US medicine spending shows rare dip Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
YouTube Claims Victory Over TV - Battle Won With One Billion Visitors Per Month With more than one billion unique visitors every month, YouTube asserted last night that the battle between television and the online video giant is over. YouTube claimed victory with six billion views per month. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited Mark Mahaney's estimates, a stock analyst at RBC Capital Markets, that YouTube generated about $4 billion in revenue in 2012, up from $2.5 billion in 2011. More
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Warren Buffett Invests $5 Billion in Bank of America Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will invest $5 billion in Bank of America to keep the company afloat after subprime mortgage-related losses left the lender low on capital. Bank of America announced the investment Thursday, saying it would sell ... 08/25/2011 - 11:25 am | View Link
Buffett Invests $5 Billion In Bank Of America New York, Aug 25: Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote of confidence in the struggling bank. 08/25/2011 - 10:37 am | View Link
Warren Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America NEW YORK (AP) -- Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote of confidence in the struggling bank. 08/25/2011 - 10:25 am | View Link
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Fourth-ranked Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified team rules. A school spokesman said Oakman and Stewart would both be back for the Bears' home opener Sept. 12 against Lamar.
Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual. The northern Illinois boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes normally draws tens of thousands of visitors for end-of-summer fun.
The state's fired former top oil regulator says Gov. Jerry Brown's administration pressured him to break federal and state law on oilfield permitting. Derek Chernow's account is in a recently filed lawsuit filed by a group of Central Valley farmers. The farmers blame the state and oil companies for what they say is oilfield contamination of their water wells.
Moscow (AFP) - Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals and raising questions about Russia's ability to protect its natural heritage. Critics have blamed authorities' slow response for allowing the blazes to get out of hand, quadrupling in size on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal in the last month and forcing locals to shelter from the toxic chemicals released into the air.
Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Markets brace for big data dump from the US. Markets will move on new unemployment data from the US at 12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. ET). Non-farm payroll data will be published, as well as an updated unemployment rate. The analyst consensus is a 0.1% drop to 5.2%.
Disney is unleashing its new line of "Star Wars" toys and products Friday. Tech Insider got an early preview of some of Hasbro's anticipated "Star Wars" toys reveals ranging from new lightsabers to "Star Wars"-themed Nerf guns. We'll be checking out everything hands on Saturday. For now, here are the ones kids and fans of the series will be clamoring over.