Ford shareholders reject stock proposal Ford Motor Co. shareholders are again rejecting a proposal to dilute the Ford family's control over the company. At its annual meeting in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Ford said 67 percent of shareholders voted against the proposal to make each Ford share worth one vote. More
For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept. Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New fruit trees and shrubs have been planted, and mowing crews are beginning to make the rounds to keep the green spaces tidy. More
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
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Ukraine tensions muddle U.S. stocks NEW YORK – One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed, and the other closed lower. 03/7/2014 - 6:20 pm | View Link
US stocks muddled as Ukraine tensions fester One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged ... 03/7/2014 - 5:13 pm | View Link
Stocks drift lower as Ukraine tensions fester One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. 03/7/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
Stocks are mixed as tensions build in Ukraine, offsetting pickup in hiring last month NEW YORK — One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident. The stock market ended mixed Friday after a day of muddled trading. Among the three main U.S. stock indexes, one edged higher, one closed little changed and the other closed lower. 03/7/2014 - 9:32 am | View Link
Stocks mixed as Ukraine tensions fester Investors focused on the tensions in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea was preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia. It was enough of a reason to sell into the weekend and to offset optimism over a pickup in hiring by U.S. employers last month. 03/7/2014 - 1:01 am | View Link
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Once struggling US auto market now industry bedrock DETROIT - Welcome to an unlikely beacon of hope for the global auto industry -- Detroit. Executives arriving this week for the Detroit auto show find a U.S. car market that has morphed from meltdown three years ago to a safe haven as concerns grow about ... 01/8/2012 - 1:01 pm | View Link
UPDATE 1-Once struggling US auto market now industry bedrock Welcome to an unlikely beacon of hope for the global auto industry -- Detroit. Executives arriving this week for the Detroit auto show find a U.S. car market that has morphed from meltdown three years ago to a safe haven as concerns grow about the ... 01/8/2012 - 12:47 pm | View Link
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Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour money into higher-risk, higher-growth stocks that would benefit from a pickup in the economy.
Investors buy utilities when they are worried about stock market volatility or the outlook for economic growth.
Typically, utility stocks rise less than others when the overall market is climbing, but they fall less when prices are down.
The dividend yield, a measure of a company's dividend compared with its stock price, is 3.6 percent for utility companies in the S&P 500.
Quality sound effects can make a great movie even greater
YouTube user Hudson Hongo redubbed Star Wars, replacing the original sound effects with his own onomatopoetic version. Now Star Wars fans can enjoy the battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi with plenty of beeps, boops and pew-pews filling in for the original sound
See also: 30 'Star Wars' Facts You Didn't Know
Even without its legendary sound effects, Star Wars is still entertaining to watch.
Miyamoto International, the West Sacramento-based structural engineering firm, plans to add offices in as many as five countries within a year, CEO Kit Miyamoto says. … Tractor Supply Co. is steadily turning up new stores all across rural America, and its newest one will be in Antelope. … A wide swath of Historic Downtown Placerville’s Main Street will be getting fresh new colors in June.
The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people.