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Swift’s ‘Red’ sells 1.2 million copies in debut

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 23, 2012 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York. Swift will co-host The Grammy nominations concert with LL COOL J on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s new album is called...

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Sandy takes out 25 pct of cell towers

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, without power because of superstorm Sandy, wait for a chance to charge their mobile phones on an available generator setup on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday,...

Wall Street back in business after storm shutdown

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

The streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange are deserted as financial markets remain closed for the second day due to superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit...

Greece delays austerity vote, warns of ‘chaos’

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – It this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo shows Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras makes statements at Maximos mansion in Athens. Samaras said on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 that the government had essentially ended negotiations on new...

EU beer brewers refuse to swallow French suds tax

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this March 10, 2004 file photo, a selection, out of more than 450 types, of beer is shown in Brussels, Belgium. France, the land of wine, is planning heavy taxes on beer, and that is not going down well with brewers, even in other nations....

Ford reports $1.63b 3Q profit despite Europe woes

October 31, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, photo, a Ford Focus is on display at a car dealership in San Jose, Calif. Ford’s third-quarter net income eases 1 percent to $1.63 billion as European losses swamp record North American profits, the company announced...

2 top executives leaving Apple

October 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, including the iPad mini, in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Apple Inc. is refusing to compete on price with its rivals in the tablet market, it’s pricing its new, smaller iPad...

In Vietnam, US relies on pirate site to network

October 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, Vietnamese singer Le Quyen makes up on backstage at her family owned music cafe, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Le Quyen is suing Zing.vn and eight other infringing websites, claiming the site has ignored requests...

Ukraine’s ruling party leads in vote called biased

October 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sunday in a crucial vote tainted by the jailing of top opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and fears of election...

Comic-Con to stay in San Diego through 2016

October 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 15, 2012 publicity photo provided by Nickelodeon, a fan is seen with SpongeBob SquarePants during Comic-Con, in San Diego, Calif. Storm Troopers, cyborgs, superheroes and other comic-book fans can count on their annual pilgrimage to...