By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed as the company continues to invest in its Nook e-reader business and adjust to the evolving book business.
Facing tough competition from
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday as traders turned their focus back to corporate news from the U.S. and hopes that the Federal Reserve will come up with a plan to jumpstart the economy. Banks and materials stocks led
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp. said Tuesday that slow global economic growth will crimp its earnings over the next 12 months. The company vowed to make significant cost cuts to counter any drop in package shipments.
The world's second-largest package delivery
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Samsonite International SA is recalling 250,000 "Tokyo Chic" suitcases worldwide to replace handles on the bags after a Hong Kong consumer group found high levels of compounds linked to cancer.
The luggage maker
By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was on life support after suffering a stroke in prison Tuesday, deepening the country's uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.
If it survives Supreme court scrutiny, the landmark overhaul will expand coverage
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S.
Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use its
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - European leaders are locked in a fierce debate over how to solve the debt crisis that is killing off growth on the continent, including whether to ease up on the terms of Greece's bailout deal.
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Wednesday amid hopes that the Federal Reserve would announce measures to stimulate the U.S. economy.
Analysts say the U.S. central bank could announce new bond-buying plans or signal
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope