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UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit
DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter net income at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. Separately, UPS said that a new contract with the Teamsters union covering 253,000 employees will...
Apr 25, 2014 | 2:25 AM
Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment. The agreements with...
Apr 25, 2014 | 2:25 AM
First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad
Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the...
Apr 25, 2014 | 2:25 AM
$1.8B methanol plant planned for Port of Tacoma
A multinational consortium of chemical companies and investors plans a $1.8 billion plant at the Port of Tacoma that would convert natural gas to methanol. The methanol would be shipped by tanker to China where it would be used to make plastics.
Apr 25, 2014 | 2:25 AM
Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up
The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar.
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM
US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards
The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM
Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members
Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM
Google's top social networking executive departs
Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM
Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs
Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar have been posting strong financial results in recent weeks and telling investors that orders are strong. Political wrangling in the U.S. shut down the government and led the...
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM
Proposed FDA e-cigarette rules raising questions, doubts
The proposal put off until later almost all of the trickiest issues regarding e-cigarettes, such as whether flavors should be banned or television advertising limited.
Apr 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM