By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cell towers knocked out by Superstorm Sandy were slowly coming back to life Wednesday, federal regulators said, but about 1 in 5 were still out of service in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.
That compares with 1 in
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
Insurers will be dealing with a crush of claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy which inflicted billions of dollars in damages. Once homeowners can assess the extent of their personal losses, many will have to brace for another ordeal: navigating the
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's slumping stock price and weakening financial performance has finally attracted an opportunistic and sometimes nettlesome investor in Carl Icahn.
In a Wednesday regulatory filing, Icahn revealed he had used some of his $14
By GONZALO SOLANOAssociated Press
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - President Rafael Correa has long used his bully pulpit to bash bankers as profit-mongers who brought Ecuador and the rest of the world to the edge of financial collapse. Now, he says he'll give a bigger share of those profits to the
By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - House Republicans are airing a TV ad in Rhode Island linking freshman Democratic Rep. David Cicilline to a child molester and a murderer he defended when he was a lawyer two decades ago.
"What do a child molester, a murderer and a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The monthly U.S. jobs report will be released as scheduled Friday despite earlier concerns that Superstorm Sandy might force the Labor Department to delay its release.
The report on hiring and the unemployment rate for October will
By TOM KRISHERAP Business Writer
When a storm the size of Sandy hits the country's most populous area, you'd think it would drive up gas prices.
Not this time.
Sandy's trail of havoc in the Northeast might cause temporary price spikes and long lines at gas stations in storm-ravaged
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury officials said Wednesday that they still expect the government will hit the current debt borrowing limit at the end of this year. But they said they can employ "extraordinary" measures that have been used in the past to
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
MasterCard's net income rose strongly in the third quarter as its overseas business thrived, the company said Wednesday.
The payments company's business grew by virtually every measure. It processed 8.7 billion transactions, an increase of 24 percent
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) - President Barack Obama, swooping in for a somber look at Sandy's storm-whipped destruction, pledged to the hurting people of New Jersey and beyond on Wednesday that "we are here for you and we will not forget."
Not forgotten, either,