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Japan PM’s biggest test on economy still to come

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A currency trader checks monitors at a foreign exchange company in Tokyo, Friday, April 5, 2013. Japan’s benchmark stock index surged above 13,000 for the first time in more than four years Friday, its second straight day of big gains after the central bank announced aggressive action to lift the economy out of a prolonged [&hellip...

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Facebook barges into Google turf with Home

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

From left, HTC CEO Peter Chou, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega embrace as they show joint products at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK (AP)...

KFC to offer easy-to-eat boneless chicken

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by KFC shows the company’s new boneless chicken. KFC will offer new boneless pieces of chicken as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces. The chain says the offering reflects the growing popularity of...

Dim labor report shows US added just 88K jobs

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Friday, March 29, 2013 photo shows a help wanted sign at a barber shop in Richmond, Va. U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown is a reminder that the job...

North Korea threats spark buzz on Guam, not panic

April 5, 2013 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, members of the 374th Airlift Wing of U.S. Air Force work on a C-130 aircraft during the Cope North military exercises at Andersen U.S. Air Force Base in Guam. There soon will be another military element to life on...

Casino king testifies in Vegas in contract suit

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen stands in the courtroom before the beginning opening statements in Suen’s lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Clark County Regional Justice Court in Las Vegas. Suen is claiming Las Vegas Sands...

Samsung’s operating profit up 53 percent in 1Q

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, Samsung Electronics Co. logo is seen at a showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The firm said Friday, April 5, 2013 its operating profit last quarter rose 53 percent over a year earlier, outpacing expectations...

Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 4, 2013, which includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly school shooting in...

Facebook tweaks Android phones to build new ‘Home’

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, April 4, 2013. Zuckerberg says the company is not building a phone or an operating system. Rather, Facebook is introducing a new experience for Android...

Jury: HMO liable for $24M in Vegas hep C outbreak

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Plaintiff Bonnie Brunson, middle, hugs friend Robyn Sedillos as her husband Carl Brunson, right, and fellow plaintiff Helen Meyer, left, look on after receiving a favorable verdict at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on April 4, 2013. A...