By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece hasn't seen many demonstrations in favor of privatization during its acute four-year financial crisis, but jockeys are keen to be rid of a state-run agency that controls racetrack betting, and they rode their horses into central
NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm eMarketer expects spending on mobile advertisements to hit nearly $9.6 billion in the U.S. this year, up from $4.4 billion in 2012 and from less than $1.6 billion in 2011 as Facebook and Google barrel ahead.
Mobile ads now represent nearly 23 percent of the money
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up Thursday to a new mechanism agreed on to handle ailing banks, but analysts likened it to a band aid that falls short of what is needed to stabilize the bloc's financial system.
By JIMMY GOLENAP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A new, environmentally friendly auto racing series just got even greener.
Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck and a dozen of his co-owners in the NBA franchise have invested $21 million into Formula E, an all-electric circuit that has already
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Al Goldstein, the bearded, bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a
NEW YORK (AP) - Enough donations have been raised to allow a blind man to keep the aging guide dog that went onto the subway tracks with him when the man lost consciousness and fell from a station platform, officials say.
"The spirit of giving, Christmas ... exists in New York," a tearful Cecil
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil remained near $98 Thursday on a fall in U.S. crude stockpiles and optimism about growing demand in the world's largest consumer.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 5 cents to $97.85 a barrel in
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Investors around the world were largely unfazed Thursday by the surprise decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to reduce its monetary stimulus. Most breathed a sigh of relief that the decision was accompanied by a commitment to low interest rates for a
TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo governor who helped his city secure the 2020 Olympics resigned Thursday after revelations that he received 50 million yen ($480,200) from a hospital company.
Gov. Naoki Inose had come under growing pressure to step down in recent days, in particular from Japanese ruling party
By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York-based brokerage ConvergEx Group will pay $150 million to settle civil and criminal charges that it charged clients millions of dollars in unwarranted fees and hid the practice from investors, the Justice Department said Wednesday.