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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.
Oct 24, 2014 | 5:24 AM
US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U....
Oct 24, 2014 | 5:24 AM
Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
Oct 24, 2014 | 4:24 AM
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
DALLAS (AP) — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheaper fuel, thanks to the nosedive in crude oil prices...
Oct 24, 2014 | 4:24 AM
Stocks surge as US companies report higher profits
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing with big gains after several major U.S. companies reported higher profits. Caterpillar and 3M led the gains among industrial stocks, which rose significantly more than the rest of the market.
Oct 24, 2014 | 4:24 AM
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop -- but don't expect fares to fall too.
Oct 24, 2014 | 3:24 AM
Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service. Cable providers have been consolidating...
Oct 24, 2014 | 3:24 AM
Dow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump.
Oct 24, 2014 | 3:24 AM
Real estate spotlight, Oct. 23, 2014
Just a few graduates of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture school, practiced in Seattle in the middle of the 20th century. One was Theodore "Ted" Dixon Bower, who designed this Leschi home in 1970. It's listed for $1.697 million, although a...
Oct 24, 2014 | 2:24 AM
Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
(AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected Union Pacific to report earnings per share of $1.51 on...
Oct 24, 2014 | 1:24 AM