By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies lifted the stock market Wednesday, keeping major indexes at record levels.
Hewlett-Packard surged, leading the gains for tech companies, after it posted a $1.4 billion profit for its latest quarter. The world's second-
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock futures rose Wednesday as the U.S. reported a sharp drop in applications for weekly unemployment benefits.
Markets have been driven higher all month by strong corporate earnings, which helped push the Nasdaq to close above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday. That
HELSINKI (AP) - A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market.
The Jolla handset's Sailfish operating platform is based on MeeGo software, which Nokia abandoned in
BEIJING (AP) - Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time.
Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues "to cut PM2.5" - the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.
Photos carried by state media showed workers
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.
The world's second-largest maker of PCs, considered
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - As millions of Americans hurtle through the jumble of transportation arteries for Thanksgiving, many are discovering that bus travel may be the cheapest, comfiest and even coolest way to stay Zen during the nation's largest annual migration.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals.
Will it meet a fiery death - or survive - when it whips around the sun on Thursday?
The icy comet will be only about 1 million miles
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song.
Oakland-based GoldieBlox filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking permission to continue using a spoof of the rap song "Girls."
The song was on the
By BLAKE NICHOLSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - When George Loegering saw a large spinning circle of ice in the Sheyenne River while out hunting with relatives, the retired engineer couldn't believe his eyes.
"At first I thought, no way! It was surreal," Loegering, 73, said Tuesday of
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule.
The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. The U.S. launch was initially planned for January. But it is going on