By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - In picking Michael Corbat to take over as CEO of Citigroup, the board of directors chose a low-profile veteran of the bank - a sharp contrast to Vikram Pandit, his suddenly departed predecessor.
Corbat, 52, has spent his entire career at
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 JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - "FELA LIVES," reads the Gothic-lettered tattoo on the back of one of the sons of the legendary Afrobeat singer from Nigeria. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died 15 years ago but his name seems to be mentioned more now than ever.
Radio stations across
By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - In tiny Austria, where souvenir shops do brisk business in T-shirts bearing the crossed-out image of a kangaroo, some hope skydiver Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump will mean that - for a while at least - people will stop confusing their
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shares of Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. fell Monday on worries about increasing competition after Microsoft announced that it would roll out a new music service.
THE SPARK: Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox Music is a free music streaming service as well as a
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LONDON (AP) - You can't always get what you want - but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day.
The legendary band said Monday it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the United States.
By SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - He was many things to the Cambodia he helped navigate through half a century of war and genocide - revered independence hero, ruthless monarch and prime minister, communist collaborator, eccentric playboy, avid filmmaker.
Most of all
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an audio ad every 15 minutes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise.
They'll be able to pick from millions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an audio ad every 15 minutes.
The new feature, called