By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Mattel says that cost cuts and higher revenue from toys including Monster High dolls and Fisher-Price helped send net income up 22 percent in the third quarter, providing a bit of early holiday cheer for the largest U.S. toy maker.
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fighting for his political life, President Barack Obama re-emerged in blistering form in an interruption-filled debate rematch, trying to diminish Mitt Romney's rising stature by accusing him of dishonesty and extremism.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
Americans depend on energy for everything from driving their cars to powering factories, homes and offices - and of course our smartphones, laptops and tablets. How that energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip, Sitka police said Monday.
Police confirmed the death Sunday and said remains found on Chichagof
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - EBay's PayPal unit is planning layoffs in the coming weeks as it tries to refocus and operate more like an agile startup than a large company, according to people familiar with the matter.
These people spoke on the condition of
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
NEW YORK (AP) - An analyst on Monday said shares of Travelzoo Inc. are headed for more tough times ahead following a warning by the travel deals website that its third-quarter results will tumble from a year ago.
Travelzoo's stock dropped to the lowest level in more than two years on Friday
By LIUDAS DAPKUSAssociated Press
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Dealing a blow to the conservative government's vision of becoming a regional energy powerhouse, Lithuanians voted instead for big-spending politicians and rejected plans for a new nuclear power plant.
The populist Labor Party, led
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It had all the makings of an Olympic event: an indoor arena, play-by-play announcers, 7,000 enthusiastic fans, uniformed competitors from across the globe and swarms of cameras capturing every angle of the action. However, when the
By The Associated Press
Gibbs Sports Amphibians says its new Quadski, which can drive on land as well as in the water, will go on sale before the end of this year.
- WHAT IT IS: The Quadksi is a one-person all-terrain vehicle with four wheels that can retract into the vehicle when it goes into