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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Buffett invests $5-billion in Bank of America Warren Buffett has thrown a lifeline to the Bank of America, nnouncing he would invest $5-billion in the beleaguered United States banking giant. Billionaire Warren Buffett threw a lifeline to the Bank of America (BofA) on Thursday, announcing he would ... 08/25/2011 - 7:18 pm | View Link
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
Warren Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced today that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote of confidence in the struggling bank. The bank's stock had ... 08/25/2011 - 8:23 am | View Link
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 - 5:27 am | View Link
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The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who is being held on espionage charges in Iran, is due to start on Tuesday.
After 10 months languishing in the notorious Evin Prison, the Tehran bureau chief is set to face a closed door trial, according to a statement posted online by The Post's Executive Editor Martin Baron.
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Baron called the incarceration and trial of Iranian-American Rezaian "shameful acts of injustice." He detailed the poor treatment Rezaian had received since his July 22, 2014 arrest — including being locked in isolation, denied medical care, and the inability to select a lawyer — and said the trial being "closed to the world" will not allow the appropriate scrutiny.
Jony Ive, Apple’s inspirational designer, is assuming a new position as Chief Design Officer at the company. The move will see him retain control over industrial design and user interface divisions at Apple, but with a step back from day-to-day operations. Read more
Tehran (AFP) - The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on espionage charges opened behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, Iran's ISNA news agency reported. Rezaian, 39, is accused of "espionage, collaboration with hostile governments, gathering classified information and disseminating propaganda against the Islamic republic," according to his lawyer Leila Ahsan.
Bangkok (AFP) - Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the UN said Tuesday, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption. Growing economic integration across the region was also enabling cross-border criminal networks to cooperate in peddling amphetamine-type stimulants and so-called "legal highs", the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report.
Wall Street JournalRyanair Profit Jumps as Charm Offensive Pays OffWall Street JournalLONDON— Ryanair RYAAY 1.45 % Holdings PLC, Europe's largest budget airline, on Tuesday said full-year net income jumped 66% and that it should rise further this year when it expects to carry more than 100 million passengers for the first time.
NBC MontanaWest Yellowstone ponders $1.4M land purchase from national forestDaily JournalWest Yellowstone city officials are facing that very question as they contemplate spending more than $1.4 million to acquire 80 acres of Custer Gallatin National Forest land adjacent to the community, which is located about 90 miles south of Bozeman.