By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - This year may be a turning point for the furniture industry, which has taken an especially hard hit during the recession as credit was limited and people put big-ticket purchases on hold to pay monthly bills.
That's the growing
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Funding for startups declined 12 percent in the July-September period as venture capitalists spent less money on fewer deals, according to a new report. Companies in the early stages of funding saw declines as investors stayed cautious and
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months.
Disappointing results from three
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric Co.'s transformation into a more simple industrial company seems to be helping its bottom line.
The top line, though, is lagging slightly.
GE's net income rose 49 percent in the third quarter to $3.49 billion, or 33
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The British hospital treating a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban raised hopes for her recovery Friday when doctors said she was able to stand with some help and to write.
Malala Yousufzai appeared with her eyes open and
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The jurisdiction of a Native American tribal court was challenged Friday by the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon who has been locked in a multi-million dollar contract dispute with an Arizona-based tribe.
By JIM VERTUNOAP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong said he has been through a "difficult couple of weeks" and urged supporters of his cancer-fighting charity to stand behind its mission.
"The mission is bigger than me. It's bigger than any individual," Armstrong said Friday
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - George Steinbrenner would have issued a public apology.
After leading the league in wins this year, the New York Yankees didn't just lose to Detroit in the AL championship series. They got swept in one of the more humiliating moments in the
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A young man whose sexual-abuse claims triggered the investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says in his new book Sandusky's wife once called down to the basement while he was being attacked and
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - A sketchy agreement on how to create a single European banking supervisor combined with a run of disappointing U.S. corporate earnings to hit markets Friday at the end of what's been a fairly upbeat week.
The bout of pessimism began Thursday when