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 ...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The agency cleared Gazyva to fight chronic lymphocytic leukemia in combination with chemotherapy in patients who haven't previously been treated for the disease. Gazyva works by killing cancer cells and encouraging the immune system to fight against them. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia develops slowly over ...
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot. Officers arrested three baristas Wednesday at the Hillbilly Hotties coffee stand in Everett. Spokesman Aaron Snell tells KOMO that police received complaints the women were exposing body parts and behaving inappropriately. A 20-year-old and 21-year-old are facing charges of violating the city's adult cabaret law. A 33-year-old was arrested for investigation of lewd conduct. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn't have changed the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company has been defending itself after it began selling a miniaturized version of a tacky holiday sweater that changes the lyrics to the holiday carol. The ornament removes the word "gay" and emblazons the sweater with the ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance. Oracle and Red Hat are pitching in as well as Michael Dickerson, an engineer on leave from Google, according to a blog post Thursday by Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison told shareholders at the ...
COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) - When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.