacement suits
NEW YORK (AP) - In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.
NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy says it Is committed to "winning" the holiday season with price matching, doorbusters and deals as well as its earliest ever opening hours on Thanksgiving - even if that means profit pressure for the electronics retailer in the fourth quarter.
FREMONT (AP) - The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla's Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car's underbody and battery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year.
DETROIT (AP) - For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.