By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The pressure is on Google to deliver stellar third-quarter earnings to justify a sharp rise in its stock price during the past three months.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors probably will be focusing on how much Google's advertising
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the launch of its Surface tablet computer, Microsoft is becoming a genuine "frenemy" - part friend, part enemy - to its longtime manufacturing partners.
Since its founding 37 years ago, the Redmond, Wash., company has had a mutual
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. Outside energy, there was little sign of inflation.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose a seasonally
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The PNC Financial Services Group Inc.'s net income rose solidly in the third quarter, boosted by a one-time gain from a sale of Visa shares and higher fees from corporate clients.
The bank's income from interest on loans increased, bucking an industry-wide trend, because
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Mattel says that cost cuts and higher revenue from toys including Monster High dolls and Fisher-Price helped send net income up 22 percent in the third quarter, providing a bit of early holiday cheer for the largest U.S. toy maker.
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fighting for his political life, President Barack Obama re-emerged in blistering form in an interruption-filled debate rematch, trying to diminish Mitt Romney's rising stature by accusing him of dishonesty and extremism.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
Americans depend on energy for everything from driving their cars to powering factories, homes and offices - and of course our smartphones, laptops and tablets. How that energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip, Sitka police said Monday.
Police confirmed the death Sunday and said remains found on Chichagof
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - EBay's PayPal unit is planning layoffs in the coming weeks as it tries to refocus and operate more like an agile startup than a large company, according to people familiar with the matter.
These people spoke on the condition of