Why is Tony Blair so unpopular?
2015-08-11 19:58:11 UTC
<h5><i>President George W Bush giving Tony Blair the presidential medal of freedom in the White House in 2009.<hr></h5></i>Tony Blair won the British general election in May 1997, with a landslide victory against the discredited Conservative gover...
Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company ...
Tech leaders gather to mourn Dave Goldberg as the great connector
2015-05-06 03:47:12 UTC
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Long after the crowd gathered for Dave Goldberg's memorial service had left the auditorium at Stanford University on Tuesday, one friend of the SurveyMonkey CEO sat in the shade of a pine tree trying to make sense of things.
Microsoft targets $20 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2018
2015-04-30 04:05:24 UTC
San Francisco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud-computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018, Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, signaling a tripling of such revenue in three years...
WikiLeaks Publishes Hacked Sony Documents
2015-04-16 19:59:37 UTC
WikiLeaks has published a searchable database of thousands of emails and documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment that were leaked in late 2014 after the studio was attacked by hackers.
The database is the first time the information, which ma...
European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
2015-04-14 20:14:21 UTC
<strong>Brussels - Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in B...
US housing starts total 897,000 in February, versus 1.05 million estimate
2015-03-17 12:58:49 UTC
U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept builders at home, a temporary setback for the housing market recovery.
Groundbreaking tumbled 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace o...
Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.
After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor nam...
Republicans Try To Sabotage U.S. Government
2015-03-10 07:40:17 UTC
In an open letter to Iranian leaders, freshman Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republicans said that without congressional approval any deal between Iran and the US would be merely an agreement between President Barack Obama and Iran’s supreme lea...
Putin reveals secret Crimea plot
2015-03-09 16:03:37 UTC
Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the referendum on self-determination.
Crimea was formally absorbed into Russia on 18 March, to international condemnation, after unidentified ...
Google shares drop on worries over advertising income
2014-04-17 09:23:30 UTC
Shares in Google have dropped 5% despite the technology giant reporting a first-quarter profit rise of 3%.
Profits were $3.45bn, but investors are preoccupied by Google's inability to maintain advertising prices.
A widely watched measure, th...
S&P 500 index logs its best week of the year
2014-02-16 05:36:57 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week of the year on Friday as investors focused on company earnings and brushed off another weak economic report.
Campbell Soup climbed after reporting earnings that beat the estimates of...
Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business
2014-02-15 07:21:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It's not ...
At 20 years, NAFTA didn't close Mexico wage gap
2013-12-31 10:04:18 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it's hard to remember the country before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has dramatically expanded consumer choice and trade since it...
Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile
2013-12-23 09:54:53 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company.
The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc. faces intense competition. The ...
Online shopping popular, but won't save season
2013-12-22 21:59:41 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores.
But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains.
Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars
2013-12-03 23:38:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top.
Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sale...
Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined
2013-12-02 07:36:21 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers got Americans into stores during the start to the holiday shopping season. Now, they'll need to figure out how to get them to actually shop.
Target, Macy's and other retailers offered holiday discounts in early Novembe...
Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon
2013-11-29 17:57:42 UTC
The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.
More than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us opened for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping peri...
Shoppers head out for Black Thursday
2013-11-29 07:32:24 UTC
Black Thursday officially took over.
The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy's to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday openings came despi...
Suashish Diamond's 2Q Sales +9%, Profit Surges
2013-11-21 20:08:51 UTC
Suashish Diamonds Ltd. reported that its standalone sales rose 9 percent year on year to $28.5 million (INR 1.8 billion) during the second quarter that ended on September 30. Expenses grew 11 percent to $30.2 million (INR 1.9 billion) during the q...
Forevermark Reveals Iconic Image for New Diamond Collection
2013-11-21 20:04:12 UTC
Forevermark developed an iconic image, which will be used in national advertising campaigns in print and online, to target affluent consumers and introduce the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection.
The iconic image (pictured) was created...
Fight begins over opening up Mexico's oil monopoly
2013-11-18 07:53:27 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The fight to revamp Mexico's moribund, state-run oil industry could start as early as this week with a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has been fiercely protect...
Geithner to join private equity firm
2013-11-17 09:34:02 UTC
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who played a central role in the government's response to the financial crisis of 2008-2009, is joining private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC.
The firm announced Saturday that Geithner will serv...
Retailers take on Silicon Valley
2013-11-15 09:26:46 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.
At first glance, th...