By CHRISTOPHER BODEENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Hacking that originates inside China is undermining its relationship with the United States and harms Beijing's long-term interests, a top U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, in the latest high-level public expression of concern over a problem that
PARIS (AP) - French media company Lagardere says it has sold its entire 7.4 percent stake in European aerospace and defense giant EADS.
EADS, the parent to plane maker Airbus, said it bought some of the shares sold, adding 1.61 percent to its holdings of its own stock.
Lagardere had previously said
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - A group of companies led by Microsoft have called on European authorities to launch an antitrust investigation into Google's dominance of mobile Internet usage on smartphones.
The "FairSearch" initiative of 17 companies - which includes
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared Tuesday, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - When Costas Kalapodas was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago and given months to live, he saw one sure place to put his money: Cyprus' biggest bank.
The 43-year-old threw his entire savings into Bank of Cyprus stock, and even
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.
Analysts see a direct
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil rose slightly closer to $94 a barrel Tuesday, continuing to recover from last week's steep slide.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for May delivery was up 17 cents to $93.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Forecast-busting earnings from aluminum company Alcoa Corp. shored up markets Tuesday at the start of the first-quarter U.S. corporate reporting season in spite of ongoing concerns over North Korea, bird flu in China and Europe's debt crisis.
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation declined in March, easing pressure on consumers but fueling questions about the strength of recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.
Government data Tuesday showed consumer prices rose 2.1 percent, down from the
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Economic growth in developing Asia is picking up, underpinned by China's rebound and strength in countries such as Indonesia, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Tuesday, while warning that political disputes pose an increased threat to