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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grubb & Ellis Co. said Tuesday it has sought bankruptcy protection as part of a deal to sell most of its assets to the parent of rival commercial real estate services company Newmark Knight Frank.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s business offers valuable insight into how Americans are reacting in the slow economic recovery: they will spend, but only if they believe they're getting the lowest prices.
DETROIT (AP) - Car shoppers today are less likely to end up with a lemon. In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to improve the quality and reliability of their vehicles - everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs. The newfound emphasis on quality means fewer problems for owners. It also means more options for buyers, who can buy a car from Detroit or South Korea and know it will hold ...
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.
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 ...