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Given the recent release of the Prometheus Blu-ray, it only makes sense that director Ridley Scott would be hitting the promotional circuit hard. Less expected however, is how liberally Scott has been discussing his upcoming projects. Increasingly, it seems as if any
By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - An Italian investigation into alleged corruption in the awarding of international contracts to aerospace and defense giant Finmeccanica led to the arrest Tuesday of the company's former commercial director and has implicated a former Cabinet
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. on Tuesday said it reached a deal to sell its entire consumer credit card business to TD Bank Group, ending an almost two-year search for a buyer.
The discounter, based in Minneapolis, said the sale price is equal to the
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Battling to win late-breaking undecided voters, President Barack Obama is pressing a closing argument that balances economic optimism with second-term specifics, all while raising doubts about Republican Mitt Romney's trustworthiness.
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Transportation Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - UPS says online shoppers are propping up its business in a tough global economy.
The world's largest package delivery company believes that consumer demand for gadgets will drive its shipments and earnings this year, making up for
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 3M Co. is reducing its profit expectations for this year because of what it calls "current economic realities."
3M makes everything from Post-it notes and Scotch tape to roofing granules, coatings for LCD screens, and traffic sign coatings.
By MARIA CHENGAP Medical Writer
LONDON (AP) - Europe's top drug regulator announced Tuesday it is taking action against pharmaceutical giant Roche for allegedly failing to properly report the side effects of 19 drugs being used by U.S. patients.
It is the first time the European Medicines
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 RANDALL CHASEAP Business Writer
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Chemical maker the DuPont Co. will cut 1,500 jobs and take other steps to increase competitiveness after a third quarter in which earnings fell sharply.
The Wilmington, Del.-based company reported net income of $10 million Tuesday, or a