NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom is ramping up its war with DirecTV over how much it is paid for shows including "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Unfortunately, its latest tactic is causing some collateral damage.
Viacom on Wednesday shut off access to full-length episodes on its own websites
By CIARAN GILES and DANIEL WOOLLS
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cuts aimed at shaving €65 billion ($79.85 billion) off the state budget over the next two and a half years.
By LAURA MILLS
MOSCOW (AP) - Wikipedia on Tuesday shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest a bill that would give the Russian government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites, the latest in a flurry of legislation that appears aimed at neutering a growing opposition
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
FULTS, Ill. (AP) - As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming.
But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and he
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - European markets gave back some of their earlier gains Tuesday with U.S. stocks mixed as enthusiasm about prospects for resolving Spain's banking crisis faded - and the euro again plumbed year lows against the dollar.
Britain's FTSE 100
By STEVE NEGUSAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's newly elected President Mohammed Morsi is locked in conflict with the powerful military over whether the country's legislature should reconvene despite a June 14 court ruling that dissolved it. It's the latest twist in nearly 17
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new law will let companies contribute billions of dollars less to their workers' pension funds, raising concerns about weakening the plans that millions of Americans count on for retirement.
But with many companies already freezing or getting
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A senior Bank of England official denied Monday that he had given any hint to Barclays that it should manipulate reports of its borrowing costs.
Paul Tucker, the Bank of England's deputy governor, also told U.K. lawmakers on the House of Commons
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans have roughed up the business community this year - and it's not over yet.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and major companies like Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. all wanted
By ALEX KENNEDYAssociated Press
SINGAPORE (AP) - Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after China reported trade growth slowed last month amid weakening global demand.
Stock markets in Asia were higher in early trading but lost momentum after China said the growth rate for its imports fell in June by