- Pending US home sales improved slightly in June
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 07/27/2016 - 10:32 AM
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- WTO chief make case for world trade in face of criticism
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 07/27/2016 - 09:35 AM
The head of the World Trade Organization says it needs to do more to make the case for the benefits of trade in the face of claims that it has been responsible for shrinking manufacturing jobs in places like the United States. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Boeing reports 2Q loss
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 07/27/2016 - 08:53 AM
Boeing Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $234 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Long-time Lilly CEO Lechleiter to retire in December
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 07/27/2016 - 08:53 AM
Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter will retire in December after leading the drugmaker through a challenging period in which it lost U. S. patent protection for several top-selling products.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Apple supplier LG Display puts $1.8B into flexible displays
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday - 07/27/2016 - 01:16 AM
The South Korean company said Wednesday that mass production of flexible displays will start in late 2018, at a scale that will supply enough 5.7-inch sized flexible screens for 3 million handsets per month.
Samsung uses flexible OLED screens for its Galaxy Edge series smartphones that feature displays that wrap around corners of the devices.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 07/26/2016 - 05:48 PM
It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: A massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could almost double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries by 2018.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Citing cyber 'revolution,' Obama issues attack response plan
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 07/26/2016 - 10:21 AM
The White House says the world is facing a "revolution" of the cyber threat and is issuing a response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Energy company BP says 2Q earnings fell 45 percent
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 07/26/2016 - 02:30 AM
BP says second-quarter earnings fell 45 percent as lower oil prices hit the British energy company.
The company said Tuesday that underlying replacement cost profit, which excludes one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories, fell to $720 million from $1.3 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.
The company's net loss narrowed to $1.4 billion from $5.8 billion.
BP took a pre-tax charge of $5.2 billion in the quarter for costs related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Monday - 07/25/2016 - 08:18 PM
The Solar Impulse 2 plane has landed in Abu Dhabi more than a year after its initial take off, completing the first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 07/25/2016 - 04:32 PM
 the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.
The email uproar is an unwelcome distraction at the launch of the Democratic National Convention, inflaming the rift between supporters of Hillary Clinton and primary rival Bernie Sanders just when the party was hoping to close it.
Clinton's campaign, citing a cybersecurity firm hired to investigate the leak, blamed Russia for hacking the party's computers and suggested the goal was to benefit Donald Trump's campaign.
The FBI announced Monday it was investigating how the hack occurred, saying "a compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously."
Democrats have known about the hack since April, when party officials discovered malicious software on their computers.
On Friday, the public got its first look at DNC emails when Wikileaks posted a cache of 19,000 internal communications, including some that suggested party officials had favored Clinton over rival Sanders during the primaries.
Clinton's campaign didn't hesitate to make the connection, with campaign manager Robby Mook saying cyber experts believed "Russian state actors were feeding the e-mail to hackers for the purpose of helping Donald Trump."
Trump senior policy adviser Paul Manafort called the Clinton campaign statements "pretty desperate" and "pretty absurd."
Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the weekend after Sanders' campaign pounced on a number of leaked emails that they said showed that party officials had favored Clinton during the primaries.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Starbucks shuffles management; new role for Americas head
Kansas City Star, Monday - 07/25/2016 - 02:05 PM
Starbucks is shuffling its management, including a new role for the executive who headed its flagship Americas unit for eight years. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 07/25/2016 - 05:17 AM
Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Asian shares cheered by Wall Street, dollar, Group of 20
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 07/24/2016 - 11:02 PM
Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U. S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.8 percent in early trading to 16,759.80. More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports
Associated Press, Sunday - 07/24/2016 - 04:16 PM
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- 'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59M at weekend box office
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 07/24/2016 - 02:49 PM
Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share