By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping.
Germany and Brazil
NEW YORK (AP) - Oracle's fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions.
The business software maker earned $2.55 billion, or 56 cents per share, compared
By BRADLEY BROOKSAssociated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's government said Wednesday that Sweden's Saab won a long-delayed fighter jet contract initially worth $4.5 billion that will supply at least 36 planes to Latin America's biggest nation.
The decision to buy the Saab jet over
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The CEO of FedEx doesn't see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon.
Fred Smith says FedEx has several drone studies underway. But the idea of delivering items by drone is "almost amusing," Smith said on a conference
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday.
The black, cylinder-shaped machine is assembled in Austin, Texas, consistent with Apple's pledge to move manufacturing of an existing Mac line to the U.S.
The Mac Pro, long considered a work
By ERIC OLSONAP Sports Writer
Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson said he regretted singling out one of his players in a postgame diatribe that went viral.
And that's about it.
Hinson said at a news conference in Carbondale, Ill., on Wednesday that he apologized to starting point guard Marcus
By Nick MokeyProvided by Holidays are the time for family, friends, and thanks to social conventions, rooms teeming with people you would otherwise never associate with. From holier-than-though cousins who can't keep politics out of the dinner conversation, to well-heeled inlaws that will jaw on
By JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping limits on the government's surveillance programs, including requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone records and stripping the National Security Agency
By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - See, it wasn't so bad.
Investors sent stocks soaring Wednesday afternoon when the Federal Reserve surprised the market by deciding to dial back its extraordinary economic stimulus. The central bank cited a stronger jobs market.
Investors have been
By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.
The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIRITZVILLE, Wash.- We now know the name of the driver killed in nine vehicle pileup just seven miles from Ritzville Friday afternoon. Jean Amidon of Whitefish Montana was pronounced dead on the scene after her vehicle ran
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62