NEW YORK (AP) - The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, saying it needs to cut its debt so it can keep restructuring. RDA Holding Co. says it will keep publishing the magazine during the bankruptcy, and aims to be out of Chapter 11 within six months. ...
BERLIN (AP) - Online retailer Amazon reacted to mounting criticism Monday by firing a security company named in a German television documentary about alleged mistreatment of foreign temporary workers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - After a year of perfecting their design, a team of students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is ready to break ground on a super-energy-efficient house and pit it against similar creations in a national competition. UNLV's Solar Decathlon team submitted plans for approval and hopes to start building the 735-square-foot, solar-powered house dubbed "Desert Sol" later ...
Monster changes label to qualify as 'drink' by FDA
NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.
SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.
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.