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Google gets China OK for Motorola deal

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 11, 2011 file photo, attendees chat at the Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco. Authorities in China have approved Google Inc.’s bid to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility, clearing the way for the $12.5 billion deal to close early next week. The Chinese government approved the deal on Saturday, [&hellip...

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Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic...

America expands once again _ digitally, this time

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Chrysler Building is visible behind the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcoming the Facebook IPO, in New York’s Times Square, Friday, May 18, 2012. Facebook’s stock is trading up Friday, as investors seek to put a dollar value on...

Electric car network gets first test in Israel

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 23, 2011 file photo, Israeli-American entrepreneur Shai Agassi, founder of “Better Place”, a project developing electric vehicles and a network of charging points, stands at an electric charging station in...

Ultra-Orthodox plan huge NYC meeting on Net risks

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 3, 2012 photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, a group of Ultra Orthodox Jews who believe that the Internet threatens their way of life, check out the facilities at New York’s Citi Field, which they ultimately rented for an unprecedented...

George Clinton, Black Eyed Peas settle song suit

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 file photo, musician George Clinton arrives for a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. Clinton and the Black Eyed Peas have settled a federal lawsuit in which the funk pioneer...

Repsol: Exploratory oil well off Cuba comes up dry

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, an oil rig starts exploratory drilling beneath the waters off Cuba’s northern coast as fishermen work in Havana Bay, Cuba. The exploratory oil well has failed and will be capped and abandoned, Spanish...

A debate: Should you jump in on Facebook debut?

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A television photographer shoots the Like sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, May 18, 2012. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg symbolically opened trading on the Nasdaq stock market inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park....

Spain may have to revise its 2011 budget deficit

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brokers look at a screen inside the Spanish Stock Exchange in Madrid, Friday May 18, 2012. Spain’s stock market flirted with seven-year lows Friday as investors continued to worry about the stability of the eurozone’s financial system in light of...

Major league teams working on social media message

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 19-20 – In this photo taken May 16, 2012, tweeters and bloggers attend the Chicago Cubs inaugural social media night event outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, before a baseball game between the Cubs and the Philadelphia...