BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. is raising its annual dividend by 25 percent and making the payout in December in an apparent move to help shareholders avoid possible higher taxes next year.
Disney's board said Wednesday that the company will pay a dividend of 75 cents per share on
By By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory.
Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at a peanut butter
By By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed to congressional leaders Wednesday for quick action on providing tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid to help his city and state and others recover from Superstorm Sandy but was told it
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing higher on signs that lawmakers are edging toward a deal that would help the U.S. avoid a fiscal crisis at the end of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 107 points to end at 12,985 Wednesday. It had been down as much as 112 points.
The Standard and
By By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - "Do we still have a TV?"
That's the text message I got from my husband as I walked up the steps to our Brooklyn apartment on a Friday afternoon this fall. I was fairly sure that we did. I opened the door. Cats, check. TV, check.
By By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The Obama administration's top immigration official says his agency is working to attract and keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs who are seeking to start companies in the U.S., a move he hopes will help the nation
By By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - "Bo-flakes" featuring the first dog and ornaments fashioned from zippers are among the new twists on traditional favorites at the White House this Christmas season.
First lady Michelle Obama unveiled this year's decorations before an
By By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
Four months after a major software malfunction at Knight Capital Group roiled markets and threatened the company's survival, a rival trading firm stepped in with an offer to buy Knight at a steep premium.
Getco put up a cash-and-stock offer that values
By By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died.
Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe
By By The Associated Press
MOVIE IPOs: Two big Chinese state-owned film studios are planning to sell shares on the Shanghai stock exchange in a sign of Beijing's desire to build a film industry that can compete with Hollywood.
THE COMPANIES: China Film Co. and Shanghai Film Group Co. are on