By YURIKO NAGANOAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - This holiday season Nintendo faces a critical test with its Wii U video game console that is pitted against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as it seeks to revive flagging sales.
Analysts say there's a chance for the Kyoto-based
By PETROS GIANNAKOURIS
KALO PEDI, Greece (AP) - It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece's diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country's grueling financial crisis.
The Organization of Economic Cooperation and
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung and LG say their curved TVs will get bigger and sport the sharpness four times the regular HD television sets.
The world's two largest TV makers said separately on Thursday they will announce ultra-HD TVs with curved screens that measure 105 inches diagonally.
By JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
MADABA, Jordan (AP) - In the mountains of southwestern Jordan, where tradition says Moses saw the Promised Land, dozens of sick dogs lay chained and starving at an isolated olive plantation.
The dogs, including 40 puppies, eat only rotten chicken wings every few days
By The Associated Press
The price of oil slipped to under $98 Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to start to reduce its monetary stimulus.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery shed 8 cents to $97.98 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract
BEIJING (AP) - Beijing has issued press credentials to financial news agency Bloomberg's China-based reporters after a tense delay seen as retaliation for the company's hard-hitting reports on the country's leaders.
The move marks a significant step toward obtaining residence visas that
By MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNKAssociated Press
WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Asian markets were mixed Thursday after investors took the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to trim its stimulus as a vote of confidence the American economy is strengthening.
Oil edged down to just under $98 per barrel.
BEIJING (AP) - More Chinese state-owned companies might be spun off as private entities to help improve economic growth but Beijing will keep control of major industries, a Cabinet official said Thursday.
Regulators are working on plans to overhaul ownership following last month's Communist
By KAY JOHNSONAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Christie's holds its first art auction in India on Thursday, aiming to tap into a budding market for prestige purchasing among the country's fast-growing ranks of millionaires despite an economic slowdown.
The inaugural sale of 83 lots
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.