By By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese manufacturers are growing increasingly pessimistic, according to a survey released Friday that added to gloom over the economic outlook ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election.
The Bank of Japan's "tankan" index for the
By By JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters, delivering another punch to Democrats still reeling from this week's
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In a story Dec. 13 about an allegation of sexual abuse against the top official at the Loyal Order of Moose and Moose International fraternal organizations, The Associated Press, relying on information from the accuser's attorney, reported erroneously that the official was
By By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - United Technologies Corp. said Thursday that the addition of aircraft-parts maker Goodrich Corp. will help it overcome Europe's weak economy and reduced U.S. defense spending next year.
At its annual outlook meeting, the parent
By By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Exchange-traded funds remain relative upstarts compared with mutual funds. But they're leading the race for investors' assets, on Main Street as well as Wall Street.
Check out the key ETF trends of 2012, and it's not a
By By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, the country's largest cable company, says its tablet and phone app now lets subscribers download and store movies and TV shows from some channels for offline viewing.
Cable companies have rushed out applications that let
By By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New York Times is getting into the business of selling bite-sized digital books based on its reporters' work, giving it entree into a growing market for inexpensive "e-singles" that can be read in a couple of hours.
By By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines pilots say the company's CEO is making his case for remaining an independent airline, but the union still wants a merger with US Airways.
The union says its board will invite US Airways' top two executives to visit
By By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. counterterrorism officials told lawmakers Thursday that uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is slowing the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other
By By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is adding a new director and parting ways with two other board members in the latest shake-up of the Internet company's hierarchy.
PayPal co-founder Max Levchin joins Yahoo's board while Intuit Inc. CEO Brad Smith and