By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a case seeking to stop California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, federal justices on Tuesday focused their questions on whether the law discriminates against out-of-state
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese billionaire behind a deal that will create the world's third-biggest mobile company spent his childhood in a slum, where he proudly rode in a stinking wheelbarrow filled with pig feed, pushed by his grandmother, a Korean immigrant
By PETER ENAVAssociated Press
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Hong Kong media magnate highly critical of China is selling one of his Taiwanese companies to a group headed by a local businessman whose family has substantial interests on the mainland.
A source at Hong Kong-listed Next Media Ltd said
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975, the government announced Tuesday.
Much of the 1
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
BATUMI, Georgia (AP) - Georgia's Black Sea resort of Batumi was once a bleak site: Roads were dotted with potholes, the city was pitch dark at night, running water was scarce and the city's best hotel was infested with rats. Today Batumi glitters with
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Powered by demand for its cancer drugs, Swiss drugmaker Roche on Tuesday reported a 7 percent increase in sales of its pharmaceutical products for the first nine months of 2012.
The world's biggest producer of cancer-fighting drugs said its
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Wednesday on better-than-expected earnings from U.S. corporate giants and growing speculation that Spain is finally ready to ask for financial aid.
Spain, mired in a deep recession and high unemployment, has become the
By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage - or pond - and into yours.
The Quadski - a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft - is being billed by its makers as the first high-speed,
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is mining her old advertising connections at Google to help her tackle the challenges facing her in her new job.
Henrique de Castro, one of Google's top advertising executives for the past two years, is