By BOB SALSBERGAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is seeking $30 million to cover the initial costs resulting from the testing scandal at a state drug lab.
His top budget official says an appropriations bill will be filed Thursday with the Legislature requesting 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 JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Billionaires, anonymous donors and shadowy outside groups funneled enormous amounts of money into this year's federal elections, as the cost of the presidential campaign surged past $2 billion and is expected to set a record. Despite
CHICAGO (AP) - The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago said Wednesday that she will drop plans for a controversial nickel-per-bullet tax but will continue support for a $25 tax on firearms.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had said the ordinance was more about addressing
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 TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.
So it goes in Zerban
By The Associated Press
OVERSEAS BOON: MasterCard's net income rose strongly in the third quarter as its overseas business continued to grow. Outside the U.S., the amount of money spent using MasterCard plastic leapt 15 percent. Growth in the U.S. was a still-respectable 7 percent.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's stock price fell Wednesday, the day employees were eligible to start selling restricted stock in the company.
A lock-up period that had prevented such sales expired on Monday. U.S. stock markets opened on Wednesday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy hit the
By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is terminating a $20 million contract to build a website intended to help students, parents and teachers master new academic standards.
The Department of Education officially ended the contract on Tuesday, or roughly a week after
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