Twitter Inc. has to turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester’s posts or face a fine, a judge ruled, giving the company three days to show it isn’t in contempt of court.
Small business owners are getting a little more optimistic about how their companies will do after the November election, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where the capsized cruise ship ran aground are pressing ahead with U.S. lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from Miami-based Carnival Corp.
McDonald's said a key sales figure climbed 3.7 percent in August, as the fast-food chain emphasized the value of its menu offerings amid the challenging global economy.
The trade deficit widened in July for the first time in four months as the global economic slowdown took a toll on American exports.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Oil rose for a fifth day on speculation that the Federal Reserve will announce additional measures to stimulate the economy, increasing fuel demand.
Humans’ power to determine the future of planet Earth is increasing exponentially. The result could be disastrous unless we change the way we think.
Investors spent Tuesday preparing for two events sure to move markets this week: a Federal Reserve meeting and a court decision on whether Germany can help support its struggling neighbors. And if the stock market's gains Tuesday are any sign, they expect both events to turn out well.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Gannett Co., the owner of television stations and 82 daily newspapers including USA Today, jumped the most in more than two months as the U.S. presidential election helps spur demand for advertising.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, said sales at stores open at least 13 months rose 3.7 percent in August, driven by growth in China and Australia.
U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, further evidence that hiring may stay weak in the coming months.
It could have been where John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their retirement, yet Dorinish Island became home only to grazing sheep and seabirds.
Noses across Southern California were hoping for a sweeter-smelling Tuesday, as public officials sought a solid answer for what made Monday so pungent.
The record $2.3 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, buoyed by a projected windfall from the sale of its broadcast rights, doesn’t necessarily mean the value of professional sports franchises will continue to rise, according to Leo Hindery Jr., who helped establish the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network.
The U.S. overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, seeking to reduce the threat that banks will have to buy back flawed mortgages from the two firms, laid out new rules designed to spur lending and ease the housing crunch.
This election is likely to result either in a continued face-off between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans or in a unified Republican government led by Mitt Romney.
European officials signaled Tuesday that they may recommend the suspension of the continent's carbon emission fees for airlines to avert a trade war with major economic powers such as China and the United States, allowing time to forge a global agreement on climate charges for the aviation industry.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. trade deficit widened in July for the first time in four months as the global economic slowdown reduced demand for American-made goods.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Oil traded near the highest close in almost three weeks in New York amid speculation the U.S. will add to measures to revive its economy, countering concern that Europe’s bailout plan will falter.
The stiff winds and heavy rains of post-tropical storm Leslie lashed Newfoundland as the storm made landfall Tuesday, knocking out power in several towns and forcing the cancellation of all flights at the island's main airport.
Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's time to move on after a decade of remembrance.
Markets eked out some gains Tuesday amid growing confidence that a top German court will rule favorably on Europe's bailout fund.
The U.S. trade deficit grew to $42 billion in July, widened by fewer exports to Europe, India and Brazil that offset a steep decline in oil imports.
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Donna Thornton made sure to include a no-cost provision in her contract with Chesapeake Energy Corp. that let the driller harvest natural gas beneath 2.5 acres of her property in Louisiana.
A New York judge has dropped a copyright claim by the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground from a lawsuit it brought against the Andy Warhol Foundation over a banana image Warhol created.
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Wells Fargo & Co., the fourth- largest U.S. bank by assets, won a $30 million judgment and the appointment of a permanent receiver in its lawsuit against prison-service provider Medical Development International Ltd. over the repayment of loans.
A jury on Monday awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis, who claimed the creator of some of Las Vegas' most upscale resorts threatened to kill him over a gambling debt.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley agreed to buy the rest of its brokerage joint venture from Citigroup Inc. at a fixed price that values the entire unit at $13.5 billion -- or about 40 percent less than Citigroup’s estimate two months ago.
GoDaddy.com says a Web hosting outage that involved thousands and possibly millions of websites on Monday was due to internal problems, not an attack by hackers.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Summit Corp. rose the most in seven months after the U.K. drug development company said Bristol- Myers Squibb Co., the U.S. drugmaker with $21.2 billion in sales last year, agreed to use its technology to identify treatments.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s claim to the European Union-wide trademark on the word “Bud” for beer and other products is based on a fraud that began more than a century ago, Budejovicky Budvar NP told a European court.
A Nevada judge says she may penalize Las Vegas Sands Corp. lawyers, and maybe the casino company itself, for failing to disclose documents to opposing attorneys representing a fired former Macau casino executive in a civil breach of contract lawsuit.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- One of the reasons I admire Mormons is their commitment to long-term food storage.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- China’s surreal and uneasy relationship with Hong Kong is a story you just have to love.
Emma Watson is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users.
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the world’s largest crude exporter, said its computer network has recovered fully after a cyber attack last month and it is investigating the incident.
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Computer Sciences Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mike Lawrie said he’s targeting a more than sevenfold jump in earnings to $5 a share within five years, with cost cuts, and a shift to cloud computing and data analysis.
A Florida company said Monday that the database of Apple device information that hackers stole and posted on the Internet last week came from a file the firm had in its computer system.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Nike Inc. wants to make improving your golf game easier.
Myspace must put a new privacy program in place as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
In case you haven't heard by now, Apple is unveiling its latest iPhone on Wednesday. That leaves the question: What should you do with your old one?
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. directors are preparing to promote Mark Fields to chief operating officer from president of the Americas, a move that anoints him as probable successor to Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, according to a person familiar with the plan.
The euro rose to four-month high against the dollar Tuesday as traders wait to see if the Federal Reserve will announce additional steps to help the U.S. economy later this week.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Bank of Canada said Jim Westlake, the head of its international banking and insurance unit, will retire this year.
Both parties are using a brief pre-election session of Congress to make campaign appeals to returning veterans.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Texas Instruments Inc., the largest maker of analog chips, forecast quarterly sales and profit that may beat the low end of analysts’ estimates, defying predictions that a weaker economy would crimp orders.
Michael Francis, the former J.C. Penney president and chief marketing officer at Target Corp., has found a new home.
PepsiCo Inc. says its president is leaving to become CEO of a privately held company after less than a year on the job.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Legg Mason Inc., the money manager under pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz, said Mark R. Fetting will step down as chairman and chief executive officer after failing to end almost five years of client redemptions.
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata is convinced the future of gaming still centers on handheld and TV-based machines. He’ll get his answer by Christmas, in the number of new Wii U consoles that get bought.
Chip maker Texas Instruments Inc. narrowed its revenue forecast for the current quarter and raised the low end of its earnings guidance, sending shares higher in after-hours trading.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Investors in Treasuries remained bullish this week, betting that the prices of the securities will rise while cutting neutral positions, according to a survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple.
The number of U.S. homes that don't get traditional television service continues to increase, but that doesn't mean they don't have TVs.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The euro rose to the highest in almost four months versus the dollar after Germany’s top constitutional court said it will proceed with a ruling on the country’s role in the European permanent bailout fund.
OPEC says that world economic growth above 3 percent this year and next should drive up global oil demand by 900,000 barrels a day this year and a further 800,000 barrels in 2013.
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Copper was seen falling in New York on speculation the biggest two-day gain since November was overdone in the face of signs that demand is slowing in China, the biggest global consumer of the metal.
Premier Wen Jiabao promised to step up efforts to stabilize China's slowing economy with tax cuts and measures to boost consumer spending but appeared to rule out a major stimulus, saying Beijing will stick with established policies.
Luxury goods maker Burberry PLC, which has prospered over the past few years despite economic problems all round the world, warned Tuesday that profits this year will be at the lower end of market expectations.
Communist-backed unionists are picketing the Labor Ministry in Athens ahead of a visit there by debt inspectors monitoring Greece's austerity program.
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Four years ago, Barack Obama pledged to promote a green revolution, saying the government would back alternative-energy technologies that could create 5 million jobs and free the U.S. from a dependence on overseas oil tyrants.
Deutsche Bank is to cut costs, shed risky investments and tighten executive pay practices as part of an effort to strengthen itself against a slackening global economy and more regulation.
Legg Mason's chairman and CEO Mark Fetting, who led the money manager through the difficult years during and after the financial crisis, will step down Oct. 1.
Five Star Quality Care Inc. said Tuesday it completed the sale of its pharmacy business to Omnicare Inc. for $38.7 million in total.
Rose Davis wasn't about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school kept open for students who needed a safe haven while teachers walked the picket line.
Prince William and his wife Kate have seen orchids named for them and for his late mother in Singapore.
Israel's prime minister has expressed his dissatisfaction with Washington's refusal to spell out what would provoke a U.S.-led military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
Families of deployed Marines are busy painting their hearts out to make welcome signs as their fighters come back from Afghanistan and Iraq.
A new report says recessions in many nations are pushing a growing number of young people out of education and out of the workforce.
The tycoon stakeholder of French newspaper Liberation is defending his paper's stinging criticism of another tycoon: Europe's richest man, Bernard Arnault, who is seeking citizenship in Belgium, where taxes are lower.
The leader of al-Qaida has confirmed the death of the group's second-in-command in a U.S. drone strike in June.
to remember the 9/11 anniversary.
A look at some events nationwide and around the world on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:
The U.S. government's debt rating could be heading for the “fiscal cliff” along with the federal budget.