By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By OOLUUN BATBAYARAssociated Press
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) - Mongolians vote for a new legislature this week facing a fortunate choice: How best can the landlocked, still poor country spend an expected windfall from its mining boom?
The main political parties
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the U.S. piracy case against Kim Dotcom is "hokey" and a threat to Internet innovation.
Wozniak and Dotcom spoke out against the federal case in separate interviews
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Kazuo Hirai, the former head of Sony's game division, won shareholder approval Wednesday to steer a turnaround at the struggling Japanese electronics giant as its new president and chief executive.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Los Angeles Times reporter on Tuesday won a Loeb award, business journalism's top honor, for a series of stories exposing the dubious business practices of "Buy Here Pay Here" used car lots.
Ken Bensinger's three-part "Wheels of Fortune
By The Associated Press
ROCHE REDUCTIONS: The Swiss drugmaker will close its Nutley, N.J., site, the former U.S. headquarters, by end of 2013 in a money-saving consolidation of research and development programs.
JOB CUTS: Roche will eliminate the remaining 1,
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Pincus - the other Mark of Silicon Valley - helped usher in the Facebook era with catchy games that got people clicking on virtual cows and building virtual cities while staying on Facebook for hours on end
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A suburban mother charged with moonlighting as a big-city madam was released from jail on bond Tuesday night, after four months behind bars in a case laced with claims of prominent clients and law-enforcement protectors
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat and Republican said Tuesday that they've reached a deal that would prevent interest rates on college loans from doubling beginning this weekend for millions of students. But House Speaker John
Former Cougar Steve Gleason and a host of celebrities are in the Inland Northwest this week to raise money for those who suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease – and to have a little fun in the process.
Gleason, most recently a hero for the New Orleans Saints, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.