By The Associated Press
THE INITIAL PROBE: A team of Microsoft researchers in China were investigating the sale of counterfeit software.
WHAT THEY FOUND INSTEAD: They bought a laptop that was supposedly in pristine, super-fast, direct-from-the-factory condition. Instead, they say, it had
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. is heading to Canada, starting in the fall of 2014, its first move outside the U.S.
The announcement, made at a press conference Thursday in Toronto, comes as a slew of other retailers flock
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A top executive in the now-defunct empire of disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for her role in helping the once jet-setting businessman bilk investors out of more than $7 billion in one of
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part on how well students succeed, a system that's making its debut in
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
The Wii created a bona fide frenzy when it was launched six years ago. Now, most Wiis are gathering dust on back shelves, if they haven't been unplugged and thrown away. As Nintendo gears up for the holiday release of the Wii's successor, the Wii U, new
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon.
The pioneers of space, the powerful of the capital and the everyday public crowded into the Washington National Cathedral for a public
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man says police overreacted when they arrested him for disorderly conduct after he flew a motorized paraglider on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Salem police say they received several calls Tuesday from people concerned after seeing the
MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer posted a photo of her client's leopard-print underwear on her Facebook page, prompting a South Florida judge to declare a mistrial in a murder case.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/Sf2Qd1) reports that public defender Anya Cintron Stern was fired Wednesday.
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson is hiring a Bayer Group executive for a new position overseeing J&J's troubled consumer health and manufacturing operations, as new CEO Alex Gorsky tackles key problems at the health care giant.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild.
The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach