By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - A widely read microblog written by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and known for its sometimes tongue-in-cheek comments about China's social and political issues was inaccessible Friday.
Sina Weibo, China's most popular microblog site that hosts
By MARY ESCHAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won't cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.
The Columbus, Ohio-based company's personal
NEW YORK (AP) - Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $18.56 billion to $2.551 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.
Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $1.56 billion to $886.34 billion, the Washington-
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An industry forecast that nearly half a million new airline pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years as airlines expand their fleets has raised safety concerns that airlines will hire lower caliber pilots as they struggle to fill slots
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is more popular among couch potatoes than investors a year after its polarizing decision to raise U.S. prices for video subscription services.
The unexpected twist that Netflix unveiled a year ago Thursday triggered mass customer
BALTIMORE (AP) - A Georgia woman with no license to practice medicine has been sentenced for injecting customers' buttocks with commercial silicone in hotel rooms and using glue and cotton balls to prevent the substance from leaking out.
Forty-seven-year-old Kimberly Smedley of Atlanta was
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
United Airlines ordered 150 Boeing 737s on Thursday, a big win for the jet-maker and a clear sign that the world's largest airline is shifting increasingly toward Boeing planes.
United ordered 50 Boeing's 737-900ERs, which begin arriving late next year.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The Obama administration now has a taste of the difficult diplomacy necessary to sharpen the focus of American power on Asia, seeking investment opportunities alongside reforms from rights-abusing governments and working with China
By BROCK VERGAKISAssociated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The former chief executive of the Bank of the Commonwealth and three former vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they conspired to commit bank fraud.
The Bank of the Commonwealth opened in 1971 and was
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Growth in global spending on medications will slow markedly over the next four years due to a slew of new low-cost generic drugs coming to pharmacies in the U.S. and other developed countries, along with slower increases in what those