By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's economy continued to shrink in the third quarter, contracting by 0.4 percent compared with the previous three months, according to central bank estimates Tuesday that will increase pressure on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to seek
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc.'s third-quarter profit grew nearly 7 percent as higher prices and smokeless tobacco gains helped offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.
The nation's second-biggest tobacco company on
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian oil company Rosneft said it could make up to $5 billion in savings when it combines its operations with those of its takeover target TNK-BP, the chief executive said Tuesday.
The state-owned company on Monday unveiled a deal to buy TNK
NEW YORK (AP) - In Facebook's second quarter as a publicly traded company, the world's largest social media site is juggling the challenge of growing its advertising revenue while maintaining the loyalty of more than 1 billion users.
Facebook is expected to report earnings of 11 cents per
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - Netflix will update investors on the growth of its Internet video service Tuesday when the company releases its third-quarter earnings report.
The results, due out after the stock market closes, cover Netflix's performance from July through September. That's when it
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets fell Wednesday following a slew of bleak U.S. corporate results, but losses were cushioned by a report suggesting China's manufacturing slump may be bottoming out.
HSBC Corp. said its monthly purchasing managers index
By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) - Police removed a bicycle Tuesday from a home near where a 12-year-old girl's body was found in a recycling bin, a case that has spread fear and worry through a town that had been desperately searching for her since she disappeared
By IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The emir of Qatar on Tuesday became the first head of state to visit the Gaza Strip since Hamas militants seized the territory five years ago, showering almost half a billion dollars and unprecedented political recognition on the
By The Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - To protect against identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission urges Americans to follow the "three D's" - deter, detect and defend.
DETER identity thieves by safeguarding your information:
- Shred financial documents.
- Be careful with your
By JOCELYN NOVECKAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Big Bird, binders and ... bayonets! Well, at last we know the three Twitter memes of the debate season - and they all start with 'B.'
But beyond President Barack Obama's 'bayonet' zinger - more on that in a moment - the