WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed, taking over at a pivotal time for the economy and the banking industry.
DALLAS (AP) - Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.
TUSTIN (AP) - A $35 million lighter-than-air dirigible was damaged and leaked helium Monday after part of a hangar roof collapsed at a former military base, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The personal fortune of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams probably will take up 10 characters once the online communications company goes public.
PALO ALTO (AP) - The CEO of electric car company Tesla said Friday that a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Cargill Inc. says it will start labeling beef products that contain "finely textured beef," following last year's public outcry over the use of "pink slime." The Minneapolis-based meat company says the new packages will appear before next year's grilling season and is in response to consumer demand. It says packages will note when a product "Contains Finely Textured Beef." Finely textured beef is made by separating the bits of meat that ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money?
FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors' high-flying stock tumbled 12 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the electric car maker's third-quarter results fell short of expectations.
NEW YORK (AP) - SAC Capital Advisors will plead guilty to criminal fraud charges, stop investing money for others and pay $1.8 billion - the largest financial penalty in history for insider trading - to resolve criminal and civil claims against the hedge fund giant, the government announced Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday touted the city's plans to revitalize the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood by luring tech companies like Twitter, which is set to go public this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.