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Hewlett-Packard wins Idaho school laptop contract

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, center, along with Gov. Butch Otter, right, and executives from Hewlett-Packard Co., announced on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Boise, Idaho, that HP was awarded a multi-year contract to provided laptops and technology support to Idaho students as part of Luna’s “Students Comes First”...

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Netflix slashes its forecast for subscriber gains

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, photo, a woman holds up a Netflix envelope to be photographed in front of a Netflix application on a television in East Derry, N.H. Netflix slashed its prediction of how many U.S. video streaming subscribers it would add this...

Amgen 3Q profit jumps on lower costs, higher sales

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 20, 2010, file photo,shows an exterior view of Amgen offices in Fremont, Calif. Biotech drugmaker Amgen Inc. said Tuesday , Oct. 23, 2012, that its third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, when a huge legal reserve...

Facebook 3Q results show mobile ad growth

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, smiles for photographers at the Gorki residencewhile meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Facebook’s third-quarter results released Tuesday, Oct....

Items from Schilling company hit RI auction block

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Auction company employee Bianco Christofaro works that backside during an auction of the remnants of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s video gaming company, 38 Studios, in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The artwork at right is...

Fox sets viewership record with 3rd debate

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answer a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Win McNamee) NEW YORK (AP) — While it set a...

Norfolk Southern 3Q profit falls 27 percent

October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, a Norfolk Southern Railroad train pulls transport cars full of coal through central Illinois near Goodfield, Ill. Norfolk Southern Corp. says the weak economy contributed to a 27 percent drop in profits...

Hasbro 3rd-qtr profit falls 4 pct, revenue drops

October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2011, file photo, toys by Hasbro are displayed in New York. Hasbro Inc. announced Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 that its third-quarter net income was down by 4 percent. But the Pawtucket, R.I.-based company remains confident heading into...

Land battles surface in Myanmar as reforms unfold

October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Sept. 16, 2012, Zay Thiha, vice chairman of the Zaykabar Company, talks during an interview in Yangon, Myanmar. Zay Thiha predicts, ambitiously, that the 2,500 acre industrial zone alone could create 1.5 million stable jobs in Southeast...

Yahoo CEO starts reign with encouraging 3Q report

October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Yahoo has ushered in Marissa Mayer as its new CEO with a third-quarter earnings report that topped analyst estimates. The...