By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Naysayers would have you believe Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm can only mean one thing: Bambi and Mickey Mouse are sure to appear in future "Star Wars" movies taking up lightsabers against the dark side of the Force.
Not so, say
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Visa beat Wall Street's expectations for the latest quarter as it sought out business overseas.
The payments processing company made $1.7 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter, which covered July through September, or $2.47 per share.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's an image few probably expected to see six days before Election Day: President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - a Republican who is one of Mitt Romney's most vocal supporters - walking together in a show of
By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Flames from a derailed train car sent people rushing out of neighborhoods and an entire town near Louisville on Wednesday while firefighters tried to douse the chemical blaze that left three workers badly burned.
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cell towers knocked out by Superstorm Sandy were slowly coming back to life Wednesday, federal regulators said, but about 1 in 5 were still out of service in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.
That compares with 1 in
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
Insurers will be dealing with a crush of claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy which inflicted billions of dollars in damages. Once homeowners can assess the extent of their personal losses, many will have to brace for another ordeal: navigating the
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's slumping stock price and weakening financial performance has finally attracted an opportunistic and sometimes nettlesome investor in Carl Icahn.
In a Wednesday regulatory filing, Icahn revealed he had used some of his $14
By GONZALO SOLANOAssociated Press
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - President Rafael Correa has long used his bully pulpit to bash bankers as profit-mongers who brought Ecuador and the rest of the world to the edge of financial collapse. Now, he says he'll give a bigger share of those profits to the
By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - House Republicans are airing a TV ad in Rhode Island linking freshman Democratic Rep. David Cicilline to a child molester and a murderer he defended when he was a lawyer two decades ago.
"What do a child molester, a murderer and a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The monthly U.S. jobs report will be released as scheduled Friday despite earlier concerns that Superstorm Sandy might force the Labor Department to delay its release.
The report on hiring and the unemployment rate for October will