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Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 2, 2015, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, after their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Plaintiffs who claim the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view [&hellip...

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IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. The IRS says thieves used an agency website to steal tax information from as many as 220,000 additional taxpayers. The agency first...

Amazon’s data-driven approach becoming more common

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. A New York Times article portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of...

Stocks climb as China’s currency steadies, homebuilders rise

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets were mostly higher Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, as the yuan steadied and Greece inched closer to receiving its latest bailout. (AP...

New private school scholarship program is off to slow start

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 13, 2015 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval talks at a bill signing ceremony at the historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, Nev. Sandoval signed a bill that creates scholarships so lower-income families can afford private...

Tourism officials say Washington had a record year in 2014

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

A girl on a bicycle pedals around the Tidal Basin with the Washington Monument in the background in Washington Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Tourism officials say Washington drew a record 20.2 million visitors last year, with increases in international and domestic...

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme Disease is a potentially debilitating disease that has been...

Searchers spot wreckage of missing Indonesia passenger plane

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk outside the terminal at Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, after a Trigana Air Service flight originating from there went missing. An Indonesian airliner went missing Sunday after losing contact with...

Japan’s economy contracts in April-June quarter

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 22, 2015 file photo, a cargo is loaded onto a truck at a port in Tokyo. Japan says its economy contracted at a 1.6 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter, as bad weather and slowing growth in China weakened demand. The gloomy...

‘Infinity’ creators have faith in ‘Force Awakens’ edition

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Disney Enterprises, Disney Infinity executives John Vignocchi, from left, and John Blackburn, invited co-stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega of Star Wars The Force Awakens on stage during the D23 Expo for a surprise appearance at the...